Mexican Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Crepe Torte Recipe

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Mary Bates Modified: March 23, 2022
Mexican Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Crepe Torte Recipe

How To Make Mexican Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Crêpe Torte

More than just your usual cake, this crepe torte is layers of crepe with cinnamon-chocolate and a creamy dulce de leche filling.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 2 hours
Cool Time: 1 hour
Total: 4 hours

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 2tbspsugar,granulated
  • pinch of salt
  • cupsmilk,(plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 6largeeggs
  • 4tbspmelted butter
  • 1cupheavy cream,(plus 2 tbsp)
  • 10ozbittersweet chocolate
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • 4largeegg yolks
  • cupsdulce de leche,see note
  • confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar and salt.

  2. Whisk in the milk, vanilla, 6 whole eggs and the 4 tablespoons of melted butter and let stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet and lightly brush with melted butter.

  4. Pour ⅓ cup of the crêpe batter into the skillet and immediately swirl until it reaches halfway up the side.

  5. Pour any excess batter back into the bowl.

  6. Cook the crêpe over moderate heat for about 1 minute until golden at the edge and set in the center.

  7. Flip the crêpe and cook for about 15 seconds longer, or just until the bottom is browned in spots.

  8. Transfer the crêpe to a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

  9. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the skillet with butter only as needed.

  10. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the cream to a boil.

  11. Remove the pan from the heat and add the chocolate and cinnamon.

  12. Let stand for 5 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in 2 of the egg yolks.

  13. In a medium bowl, whisk the dulce de leche with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream and 2 egg yolks.

  14. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  15. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the paper.

  16. Fit a crêpe in the bottom of the pan, pressing to flatten it.

  17. Halve 2 crêpes and line the sides of the pan with them, placing the cut sides down and slightly overlapping the bottom crêpe; the rounded part of the halved crêpes will hang over the edge of the pan a bit

  18. Spoon a slightly heaping ½ cup of the chocolate filling into the pan and spread to the edge of the crêpe.

  19. Top with another crêpe, pressing to flatten it.

  20. Spoon a slightly heaping ½ cup of the dulce de leche filling on top, spread it to the edge and top with a crêpe.

  21. Repeat this layering with the remainder of the fillings and 4 more crêpes, ending with a crêpe.

  22. Any leftover crêpes can be frozen between sheets of wax paper for later use.

  23. Fold the overhanging crêpes over the top.

  24. Press a round of buttered parchment paper directly onto the torte and cover the pan with foil.

  25. Bake the torte for 1 hour, or until puffed.

  26. Remove the foil and let cool for 1 hour.

  27. Remove the parchment and run a knife around the edge of the pan.

  28. Invert a plate over the pan and then invert the torte onto the plate.

  29. Remove the pan and parchment paper and let cool completely.

  30. Sift confectioner’s sugar over the torte just before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 514.85kcal
  • Fat: 26.80g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.30g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.00g
  • Fiber: 2.07g
  • Sugar: 39.46g
  • Protein: 11.84g
  • Cholesterol: 207.94mg
  • Sodium: 267.65mg
  • Calcium: 201.19mg
  • Potassium: 366.88mg
  • Iron: 2.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 227.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.12mg
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