Apples are timeless; although they satisfy as a crisp and refreshing snack in the summer and spring, apples can easily turn into a spicy and warm treat for the fall and winter seasons with a little cinnamon. Whenever I have too many apples on my hand, and I’m craving some of this spicy holiday warmth, I make my apple crepe cake recipe. This recipe is a perfect for delving back to nostalgic times of cinnamon apples or discovering a new way to see and taste apples. 

Cinnamon Apple Crepe Cake With Apple Cinnamon Sauce

  • Prep Time:20 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:5
  • Medium


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice optional
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
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  • Step 1

    Assemble all crepe ingredients: milk, warm water, sugar, flour, butter, eggs, and spices. Melt butter in a separate bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Mix all crepe ingredients very well.

    #SpoonTip: Blend all items in a blender for 30 to 60 seconds to make this step easier.

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  • Step 3

    Pre-heat pan on the stove on medium high heat with some butter or oil. Poor in batter until the bottom of the pan is evenly coated. My pan was 6 inches in diameter, so it took a little under 1/4 cup of batter.

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  • Step 4

    Cook on one side for about 30 to 60 seconds, or until sides of crepe are golden brown.

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  • Step 5

    With a spatula, flip crepe to other side and cook for 30 seconds.

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  • Step 6

    Place crepe on plate to cool and repeat steps 3 to 5 until you have made around 15 crepes. I still had 1/3 of my batter left after 15 crepes, but it really depends on the size of the pan.

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  • Step 7

    As the crepes cool, assemble all ingredients for apple component: apple, orange juice, white sugar, spices.

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  • Step 8

    Peel and thinly slice apple.

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  • Step 9

    Place all ingredients in bowl and microwave for 1 minute.

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  • Step 10

    Mix and microwave for another 30 seconds or until the apple slices are soft.

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  • Step 11

    As apple slices cool, make the whipped cream.

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  • Step 12

    In a clean mixing bowl, use a mix, hand mixer, or blender to whip the heavy cream and sugar until peaks form. Be careful not to over-whisk, or else it will turn clumpy. If cream does begin to separate, mix in a couple more tablespoons of heavy whipping cream with a whisk.

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  • Step 13

    Time to assemble crepe cake! Place one crepe on a clean plate.

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  • Step 14

    Place enough whipped cream to cover crepe.

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  • Step 15

    Place another crepe on top and spread a thin layer of cream on that crepe. Add sliced apples to crepe.

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  • Step 16

    Repeat steps 13 to 15 until crepe cake is at desired height.

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  • Step 17

    Add corn starch to remaining sauce from apples. Mix and microwave for 1 minute.

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  • Step 18

    Garnish crepe cake with remaining sauce from apples and enjoy. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon as well, if desired.

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Although made from simple ingredients, the layering of this cake transforms them into a unique dessert that is sure to impress for the holidays. If the idea of a layered cake seems too daunting, remember it’s easy to transform this recipe into a simple crepe recipe. Just use the apple compote and cream as a filling for individual crepes. Whether it be a simple crepe or a layered crepe cake, this recipe provides the foundations from the filling, sauce, to crepe.