Coconut crepe cake with whipped cream frosting

September 16, 2015
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Photo by Oh Sweet Day!
  • Makes one 7-inch cake
Author Notes

Not sure if Lady M has coconut crepe cake, but I've come up with my own frosting with coconut whipped cream —Oh Sweet Day!

What You'll Need
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 1/3 cups whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut, lightly toasted
  1. To prepare crepe batter, mix melted butter, milk, eggs, flour, salt and sugar in a food processor until smooth. Cover the batter with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or up to 2 days.
  2. To prepare coconut pastry cream, cook coconut milk, whole milk, coconut and salt in a saucepan over medium heat to bring the mixture just to a boil. Stir occasionally.
  3. While the milk is cooking, in a bowl whisk together egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes pale. Add cornstarch and flour, mix until smooth.
  4. Slowly add 1/3 of milk mixture to egg mixture, whisking continuously. Pour the milk-egg mixture back to the saucepan. Cook over low heat and whisk continuously until the custard is thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour the custard through the sieve and into a bowl to make it super smooth.
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes. Put a plastic wrap right on top of the cream to prevent skin forming. Refrigerate until cold and set, at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.
  7. To prepare crepes, heat a 7-inch skillet over medium-high heat with a light coating of oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter into skillet, swirling it until it evenly coats the bottom. Let it cook undisturbed until the bottom is golden and the top is set, about a minute. Carefully flip to another side and cook for 15 to 20 seconds. Transfer the crepe to a baking sheet to cool. Continue with the remaining batter. It’s fine to stack the crepes to cool completely.
  8. To assemble the cake, lay first crepe on the serving plate and spread with 2 to 3 tablespoons pastry cream. Repeat with all the crepes until you place the last crepe.
  9. To prepare frosting, whip the whipping cream and powdered sugar until it holds firm peaks.
  10. Smear a thick layer of whipped cream on the top and sides of the cake. Cover the cake with toasted coconut.
  11. Chill the cake in fridge before serving.

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