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Curtis Stone’s strawberry and pistachio crepe layer cake

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  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian
  • 1 serve veg or fruit

If you're keen to master an impressive crepe layer cake, Curtis' recipe has you covered.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes, + 1½ hours chilling time
Strawberry and pistachio crepe layer cake


  • 1 1/4 cups (310ml) full-cream milk
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 2 extra-large free-range eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 30g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 750g strawberries
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pistachios, toasted, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs icing sugar mixture

Mascarpone cream

  • 2 cups (500ml) thickened cream
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt flakes

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 2021kJ/483 Cals (23%), Protein: 7g (14%), Fat: 32g (46%), Sat Fat: 20g (83%), Carb: 42g (14%), Sugar: 32g (26%), Dietary Fibre: 2g (7%), Sodium: 186mg (9%).

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  1. Step 1

    In a blender, combine milk, cream, eggs, flour, caster sugar, lemon rind and salt and blend until smooth. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a 20cm non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Dab some paper towel in the butter and wipe over the base of pan. Pour 1/4 cup (60ml) batter into the pan, swirling to coat the base. Cook for 11/2 mins or until edges curl up slightly and are golden. Using a spatula, gently loosen the edges and carefully turn the crepe over. Cook for 1 min or until the bottom begins to brown.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer the crepe to a large wire rack to cool (as crepes cool, they can be stacked on a plate). Repeat with the remaining batter, wiping the pan with butter as needed, until you have 12-15 crepes.

  4. Step 4

    To make the mascarpone cream, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the cream, mascarpone, icing sugar, lemon rind and salt on medium speed for 4 mins or until firm peaks form. Reserve one-quarter of the strawberries. Thinly slice the remaining strawberries.

  5. Step 5

    Place 1 crepe on a plate or cake stand and spread evenly with 1/4 cup (60ml) mascarpone cream. Arrange a layer of sliced strawberries over the mascarpone cream and top with another crepe. Spread 1/4 cup (60ml) mascarpone cream over the crepe and sprinkle with 2 tsp pistachio. Continue layering the remaining crepes, mascarpone cream, sliced strawberries and pistachio, alternating between strawberries and pistachio and finishing with a crepe. Spread the remaining mascarpone cream over the cake top. Place cake in the fridge to chill for 1 hour or overnight.

  6. Step 6

    Meanwhile, halve the reserved strawberries and toss with the icing sugar in a bowl. Set aside for 15 mins until liquid forms.

  7. Step 7

    Spoon the strawberry mixture over the cake top and drizzle with the liquid. Sprinkle with remaining pistachio. Using a sharp knife, slice the cake into wedges and serve immediately.

Recipe tip

Smart swap:
Blueberries and raspberries are great substitutes for the strawberries. You can also use chopped almond or walnut instead of the pistachio.

Clever storage: You can make the crepes up to 3 days ahead. Wrap in foil before refrigerating to stop them drying out.


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