Pancake Fridays: Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

This cake is whoa-my-God amazing.

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

The best, absolute best part is that you can eat this for breakfast. Whoa!

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

This is one of my favorite creations to date since it combines two of my favorite things: pancakes (in the form of crepes) and SWEET POTATO CASSEROLES. I had never had a sweet potato before in my life until I had a bite of someone’s marshmallow-topped casserole at a Thanksgiving gathering. The next Thanksgiving, I picked out about 8 lbs. of potatoes and made my own contribution to Thanksgiving meal. Love at first sight.

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

Sadly, sweet potato casserole wasn’t present at this past Thanksgiving gathering, but reading this sweet potato casserole showdown has left me craving them for months. I’ve been so obsessed! So I made this. And it’s pretty awesome.

Here’s what this is: sweet potato crepes layered with a sweet potato filling laced with orange, maple and brown butter topped with a crispy-melty lid of broiled marshmallows. Remember the buckwheat flour we used in those banana buckwheat pancakes? Here’s another excuse to use it!

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

This crepe batter is super easy to make–whirl all the ingredients in a blender and you’re done! You can also easily mix the ingredients by hand. Add a well-heated, greased pan and crepe heaven is just around the corner.

I tried to make a vegan version until I realized I just wanted to put an egg in the crepe batter and be done with it. So I did. Then I added a tablespoon of brown butter to the filling. Let me tell you: I had a bowl of butter-less filling and it was great—I was eating spoonfuls and enjoying life. Then I added butter and I found myself SHOVELING spoonfuls into my face. It makes the sweet potato filling into this gorgeous, caramel-laced richness that is addicting.

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

And after broiling a sea of marshmallows on top until they reached a crusty golden brown and I sliced into that multi-layered carb and sweet potato creation? I was in a total state of delayed gratitude bliss.

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

So happy Friday! I hope you get to make this this weekend for someone special and celebrate Thanksgiving in March.

Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 crepe cake

Serving Size: 6 slices

Calories per serving: 157

Fat per serving: 6

Sweet potato crepes are layered with sweet potato filling and topped with a lid of broiled marshmallows to create the ultimate sweet potato casserole--in crepe form!

Ingredients

  • Crepes
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • scant 1 tablespoon oil
  • scant ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sweet potato puree
  • dash cinnamon

  • Sweet potato filling
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown butter, optional

  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

Add all crepe ingredients to a blender (liquid ingredients first); blend until smooth. Batter will be very runny.

Mash all filling ingredients together.

In a lightly greased frying pan over medium heat, cook each crepe about 2 minutes on each side. Amount of batter will vary depending on the size of your pan (I used a 6" pan and a scant 1/4 cup of batter, yielding about 11 crepes).

Layer cooked crepes and sweet potato filling. Top with mini marshmallows and broil at 500 degrees for 2 minutes (watch it to make sure your marshmallows don't burn!)

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29 thoughts on “Pancake Fridays: Sweet Potato Casserole Crepe Cake

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  3. Amy

    Ohhh my goodness! The sweet potatoes with the toasted marshmallows are my favorite part of Thanksgiving. My mom found a recipe for a mashed version with maple syrup, and it is to DIE for. And then you basically put that in between layers of crêpes — the best thing ever invented — to make a cake?? Amazing!!

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  4. Lilly Sue

    WOW. These look beautiful and so CREATIVE!! I am not a big fan of sweet potato casserole though (not even with all the sweet stuff) but I love your fun idea. And it looks pretty :)

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    1. erika Post author

      Aww thanks Lilly Sue. I wasn’t a big fan of sweet potato casserole either as a kid but man–that one I linked to up there in Erica’s blog sounds like it would convert ANYONE.

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  5. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Holy yum, Erika!!! There is nothing that I don’t absolutely ADORE about this recipe! Crepes, yum (although I suck at making them. I couldn’t properly flip a crepe if my life depended on it). And I lurv sweet potatoes. I usually eat them simply steamed or roasted but sweet potato casserole is a major weakness of mine. Once you get that broiled, ooey gooey layer of marshmallow on top, this is heaven on a plate. Gorgeous photos too, especially the shot showing all those creamy, dreamy layers. Love this!

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    1. erika Post author

      Thanks Nancy! I am POSITIVE you don’t suck at making crepes. My tricks are to oil the pan well for the first crepe and cook them over medium heat–and be very patient when flipping! And ugh yes! Sweet potatoes are great steamed/roasted, but casseroles are my kryptonite!

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  6. Brandi

    I missed this post somehow! This looks delicious Erika! I love crepes and love sweet potatoes…looks really amazing. I can’t imagine sweet potato in between crepes, but I bet it tastes fabulous. My favorite part though, is the marshmallows…..I don’t think I would eat this for breakfast though….I most certainly would save it for dessert after dinner. Yum! Great recipe girl!

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  7. IRENASdots

    Just added sweet potato on these week grocery list – I am definitely trying this one :) Always nice to try new, unusual combinations 😉 Lovely photos as always!

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  8. laurasmess

    Hi Erika! This crepe cake looks amazing… I’ve never tried the combination of sweet potato and marshmallows (or pumpkin pie, for that matter… we don’t have the same traditions here in Australia) but I believe you that it’s oh-so-good! Love how you can see the stripes of crepe and creamy orange sweet potato. Gorgeous. Also love your cake strip tutorial… I’d never heard of them, but they look really effective. Thanks for sharing your recipes as always!

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    1. erika Post author

      !!! You must try them!! Sweet potatoes and marshmallows are a match made IN HEAVEN! So good. You must try them and let me know what you think!! And thank YOU for stopping by :)

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