Mille crepe cakes with layers upon layers of cream
I was first introduced to crepes while roaming the streets in Paris. Every few metres I’d see a crepe stand, and every day I’d order a chocolate crepe, somehow never getting sick of the paper thin pancakes slathered in chocolate sauce.
It was much later that I discovered mille crepes and realised that 20 layers of crepe sandwiching layers of cream is always better than just a single layer. Thanks to people who think the same, plenty of great mille crepe cake shops have popped up around our little island, so here’s a list of 10 different types of mille crepe cakes you can find in Singapore!
1. Rainbow Mille Crepe Cake
I am… is a popular halal cafe at Haji Lane. Aside from pasta and burgers, I am… also serves several colourful bakes, including Rainbow Mille Crepe Cake ($8.90++ per slice, $80 per cake). This colourful layered cake comes with an alternation between dark chocolate and vanilla cream, and is finished with a generous drizzle of chocolate sauce.
2. Earl Grey Mille Crepe
New York’s famous Lady M has made its way to Singapore, and brought all of its unique and well-loved cakes with it. Their seasonal menu changes monthly, offering a variety of interesting flavours such as Earl Grey Mille Crepe ($10.17 per slice, $90.95 to $105.56 per cake). No less than 20 layers of thin, handmade crepes sandwich French Earl Grey pastry cream, making this a hit for those who enjoy the tea.
3. Vanilla Mille Crepe
Vanilla Mille Crepe ($9 per slice) topped with fresh fruits might sound simple, but it’s highly satisfying. Henri Charpentier layers ten soft and fluffy crepes with sweet custard cream, before adding fruits, a sweet glaze, and some fresh cream. It’s also plated with berry coulis, adding some tartness to prevent the mille crepe from being too sweet.
4. Raspberry Yoghurt
Thai coffeehouse Doi Chaang specialises in mille crepes, selling an assortment of common favourites including chocolate, matcha and Oreo. One of its most unique flavours, however, is Raspberry Yoghurt ($6.90 per slice, $60 per cake). This layered beauty is filled with raspberry yoghurt and topped with raspberry jam. If this gets too sweet after a while, order an Iced Doi Chaang ($6.50), or Thai iced coffee, to wash it down!
5. Kueh Dadar Mille Crepe
Putting a twist on mille crepe, Revolution Coffee sells Kueh Dadar Mille Crepe ($9 per slice) with layers of pandan-flavoured crepe filled with whipped coconut cream, salted gula melaka, and grated coconut. Revolution also has other unique desserts, such as Pulau Hitam Pudding ($10), which sounds like a crazy combination of pulut hitam and sticky date pudding, but tastes great.
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Address: 21 Media Circle, #01-03A, Infinite Studio, Singapore 138562
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
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6. Durian Mille Crepe
At Classic Cakes, thin crepes are layered with pastry cream and D24 durian filling to produce this mouthwatering Durian Mille Crepe ($6.50 per slice, $85 per cake). It’s then topped with sugar that’s torched to create a layer of crunchy caramel. Classic Cakes also serves other flavours of mille crepe, such as coffee, chocolate chip, apple, and matcha.
7. Baileys Tiramisu
The Udder Pancake lets you literally inject Baileys into a slice of tiramisu mille crepe cake. Baileys Tiramisu is the priciest of their mille crepes, going at $11.90++ per slice, but it comes with layers of crepe, cocoa, mascarpone cream and a syringe filled with Baileys. Other flavours here, such as matcha and salted butterscotch, are priced at $7.90++.
8. Matcha Mille Crepe
Imported from Japan, Matcha Mille Crepe ($6 per slice) from Doutor is simple but satisfying. Not overly cloying or bitter, green crepes are layered with a light matcha cream. Somehow, Doutor manages to keep this cake light and fluffy, as most Japanese cakes are. They also offer Vanilla Mille Crepe, as well as several other cakes, at $6 per slice.
9. Chocolate Mille Crepe
One of the first cafes in Singapore to offer mille crepes, Awfully Chocolate still remains a great go-to for this dessert. Dig into a slice of Chocolate Mille Crepe ($7.80+ per slice) that consists of chocolate-flavoured crepes filled with chocolate cream and topped with cocoa powder. Another must-try here is their rich, fudgey and moist All Chocolate Cake ($34 to $68 per cake).
10. Oreo Mille Crepe
Oreo Mille Crepe ($6.50) layers whole oreo cookies and a milky cream filling between chocolate crepes, resulting in a combination of silky and crunchy textures. Calling their mille crepe cakes “Hokkaido Thousand Layer Cakes”, First Love Patisserie serves a variety of mille crepe cakes, including classic flavours like strawberry.
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Crepe-ing into your heart
With countless options to choose from, finding a mille crepe you’ll love has never been easier. Let us know down below which is your favourite!