Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday Recipe

Celebrating Valentine's Day? Here's a good dessert.

Red Velvet Crepes with Cheesecake Filling

1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole milk
2 eggs
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
red gel food coloring
nonstick cooking spray

16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
4 Tbs unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chip

confectioners' sugar
chocolate syrup
whipped cream

1. Add all the ingredients for the crepes, except the food coloring and nonstick spray, to a blender and blend until combined and smooth.

2. Add about 3/4 teaspoon of red gel food coloring and blend until combined.

3. Transfer the mixture to a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, add the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt to a food a bowl and mix with a spatula until smooth and combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag and set aside on the counter so it remains room temperature.

6. Uncover the crepe batter and give it a quick whisk.

7. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick spray.

8. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter into the center of the skillet and immediately tilt and swirl pan to coat the bottom of the skillet.

9. Cook for 2 minutes until the edges have dried and lifted slightly from the sides and the center is set. Flip over and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Repeat with remaining batter. You should end up with 12 crepes.

10. Pipe a thick layer of the cheesecake filling on the bottom half of a crepe. Spread with an offset spatula if needed.

11. Fold the top half of the crepe over to cover the cheesecake filling. Fold in half so that you get a neat triangle. Repeat with remaining crepes.

12. Serve with a dust of confectioners’ sugar, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, a dollop of whipped cream and some berries on the side.

Yield: 12 crepes

Source: Genius Kitchen

Have a great weekend


  1. Hi Jo... this looks AWESOME! I bet they taste amazing!

    Happy Valentine's day! Hope you and Matt have a sweet and romantic evening.

    1. Thanks Michael. Haven't tried them yet but maybe I will do so on the 14th.