Crêpes Suzette Cake (gluten-free)

  Once upon a time there was a girl who’d never made a crêpe. This same girl also had a dream of one day making a cake made of crêpes. An insurmountable dream? I think not.     First off….. (before I get into the cake recipe) I wanted to apologize for my lack of […]

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Definitely, go you!! Oh my goodness there are not words. Such a lovely, beautiful post. I’m sorry you’ve been having such a rough go.. Difficulties of that nature are consuming, glad to hear things are on the mend. Hugs and prayers all around.. I can’t think of a better way to get back into the swing of things than with a cake like this.. Perfection.

Michele, just hopped on over after repinning your recipe from Maria (love her!) at Pinterest. Boy am I ever glad I clicked on thru to see ‘the face behind the blog’. I am completely enamored with your food work and photography! Stunningly beautiful. I love that you are a lover of black and white photography as well as cats as fur babies. :) (We have two Bombays, a boy and a girl.) Thanks ever so much for sharing. Sending lots of hugs and love as well as prayers your way for strength to get you, your daughter and your family through these tough emotional times. I look forward to reading future posts as I am now following your blog via Bloglovin’. Have a wonderful rest of the week! xo

Sending lots of positive vibes to Emilie and your family. She’s a lucky girl to have such a caring and loving family around her. Cake doesn’t fix everything, but it’s a good place to start. x

Kelly J

I am struck by your strength to keep going, support your daughter, and hang in there as a family. As a mental health professional, I know how hard this struggle is but you’re not alone. Thousand of families are in the same struggle. Hang in there. You’re doing good work. Your daughter is alive and will continue to win in this struggle. We ares ending you thoughts and prayers.

P.S. Love this recipe. I must try it. But that for another day.

So sorry to hear of your daughter’s illness but also glad to know that she’s doing better. Hope she gets well soon and you have only beautiful moments together.
And also I wanted to say that you have a wonderful blog and I love all your posts and photography. Thank you and have a nice day.

Michele, a slice would go so well with my breakfast coffee. It looks amazing!

I can’t believe you’ve never made a crepe before! I’m so glad your daughter is doing better. Sending possitive thoughts your way. The crepe cake is gorgeous.. I want to serve it for brunch!

Lacey Calhoun

Oh my God. This cake is beautiful. My mouth is watering!!!

I must tell that I gasped when I came across this photo (must have been Foodgawker). My daughter’s birthday is coming up and I just couldn’t nail a good dessert idea. She LOVES crepes. This simple but elegant crepe cake is right up her alley. I just had to tell you that you inspired me to make this for her this weekend. Thank you!


Thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know you’re excited to make my cake! Please let me know if you daughter loves it :)

Wow, I’m blown away by this cake!


I have never understood the distinction between physical and mental illness. After all we are just people aren’t we and isn’t it all connected? but unfortunately there is a stigma attached. Depression is a long hard battle and yes it is a battle and can be life long. I’m glad to hear your daughter is receiving the help she needs. Having the help of a loving and supportive family can make all the difference and so many of us do not. My thoughts are with you all.

What an absolutely gorgeous blog you have here. Your photographs are stunning! I am so sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through with your daughter. I know — firsthand — how difficult it is. I suffered through severe depression and anxiety all through my young adulthood. I hope that your daughter is doing alright and that your family is coming through all of this. It is such a painful thing to come through. However, there is so much hope and so much light on the other side of it. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. xo

— Dena @

The cake looks wonderful. I have to try the version of the pastry cream with whipped cream instead of butter cream I usually make.
Wishing you and your family to get through difficult times. Serious health issues change our world dramatically, and we all have to learn how to live with them. Family support and understanding makes enormous difference. I have also found, that cooking and particularly baking, give sometimes necessary reprieve and give extra resources to get through.
All the best Irena


Came upon your recipe and blog by accident but have truly enjoyed. Thanks for sharing your words, experiences, and recipes. As you have shown life can throw punches that take our breath away and when we strive to go on or take a breath as we must, something beautiful can come of it. There is always hope. God bless your daughter,you, your daughters family and yours as well. I will be making this crepe cake for my next adventure! Thanks!


I am a pastry chef and this is a beautiful cake and I am very eccited to try it, I am glad your daughter is getting the help she needs and I hope everything continues to get better with your family and your career, good luck and best wishes. I will continue to follow your blog

Find your post beautiful and incredible sensitive. Hope you’re family is now fine.

These are so impressive! Wow! I would love to take a big bite of these! You did an amazing job!


Hi Michele, I stumbled upon your blog tonight and am quite happy that I did :) It’s exciting to find a fellow Windsorite’s blog, especially one as lovely as yours.
Your crêpe cake looks absolutely fantastic, although I don’t know that I’d have the courage to try to make it. lol
I’m sorry your daughter, as well as the rest of your family, have been going through such a rough patch. I’m so glad she’s getting the help and support she needs and hope the rest of your family will as well. Approximately ten years ago my family went through a similar situation with my brother. I’m glad to report that he is doing wonderfully now and I have high hopes that your daughter will also.

I look forward to reading your entries and will be back to visit your blog again soon.
Take care,


This cake looks amazing! Maybe one day I will give it a go!
The past year we have gone through a similar time with our beloved daughter. Thankfully, she is doing so much better now. Praying for healing for your precious daughter and your entire family. May you have much joy ahead.


Saw that incredible cake on Huffpost and found my way to your blog. May the new year see your daughter and your whole family making great progress. All the best.

Stephanie Knight

Good Morning Michele,

I am excited about this recipe. After spend a few weeks in Paris, Provence, Nimes and Nice this summer with my daughter, I have tasted some of the best crepes whether off the street near Notre Dame or in a a sidewalk cafe in Nice.

Yours, however, looks like nothing I have seen in my travels!

I will also keep you in my prayers. I am well versed in depression and the trials and tribulations of the disease. There is no need to hide and be shameful about it. I mean we are not shameful about heart disease, cancer or diabetes. You being honest in your blog and being open, allows the people who care to give you a lot of love, support and of course prayers. I truly believe we serve a God who is loving and wants to see us whole. Bless your daughter and your family, I pray this Christmas finds you all in a better place!
Much love,
Steph Knight

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Yummy and nostalgic. I think my mother had a similar recipe that she made..
you inspire me to bake!!

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Lisa Hutchinson

You are an incredible writer Michele! I just read it to Trevor and he could picture it all…..Although Trevor complained that you had the blue room! You captured the memories of the cottage so beautifully!


Thanks so much Lisa. Most of our happy memories happened in Bala. We had the best times up there.

Your food, your story – everything about this post is just beautiful.

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“make a double batch so that you have way more than enough for both a pie crust AND eating” – you think like I think!

This pie is gorgeous. We can’t buy canned pumpkin puree here, so I’m going to have to make my own – it’ll be so worth it.

Victoria Fox

Can this be done dairy free also?


If you use Natrel’s lactose free whipping cream it should be fabulous.