Matcha Crepe Cake

Matcha Crepe Cake Recipe

Few desserts match the delicious taste of the Matcha Mille Crepe Cake—a symphony of delicate crepes and luscious matcha-infused pastry cream.

This recipe requires patience, precision, and a passion for indulgence! Let's embark on a journey to create this delight right in your kitchen.

matcha crepe cake with fresh strawberries

A Symphony of Layers

The Matcha Mille Crepe Cake is a labor-intensive creation, where each layer of delicate crepe is meticulously crafted to perfection.

Thin layers of paper-thin crepes, made from a batter of flour, eggs, milk, and sugar, are carefully stacked atop one another. Each crepe is cooked to a flawless golden-brown, ensuring a tender texture that melts in your mouth.

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The Elegance of Presentation

Beyond its exquisite taste, the Matcha Mille Crepe Cake is a sight to behold. Adorned with a dusting of matcha powder or perhaps garnished with fresh berries or edible flowers, its visual appeal is as striking as its taste.

The vivid green layers nestled between the golden-brown crepes create an alluring contrast, inviting one to indulge in its sumptuousness.

The Art of Assembly

What distinguishes this dessert is its assembly. Between each crepe layer lies a luscious spread of matcha-infused pastry cream.

This cream, made from a blend of matcha powder, sugar, egg yolks, and cream, imparts a rich, velvety texture and an intense matcha flavor that harmonizes with the delicate crepes.

matcha mille crepe with fresh strawberries

The Perfect Pairing

Pairing this decadent dessert with a cup of green tea or a subtly sweet beverage complements its flavors impeccably. The inherent bitterness of matcha contrasts harmoniously with the sweetness of the cake, creating a well-balanced culinary experience.


Ingredients to prepare a matcha mille crepe cake with fresh strawberries

For the Crepes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 4 cups whole milk

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • A pinch of salt

For the Matcha Pastry Cream:

  • 4 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup matcha powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Matcha powder for dusting

  • Berries or edible flowers for garnish (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Crepe Batter

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.

  2. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and gradually incorporate the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, whisking until a smooth batter forms. Let the batter rest for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2: Cook the Crepes

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil.

  2. Pour a ladleful of batter into the skillet, swirling it to spread the batter thinly and evenly.

  3. Cook each crepe for about 1-2 minutes on each side until lightly golden. Set aside the cooked crepes on a plate to cool completely.

Step 3: Make the Matcha Pastry Cream

  1. In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until it starts to simmer.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, and matcha powder until smooth.

  3. Slowly pour the hot milk into the matcha mixture, whisking continuously.

  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it thickens to a custard-like consistency.

  5. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla extract, and let the pastry cream cool completely.

Step 4: Assemble the Cake

  1. Lay a crepe flat on a cake stand or serving plate.

  2. Spread a thin layer of matcha pastry cream evenly over the crepe.

  3. Continue layering crepes and pastry cream, ensuring an even distribution of cream between each layer.

  4. Repeat this process until you've used all the crepes and pastry cream, ending with a crepe on top.

matcha crepes

Step 5: Chill and Serve

  1. Cover the assembled cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the cake to set properly.

  2. Before serving, dust the top of the cake with matcha powder and garnish with berries or edible flowers if desired.

  3. Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to slice the cake into neat portions.

matcha crepes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

Tips and Variations:

  • Consistency is Key: Ensure the crepe batter is thin to achieve delicate, thin crepes.

  • Precision in Layering: Take your time to evenly spread the pastry cream between each layer for a balanced cake.

  • Creative Twists: Experiment with different garnishes like sliced almonds, chocolate shavings, or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added flair.

  • Flavor Infusions: Consider adding a hint of citrus zest or a splash of rum to the pastry cream for a unique twist.

matcha crepe cake with matcha glaze drizzile

Crafting Culinary Elegance

The Matcha Mille Crepe Cake embodies the artistry of dessert-making, marrying flavors and technique to create a treat that tantalizes the taste buds and captivates the eyes. While the process demands attention to detail, the reward is a heavenly confection that delights with every forkful.

So, gather your ingredients, embrace your inner pastry chef, and embark on a culinary adventure to create this exquisite Matcha Mille Crepe Cake.

Let the layers of crepes and matcha-infused cream harmonize into a symphony of flavors—a testament to your craftsmanship and a delight for all who indulge.

matcha crepe cake
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