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Red Velvet Crepes with Raspberry & Sweet Cream Cheese Filling


Red Velvet Crepes recipe at TidyMom.net

I’m a big fan of chocolate, so there’s no questioning my love for red velvet………it’s a given.  So, a week ago when I was making  red velvet pancakes, it occurred to me how delicious red velvet crepes might be!

 I was first turned on to making crepes when Jeffrey Saad made Nutella Crepes for us in Napa with Bush’s Beans a while back.

So I decided to use the same recipe and turn it into red velvet!

Making Red Velvet Crepes recipe at TidyMom.net

I used my KitchenAid blender (which I LOOVE!) to mix up all of the ingredients until they are nice and foamy, then Jeffrey says the key to great crepes is to let the batter sit, refrigerated, for about an hour before cooking.

Filling Red Velvet Crepes recipe at TidyMom.net

I had some cream cheese topping left over from the pancakes, so I tossed some in a decorator bag and used a jumbo french decorating tip to pipe over a little Smucker’s Raspberry Preserves. – oh my word was that a good combo!

*you don’t have to be fancy though, you could just spoon the filling, or place some in a plastic baggy, snip the tip off and pipe filling over preserves (no decorator tip needed)

Rolling Crepes at TidyMom.net

I then just folded both sides over, put them on a plate, melted a little Nutella in the microwave and drizzled over the top.  You could do the same with chocolate or even chocolate syrup if you want.

Red Velvet Crepes with Raspberry & Cream Cheese Filling recipe at TidyMom.net

These were AMAZING!  You could taste the red velvet perfectly, the sweet cream cheese filling was not overly sweet, the raspberry preserves gave each bite an unexpected surprise and the Nutella just pushed it over the top. 

As rich as they may look and sound, I have to say, they weren’t that overly disgusting rich at all.  They would make a beautiful Valentines Day breakfast severed with some fruit or served as a dessert.


Red Velvet Crepes with Raspberry & Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

Yield: 12 large or 16 small

Red Velvet Crepes with Raspberry & Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

These Red Velvet crepes will satisfy a multitude of cravings with raspberry preserves and a kicked up sweet cream cheese filling to the Nutella drizzled over top.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • dash of vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • red food color
  • extra butter to cook with
  • Raspberry Preserves
  • Sweet Cream Cheese Filling
  • Nutella (or chocolate)
  • Sweet Cream Cheese Filling
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/ 2 cup ricotta
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp strong coffee
  • 1 tsp rum (optional)


  1. Combine 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk, milk, water, salt, sugar, vanilla food color, and melted butter in a blender and pulse until foamy.
  2. Add flour and cocoa powder and pulse until smooth. Let the batter sit for an hour.
  3. Prepare Cream Cheese Filling by mixing all filling ingredients with mixer until well combined and smooth, set aside.
  4. After batter sits for one hour, heat a small non-stick pan. Add butter to coat. Pour 1 ounce of batter into the center of the pan and swirl to spread evenly. Cook until the top loses its gloss, which should only take a minute, then flip. The bottom should be golden. Cook the other side for about 15 seconds and then slide out onto a plate.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Prepare crepes by spreading a one inch wide strip of raspberry preserves down center of crepe, then top with cream cheese filling.
  7. Fold each side of crepe over filling and plate.
  8. Melt Nutella in microwave for about 30 seconds and drizzle over crepes.

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Want more Red Velvet for breakfast? I’m so honored to be over at Recipe Girl today sharing my Red Velvet Pancakes

Lori, Recipe Girl and I were roommates for our Girl Hunter Weekend back in December.  It was our first time meeting in person, and I was thrilled to get to know Lori better.  She’s such a sweet person and I think we clicked like we had known each other for years.

Lori will be sharing some of her kitchen organization secrets here on TidyMom tomorrow!

So pop over and check out my pancakes and RecipeGirl.com which houses a collection of more than 2,500 original and adapted recipes! – It’s no surprise that she’s working on The Recipe Girl Cookbook, which will be published by Wiley in Spring 2013.


Both  Red Velvet Crepes and Red Velvet Pancakes would be the perfect way to indulge your sweetheart on Valentines Day!  Do you make anything special for Valentines Day?

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  1. 54

    These looks so amazing! A perfect Valentine’s Day dish!!

  2. 55

    These are really tough to look at right before bed girl! Such a fun & creative crepes recipe :)

  3. 56

    Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 57

    Seriously! I think that I may swoon at my desk. Gorgeous, sweet and begging to be devoured :D

  5. 58

    Very, very pretty. What a lovely Valentine’s Day breakfast!

  6. 59

    These are amazing! They don’t look too difficult either. I just might give them a try!

  7. 60

    I saw this on Skip to My Lou I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays!

  8. 61

    Wow, these look amazing Cheryl! I’ve added your photo and recipe link to my Valentine must-try recipe roundup. Hope that’s OK!

  9. 62

    WOW! Those look absolutely delicious!!

  10. 63

    Oh my! Those look irresistible! I must try them soon! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. 64

    Oh wow..oh my! :) I would love to try these out..
    Thanks for the inspiration..

    Found you on TT&J. I’d love for you to come by and link this and any other project you have at my linky party called “create & inspire”

    Angie form A little Inspiration

  12. 65

    I tried to make this last night but my cheese filling turned out soupy!! what did I do wrong?!

  13. 67


    I shared this recipe on my blog! Thanks so much. They were SO delicious! I used my MIL’s hot fudge topping on them! Also, I froze them individually and have them for snacks in the afternoon – just for me! :) Love your blog!

  14. 68

    I made these crepes this past weekend…so easy to make and very tasty! I posted pics up on my blog. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

  15. 69

    This looks delicious! I just shared this recipe on my red velvet blog http://momelite.com/red-velvet-heaven/. I hope you don’t mind!

  16. 70

    I can’t wait to try these out. Can you please let me know if the crepes can be made and then frozen? If not then can I refrigerate the batter overnight?


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