Thin chocolate crepes with a pastry cream filling – whimsical to look at and comforting to eat!

Note: This recipe was prepared for Rodelle by Amanda at Heartbeet Kitchen. Click here to view her original post and see more helpful tips and pictures.

  • Medium
  • 45 mins
  • 10 servings

For the Cake

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Rodelle Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 145 grams teff flour
  • 25 grams tapioca flour
  • 35 grams brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Rodella vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder

For the Cream

  • 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2/3 cup Rodelle Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Rodelle vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup toasted hazelnuts, blitzed in a coffee/spice grinder, until a fine powder
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts for garnish
  1. Blend all crepe batter ingredients in blender for 25 seconds, until smooth. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. When ready to make crepes, heat a 10 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt a dab of butter in pan, and pour in about 3 tablespoons batter, tilting the pan so that the batter covers the surface entirely. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, until you see bubbles and the edges flare a bit. Then using a long spatula, flip over and cook for 2 minutes on the other side.
  3. Set on a wire rack to cool.
  4. When you're ready to assemble the cake, add all cream ingredients to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium until all combined and smooth. Then fold in hazelnuts.
  5. Place one crepe on a cakestand or plate, then spread a thin layer of pastry cream over the top. Stack another crepe, then another thin layer of pastry cream. Repeat until you reach the top of the cake, and put any leftover cream on top in the middle, with a mound of toasted hazelnuts. Refrigerate for 15 minutes if possible, as it slices easiest this way.
  6. Cake will last, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.