Once again I was looking through a German cookbook and salivating at the pictures. Like always, I'm too lazy to translate so I like to take on the creative challenge of looking at the picture and creating what I think it would taste like or what it is made out of. German sweets are not sweet enough for the American taste bud so I don't mind going by the beat of my own drum.
I saw a picture of stacked pancakes that looked very thin, with cream and berries on each layer. I thought to myself "Crepes!" They would be perfect for this feat. They are firm and don't get soggy like pancakes. Then I would need a thick cream that worked like glue so the crepes don't slide around. I have a recipe I have used on this blog and I use in many of my pies and cakes. Perfect! Then I just used a bag of frozen berries but of course pie filling would work as well and be just as delicious! This took me no more than 20 minutes to make - it was so easy. This cake is so easy to cut as the slices hold together very well and it is so pretty to see all the different layers - it's art!
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup half & half (or milk)
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 8oz package of neufchatel cheese (or cream cheese)
- 2 cups cool whip
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Assemble: Spread topping on crepes and arrange your berries or spread on pie filling. Stack crepes. Top with cool whip and berries. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!