Zesty Lemon Crepe Cake with Tangy Lemon Curd: A Citrus Lover's Delight

 Get ready to embark on a tantalizing journey of citrusy goodness with our Lemon Crepe Cake! This delectable dessert combines layers of delicate vanilla crepes with a luscious lemon curd topping, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Whether you're a lemon lover or simply seeking a dessert that will brighten your day, this Lemon Crepe Cake is sure to delight you. So, let's dive in and discover how to create this zesty masterpiece!


For the Vanilla Crepes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

For the Lemon Curd Topping:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Making the Vanilla Crepes:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk melted butter, and vanilla extract. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until smooth and well combined. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.

Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. Pour a small amount of batter onto the pan, swirling it around to create a thin, even layer. Cook the crepe for about 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly golden. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, stacking the crepes on a plate as you go.

  1. Preparing the Lemon Curd Topping:
In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Cook the mixture, whisking constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10-12 minutes.

Remove the bowl from heat and add the cubed butter, stirring until fully melted and incorporated. Strain the lemon curd through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, pressing it with a spatula to remove any lumps. Cover the lemon curd with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to cool and set.

3. Assembling the Lemon Crepe Cake (continued): Continue layering the crepes, spreading a thin layer of lemon curd on each one, until you have used up all the crepes. The number of layers will depend on your preference and the size of your crepes. Once you've added the final crepe layer, spread a generous amount of lemon curd on top, using a spatula to create a smooth and even layer. You can reserve some lemon curd for drizzling over individual slices later. 4. Chilling and Serving:

Cover the assembled Lemon Crepe Cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, or overnight if possible. This chilling time allows the flavors to meld together and the cake to set. When you're ready to serve, remove the cake from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes. Use a sharp knife to slice the cake into wedges or squares. Drizzle any remaining lemon curd over the individual slices for an extra burst of tangy flavor. Enjoy this delightful Lemon Crepe Cake with Lemon Curd Top as a refreshing dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of delicate crepes and zesty lemon curd creates a harmony of flavors that will captivate your taste buds. Share this dessert with family and friends, and savor the sweet and citrusy goodness together. Congratulations! You've successfully mastered the art of creating a Lemon Crepe Cake with a zesty twist. This luscious dessert is an irresistible combination of delicate vanilla crepes and tangy lemon curd, making it a delightful treat for any dessert lover. Whether you're hosting a special gathering or simply indulging in a sweet craving, this Lemon Crepe Cake is sure to brighten your day. So, gather your ingredients and let your taste buds dance with joy as you enjoy this citrusy masterpiece. Happy baking!