DIY

Dinner with Deeners - Valentine's Matcha Cake

December 19, 2017
Dina Furumoto

Heart-Shaped “Be Mine” Green Tea Mille (Multi-Layered) Crepe Cake!

 

I recently went with my aunt and cousin to a cake boutique called Lady M that is famous for their mille crepe cake. And my goodness, not only are they pretty (they are super delicious), but they are also kiiiind of expensive ($7 for a slice of cake, $80 for a 9 in cake)! So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I have decided to show you how to make a similar version of one of these very popular cakes. Not only will you no longer have to go out and buy one, but you can impress your sweethearts with this simple to make yet very intricate-looking cake!

For a unique Japanese flair, I’ve added matcha powder to the crepe batter but you can always leave it out to make a regular mille crepe cake!

I also had lots of fun shaping this cake into a heart and decorating it with chocolate writing for this romantic holiday!

And don’t worry if you do not have a sweetheart, you can make this cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Single Awareness day! So share it with your sweethearts, family, and friends…or you can even hog it all to yourself on this holiday because it is just THAT GOOD!

Warning: Plan in advance. Although this cake is simple, it does require some advance planning. The crepe batter needs to be refrigerated prior to making the crepes! So do plan ahead if you’re going to be making this for your special Valentine’s Day dinner or after-date dessert!

Recipe:

Ingredients for cake!

Crepe Batter

Crepe Batter Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk (I’ve also used almond milk)
  • 1 ¾ Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp matcha powder (I bought mine at Marukai)
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Crepe Batter Instructions

Combine and whisk ingredients together. 

Strain batter in a strainer to get lumps out. 

Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

Pour a small amount of batter onto a lightly greased frying pan. Move in circular motions until pan is covered in batter. Flip for both sides to be cooked. Repeat until batter is finished. Set aside to cool.

Whipped Cream:

Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rum (optional)
Whipped Cream Instructions

Beat ingredients together until fluffy. (Optional: add rum for more PARTY!) 

Set aside.

How to Assemble Cake:

On a plate with plastic wrap, start with one crepe and spread with whipped cream. Continue the process, stacking each crepe with a layer of whipped cream in between. End with green tea crepe on top. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for 3-4 hours.

*For more flair: you can add thinly fresh cut fruits on top of the cream while you stack.

How to Decorate and Cut Into Heart Shape:

Things you need:

  • 1 heart cut out of paper
  • 12 raspberries
  • 3 Tbsp chocolate (for writing)

With a heart cut out of paper, place it on top of the cake and trace, cutting of the excess cake with a knife. Decorate sides with fresh raspberries. Melt chocolate and making a piping bag out of a plastic sandwich bag, pipe “Be Mine” on top of the cake.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day and enjoy impressing your loved ones with this fun cake!

- Deeners

Dina Furumoto

Dina Furumoto is currently the Marketing Coordinator at Kizuna. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and a minor in Political Science. Dina has had interned in numerous organizations in the Japanese American community. With her combined internships and experiences, she has been able to participate in various organizations in the Japanese American community. Working with Kizuna has allowed Dina to continue to pursue her passions of giving back and being involved in the community. Dina also shares a deep passion of baking and Kizuna has helped pursue her pastry dreams by allowing her to be a host of their cooking show called Dinner with Deeners.