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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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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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Comments

  1. 1

    What time is breakfast served in your house and is their room at the table for one more? My goodness, these look delicious.

    • 2

      Always room for more! Lol
      It’s so hard posting about food when I no longer have it in the house…….it always makes me hungry for it again. These were soooooo good I will be making them again soon!!!

  2. 3

    oh man, now I know what I want for breakfast next weekend!

  3. 4

    Amazing is an understatement!!!

  4. 5

    The are almost (I say almost) too pretty to eat :)
    Debbie

  5. 6

    These look amazing!!!!

  6. 7

    Cheryl, this is a GREAT recipe… I’m trying to decide if I’ll serve it for a breakfast treat or for a dessert to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Either way, my family will love it!!! Have a super start to your week….

  7. 8

    Oh my gosh… I’m in love with these as much as your red velvet pancakes! This is totally worth breaking my diet for!

  8. 9

    I love red velvet! These are perfect for the day of love:)

  9. 10

    These look delicious! Will be trying these out soon!

  10. 11

    These look downright sinful! I wish so badly I had some for breakfast today! Mmmmm :) xoxo

  11. 12

    Wow. These are almost too beautiful to eat. I’d manage though. :)

  12. 13

    these look seriously AMAZING….mmmm can’t wait!

  13. 14

    YUM!!!!

  14. 15

    These look amazing, Cheryl! I love red velvet anything and can’t wait to try these!

  15. 16

    I totally want a breakfast do-over now!!!

  16. 17

    so pretty!!

  17. 18

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Your talent for creating delicious, beautiful food is truly a talent. These crepes look awesome! I have to attempt them this weekend.

  18. 19

    Those look so good! I love red velvet cake, too. thanks for sharing.

  19. 20

    So beautiful Cheryl! You really raised the bar!

  20. 21

    WOW! Just wow. Oh what I would give for just one…maybe two bites!

  21. 22

    those look crazy, delicious. my kids would hug and kiss you if you came over and whipped some of those up!

  22. 23

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love this idea. Love the cream cheese with coffee filling, too.

  23. 24

    I love all things red-velvet. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to indulge. This sounds amazing.

  24. 25

    Those are so beautiful! I’m all about red velvet (as you know, lol). :)

  25. 26

    Seriously, I need to be your Valentiine! This looks delicious!

  26. 27

    These are so beautiful! Love the red / white against the plate. So pretty.

  27. 28

    Those look absolutely delicious! I am a huge fan of chocolate and raspberry, so that combo sounds great with the red velvet crepes. You don’t have any problems with melting the Nutella in the microwave? I have wondered what would happen if I tried it since it says on the bottle not to microwave. Maybe they just mean not to microwave it in the bottle? I found you via the Made by you Monday Link Party.

  28. 29

    Can’t even get over how gorgeous these are. Love them!

  29. 30

    Everyone’s red velvet creations look drool-worthy and so festive and I want all of them! So many fun ideas!

  30. 31

    what a great idea! the way you piped the filling in looks awesome. gotta try this!

  31. 32
    ttpatterson says:

    Question…… Could you use a box cake mix instead of a scratch recipe and still get the same taste?

  32. 33

    This has got to be the coolest crepe recipe I’ve ever seen. Yum!

  33. 34

    Thease look fab! all 3 ingredients to die for – Nutella, cream cheese and raspberries, and that red crepe blanket is a perfect wrapper for them!:) will surely be trying this out!

  34. 35

    oh yes, bring on the red velvet :) LOVE the raspberry filling too

  35. 36

    These are so unbelievable! You are so creative with the red velvet Cheryl!

  36. 37

    Whoa. I am so in love with these. They look like decadent red cannolis (sp?). I am craving dessert now!

  37. 38

    These are perfect to make on Valentine’s Day! My kids would love these for breakfast. Thank you for sharing, and I hope you don’t mind that I “pinned” this up on my Pinterest page, crediting back to you :)

  38. 39

    These look like they’re to die for! Yum!

  39. 40

    These are beautiful!!! Perfect for Valentines Day, and really any other day :)

  40. 41

    So gorgeous – - I love how sophisticated these look, yet they are still so fun and most importantly extremely delicious . This is why breakfast may just be my favourite meal :)

  41. 42

    Wow does that ever sound like an amazing combination!!

  42. 43

    It’s a new twist on red velvet cakes! Thanks

    ratedkb.blogspot.com

  43. 44

    Oh my goodness! These.look.divine. Soooooo ready for a splurge on Valentine’s and we just need to have these! Would love it if you’d link up with my Tuesday party and post this!

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-tuesday-diy.html

  44. 45

    WOW, WONDERFUL CREPES!!!, and what a nice colour too.
    I have to try these.
    Thanks for sharing, I´m keeping the recipe.
    Love from the north of Spain
    Marialuisa

  45. 46

    Oh yes!!! Well done, these look awesome!

  46. 47

    These are gorgeous! Can’t wait to give your recipe a try. I love the way your finished it off with Nutella drizzle! What a perfect combination!

  47. 48

    These look amazing!

  48. 49

    These are GORG! Must make soon.

  49. 50

    Wow, the way you assemble them with the generous “strip” of cream cheese filling down the middle~Oh my GOODNESS!

  50. 51

    Wow, Cheryl! Fantastic idea. Love the contract of the cream cheese filling with the crepes – very festive!

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