Easy Gluten Free Crepe Cake Recipe with Wild Blueberry Topping -- A sweet cream cheese filling, warm blueberry sauce, and an unexpected ingredient make this one of the easiest crepe cakes you'll ever make!
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
There's no denying that apple and pumpkin run the roost when it comes to holiday desserts. You're either team apple or team pumpkin, no ifs, ands or buts.
I'm here to stand up for the little guys. Those desserts that don't slap fall across your face, but are equally as important and delicious on the dessert table.
And this one ain't even a pie. (gasp!)
What makes this gluten free crepe cake recipe delicious and healthy
- corn tortillas
- light cream cheese
- vanilla Greek yogurt
- powdered sugar
- lemon zest
- frozen wild blueberries
- lemon juice
How to make this crepe cake
In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon sugar, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside. Lay 12 corn tortillas out on a baking sheet, or baking sheets. Coat lightly with cooking spray, or with a neutral oil like avocado or canola oil, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Flip tortillas, and repeat process. Set tortillas aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine 4 ounces of softened light cream cheese, ⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt (I like the Siggi's brand since it is lower in sugar), ¼ cup low-fat or preferred milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and lemon zest from ½ a lemon (about ½-1 tablespoon). Beat with hand mixer or whisk until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes.
Especially when they're frozen. Most of the wild blueberry crop (aka 99%) is frozen, making their extra blueberry...y flavor and double dose of antioxidants available long after they poke their sweet little heads out in the summer.
They get a major thumbs up from me too since a lot of the wild blueberries come from this little state of mine, MAINE!
I got the inspiration for this recipe from another local landmark, my grocery store Hannaford. This month's issue of their Fresh Magazine was plastered with a dropdead gorgeous crepe cake for the holidays, and knew I wanted to get my hands on trying one of these beauties for myself.
..So this may not actually contain crepes, but in my defense those things are damn time consuming, near impossible to perfect, and should be left up to the professionals.
aka an excuse for me to return to France. Quality assurance testing purpose only, of course.
BUT I did make it gluten free. That gives me some brownie (crepe?) points don't it?
It may not be as delicate and/or French, but corn tortillas are by far the easiest, cheapest, and least processed gluten free tortilla/crepe replacement out there. They are so much more than a vehicle for guac and taco filling.
Dem layers doh.
Feel free to double this recipe of you want to make it look so epic and all. I am however not responsible for leaning tower of crepe cakes, or blueberry stained carpets.
Let's get wild.Print
Gluten Free Crepe Cake with Wild Blueberry Topping
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup vanilla Greek yogurt ( I like Siggi's since it's lower in sugar)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- zest of ½ lemon
- 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
- juice from ½ lemon
- 2 tablespoons water
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- On a large sheet tray, spread out corn tortillas. Spray lightly with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Turn tortillas over and repeat.
- In a large bowl, add cream cheese, yogurt, milk, vanilla, sugar, and lemon zest.
- Beat with hand mixer until light and fluffy. ~ 3 minutes.
- Place one tortilla on serving plate.
- Top with a spoonful of cream cheese mixture, and spread evenly.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas, leaving the top without filling.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour to set.
- In a small saucepan, add frozen blueberries, lemon juice and water, and heat on high.
- Bring mixture to a boil, and cook until thickened. ~3-5 minutes.
- Remove cake from refrigerator and top with blueberry sauce before serving.
- Prep Time: 90 mins
- Category: Dessert
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Have you ever had a crepe cake before?
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How clever- would never think of using corn tortillas here but it looks delish!
Making crepes is a lot of work. This is such a yummy and fast idea. Love lemon with blueberries!
AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon
You don't see corn tortillas in sweet dishes very often. I would have never guessed by the picture that you subbed the crepes for corn tortillas!
My first thought "looks beautiful but not sure I'd actually make crepes." Could have fooled me! This is a great idea.
Wow this looks like it tastes like a dream! Love the beautiful layers and those blueberries mmmm