Lemon Mousse & Raspberry Crepe Cake


If you haven’t decided what to serve your Easter guests yet, maybe this will inspire you:

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These delicate layers of crepes, raspberry jam, whipped cream and lemon curd will melt in your mouth.  (I should know, I just ate a piece.  hee hee)

Lemon Mousse & Raspberry Crepe Cake

First, the crepes.

It’s definitely worth making your own.  Just think, it’s the only step where you really have to cook.  🙂

This is my go-to recipe because it produces flavorful crepes that are sturdy enough to handle.

Crepes

Makes 16 9″ crepes

NOTE: Make sure your ingredients are at the mentioned temperatures.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk or half n half, room temperature
  • 1 cup water, room temperature
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely-grated lemon zest, optional

Whisk butter and sugar until smooth.  Stir in vanilla, milk and water.Whisk in flour until smooth.

Beat in eggs one at a time until just combined.  Stir in salt and lemon zest.

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To Cook:

Heat a butter-coated crepe pan or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Pour 1/3 cup batter into the center of the pan and quickly rotate the pan around to cover the bottom:

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Cook crepe for one minute.  Loosen edges with a spatula and carefully flip crepe over.  Cook another minute.

Transfer to a plate to cool.

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Allow crepes to cool completely.  Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

Lemon Curd Mousse

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 heaping cup lemon curd, homemade or store-bought

Pour cream into a large bowl and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.  Chill beaters as well.

Remove bowl from freezer and whip at highest setting until firm like whipped cream (3-5 minutes).

Gently fold lemon curd into whipped cream in a figure-eight pattern with a spatula until fully incorporated.

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Cover and chill until ready to use.

Assembly

NOTE: It is best to assemble the cake the day you will be serving it.

You will need:

  • 15 crepes
  • Lemon curd mousse
  • Jar of raspberry jam
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced length-wise 1/4″ thick

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Center a crepe onto a plate or platter.  Spread with a thin layer of mousse (about 3 Tablespoons).

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Place a crepe on top of mousse and add a thin layer of jam (about 2 Tablespoons).

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Continue layering crepes, mousse and jam.

When you get to the 7th crepe, top with mousse and a layer of strawberries:

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Cover strawberry layer with a crepe and lightly press to push out any bubbles in the cake.

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Continue building layers.

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Once you have finished building the cake, spread a thin layer of jam on the top crepe followed by a thick layer of mousse.

Top with sliced berries.

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Chill cake for at least an hour before serving to allow the layers to settle.

Serve.  Eat.  Repeat.

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Happy Easter, everybody! 

May it be a tasty one filled with hugs and laughter.

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11 thoughts on “Lemon Mousse & Raspberry Crepe Cake

  1. That is the prettiest desert. Great photo’s too Leilani. Too bad I’m such a fatty and planning a holiday in 30 days. I’m trying to loose at least 5 lbs so I can wear a sundress I love…..I have no willpower what so-ever, it’s the saddest thing really. I must dis-allow any and all sweets from our home for April. Hope your Easter was really great!

      • Oh, I can just imagine. Unfortunately, I have got to stay out of anything fattening and tempting. I was a pretty bad girl over the holidays and am paying for it by having to work double-time to get back down to my favorite number. 🙂

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