Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Salted Egg yolk crepe cake

The craze for salted egg yolk dishes seems to have died down but now with this salted egg yolk powder so readily available in the supermarket and at a smaller packing form.  I guess more home makers will be able to prepare homemade dishes on their own.

We love salted egg yolk dishes and I have tried incorporating them in some savoury dishes here but I have never attempted on a sweets before.

To challenge myself, today I chose to incorporate this into a dessert and also to celebrate my kiddos' 20th and 15th birthday.  A day earlier as both of them are busy.  

I prepared a Salted Egg yolk Crepe Cake.  I have lost count how many layers this cake was but it definitely took me many hours to do this.  So this year, only one birthday cake for both of them.

Happy Birthday my babies!

What you need: 

3 eggs
30g castor sugar
560ml milk
45g melted unsalted butter
A drop of vanilla extract (optional)
Pinch of salt


210g plain flour, sift

Egg yolk Pastry Cream

10g cake flour
10g corn flour
2 egg yolks
50g castor sugar
70g egg yolk powder
1 sprig of curry leaves
250g milk
30g butter

Whipped cream (whip together)

300g whipping cream
25g castor sugar

Method (Pastry Cream):

In a pot, whisk egg yolk powder with milk and bring to simmer boil with a spring of curry leaf.  Sieve and set aside.

Whisk cake flour and corn flour together.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light. 

Sift in cake flour and cornflour and beat until mixture is smooth.

Slowly drizzling in the egg yolk/milk and whisk until smooth.

Sieve the mixture back into the pot and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.

Melt in the butter and mix until combined.

Set aside to cool.

Method (Crepes)

Beat eggs and sugar until combined.

Add in flour and whisk until smooth.

Add milk and mix well.

Mix in the melted butter.

Let it rest for 20 mins.

Heat pan and proceed to make a thin pancake.


In a mixing bowl, whisk up the salted egg yolk pastry cream with ⅓ of the whipped cream.

Place a crepe on a plate and spread a thin layer of egg yolk cream and top with another layer of crepe.

Spread a thin layer of whipped cream.

Alternate egg yolk cream with whipped crepe until all crepes are finished.

Cling wrap and let it chill in the fridge for 1 hr before serving.


  1. Oh my, the word salted egg yolk already killing me ! haha... Sounds really tempting leh.

  2. Hi, just wanted to confirm that your 2 egg yolk means the salted egg?


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