Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake

Used in the curd and the candied topping, Meyer lemons subtly elevate this confection. The candied lemons, the crepes, and the filling can all be prepared in advance and assembled just before serving.

  • Servings: 12
Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2010


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, melted, plus more, melted, for pan
  • Meyer Lemon Curd Mousse
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
  • Candied Meyer Lemons, optional


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually pour milk mixture into flour mixture, whisking until smooth. Whisk in butter. Pour through a fine sieve into an airtight container; discard lumps. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Lightly coat a 6-inch crepe pan or nonstick skillet with butter. Heat over medium heat until just starting to smoke. Remove from heat; pour about 2 tablespoons batter into center. Swirl to cover bottom. Reduce heat to medium-low; return pan to heat. Cook until edges are golden and center is dry, about 30 seconds per side.

  3. Slide crepe onto an overturned plate. Repeat with remaining batter, coating pan with butter as needed, and stacking crepes. Let cool.

  4. Place 1 crepe on a flat serving dish. Spread about 1/4 cup lemon curd mousse onto crepe. Top with 1 crepe. Continue layering crepes and mousse. (Use 15 crepes, ending with a crepe on top.) Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

  5. Top crepe cake with whipped cream and 3 or 4 candied lemon slices.

Cook's Notes

Plain crepes can be refrigerated for up to 1 day.


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