Dessert | January 31, 2019

Chocolate Crepes Recipe with Strawberries and Cream

I can really only think of one word to describe these… HEAVEN. Honestly, it’s like biting in to heaven. Soft, fluffy chocolate crepes, creamy luxurious filling and sweet strawberries. H E A V E N. I’m gonna show you how to whip up this incredibly gourmet chocolate crepe recipe with strawberries and cream.

chocolate crepes with strawberries and cream filling

What is a crepe? What is a chocolate crepe?

A crepe is what a pancake is to us in the US. BUT it is larger, MUCH thinner with a fluffy soft texture. They can be served in a variety of ways! Savory- with eggs, ham, chicken, salad. They can be served with scrambled eggs and ham (think breakfast burritos but better) They can be served sweet with fruit and butter, or dessert style with syrups, creams, fresh fruits, ice cream etc. The options are quite limitless when it comes to crepes. If you are looking for a basic crepe recipe you can find that here (savory, or sweet use both the same batter). For chocolate crepes we alter the batter just a tiny bit and add cocoa powder! Let me show you how.

sideways shot of the crepes filled with cream and strawberries

What are Crepes made out of?

Their ingriendents are really simple and they’re not a ton! I like to use my blender to make the batter. It helps to keep the eggs whipped fluffier than hand mixing. But you can totally use a wisk and do it yourself!

chocolate crepes ingredients: eggs, butter, milk, water, flour, cocoa powder, salt

When making your crepes in a blender start by adding your liquids so your blades are able to spin easily incorporating all the ingredients. .

Eggs

eggs cracked into a blender

Milk, water  and melted butter

milk and melted butter into blender

Then add your dry ingredients. Flour, cocoa powder and a tiny bit of salt.

flour, salt and cocoa powder added to blender

Blend for 30-60 seconds until the batter is smooth and there are no clumps. If you have time to let the batter sit for up to 30 minutes let it. This will allow the gluten to be dissolved and absorbed into the batter creating the fluffiest crepes.

chocolate batter in blender

How to make a Chocolate Crepe in a skillet.

Tips for Success:

  • Use a shallow non-stick skillet. This is my favorite.
  • When pouring the batter, use a measuring cup (about 1/3 for a 10″ skillet ) to keep the proportions equal and mess-free.
  • When the batter is in the pan, quickly tilt the pan to swirl the batter around. This spreads it out evenly into a large thin circle.
  • black pan spreading batter over the surface
  • Keep the pan at a medium heat, you want them to cook quickly but not burn the edges before the middle is done.
  • Use a silicone spatula
    to flip. The silicone is soft and glides easily under the crepe.
  • Don’t attempt to flip until the middle is set, otherwise it will stick and rip.
  • They cook quickly, don’t walk away!

chocolate crepes in pan

How to make the strawberry topping!

SO SIMPLE friends. Slice your strawberries (or chop). Stir together your brown sugar and lemon.

strawberries, lemon and brown sugar in bowls

Now, pour the sugar lemon mixture over the strawberries and let them sweat and soak in all the flavors while your chocolate crepes are cooking.

glazed strawberries

What cream filling goes well with chocolate crepes?

Mind you, you can really fill these chocolate crepes with whatever your heart desires but let me tell you this combo I’m giving you is AMAZING. I love this sweet cream filling recipe. It’s my go-to for a simple filling. Then topped with the strawberries.

sweet cream filling on a wisk

Can I make crepes gluten free?

YES! These crepes are 100% gluten-free. these ones in this picture. ALL these pictures. and they tasted the EXACT SAME as the original.

gluten free flour packaging

For this recipe I tested out Bob’s Red Mill flour and loved it. So don’t give up crepes if you can’t eat gluten! These babies are amazing.

chocolate crepes with filling

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Chocolate Crepes Recipe with Strawberries and Cream
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Light, fluffy decadent chocolate crepes with strawberries and cream. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate crepes, crepes with fruit
Servings: 12 crepes
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
Chocolate Crepe
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 3/4 C water
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3 T butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Strawberry Garnish
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 T lemon juice
Instructions
Chocolate Crepe
  1. Start by whisking eggs and milk in a large bowl.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and whisk til throughly combined.
  3. If desired pour through a fine strainer to get any clumps out.
  4. Another option for making this is to add all ingredients to a blender and pulse til combined.
  5. Using a shallow non-stick skillet, over medium heat, pour batter in about 1/3 C at a time.
  6. Swirl batter to edges of pan to make a larger, thinner crepe.
  7. Cook til middle is set, and flip.
  8. Cook on the other side for only a few seconds.
  9. Repeat the process til batter is gone.
Strawberry Garnish
  1. Toss cut strawberries with lemon juice and brown sugar.
  2. Allow to rest for 10 mins.
  3. Sautee in skillet until strawberries a slightly softened.
  4. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool and rest before garnishing your chocolate crepe.
Recipe Notes

you can find the cream filling recipe here

 

Tips for Success:

  • Use a shallow non-stick skillet. This is my favorite. 
  • When pouring the batter, use a measuring cup (about 1/3 for a 10" skillet ) to keep the proportions equal and mess-free.
  • When the batter is in the pan, quickly tilt the pan to swirl the batter around. This spreads it out evenly into a large thin circle.
  • black pan spreading batter over the surface
  • Keep the pan at a medium heat, you want them to cook quickly but not burn the edges before the middle is done.
  • Use a silicone spatula to flip. The silicone is soft and glides easily under the crepe.
  • Don't attempt to flip until the middle is set, otherwise it will stick and rip.
  • They cook quickly, don't walk away!

 

 

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    1. Hi Cyndi, The link was broken but I fixed it! Look in the 3rd paragraph, “this sweet cream recipe” links up to the separate post titled Cream Filling.

  1. I just made regular crepes for the first time a couple weeks ago and I think I’m addicted! Been looking for a chocolate variation, so I can’t wait to try this recipe!! It looks amazing.