It’s so simple and yet so brilliant! A mum has discovered a super cheap way to create a very expensive looking Christmas treat, thanks to Aldi.

We’re talking about a traditional Mille Feuille Crepe Cake. Its name is a mouthful (if you can even pronounce it) but it tastes like a dream. It’s basically an impressive looking French no-bake cake made up of 20 layers of very thin crepes, with each layer delicately separated by a French vanilla cream.

Just the thought of making this makes me quiver with nerves. Even the Chocolate Mille Crepe recipe on Mouths of Mums looks incredible but totally beyond me. I’m more of a packet cake and slap ‘em all together with lashings of jam kind of gal.

crepe cake
The Mille Crepe Cake on Mouths of Mums

So you can imagine my excitement when I came across a post on the Aldi Mums Facebook group, where a mum generously shared her hack to recreate this delicate and decadent Christmas treat for only a couple of bucks and barely any effort.

Susan used Food Envy Sweet Crepes from Aldi (only $3.99 for a packet of 8) and layered them together with a cream cheese icing to create a confectionary delight that could proudly be displayed on any bakery shelf.

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Secrets To The Christmas Treat Crepe Cake

Susan said that she warms the crepes up first in the microwave to prevent them from getting hard and rubbery. She then cools them down to room temperature, leaving them on her kitchen bench for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, she whips together a mixture of butter, condensed milk and cream cheese with a drop of vanilla essence.

To assemble, she spreads around 2 to 3 tablespoons of the icing over a crepe. Then tops it with another crepe. The process is repeated until all the crepes are used up.

For extra stability, Susan pushes a skewer through the middle to hold all the layers together. Finally, she covers the whole cake in plastic wrap and refrigerates overnight.

Pic Via Aldi Mums / Facebook

Oh, Yumm!

Mums were just as excited as I was to try out the cake for a Christmas treat.

“This would be awesome for Christmas Day,” said one.

“Omg yumm. My hips just grew,” said another.

There were lots of requests for the recipe so Susan obliged:

christmas treat crepe cake layers
Pic Via Aldi Mums / Facebook

How To Make The Aldi Hack Version Of The Crepe Cake

2 Packets of Food Envy Sweet Crepes from Aldi
250 grams butter at room temperature,
250 grams Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence.

1) first heat the crepes in the microwave so they are soft, as I find if you layer them whilst they are cold from the fridge they are rubbery and cold and the cake doesn’t turn out properly and the mixture won’t absorb properly
2) Then leave them on the bench to cool.
3) Beat butter and condensed milk for at least 5-7 minutes on high until you get a thick creamy texture.
4) Add Philadelphia 2-3 tablespoons at a time whilst beating and add vanilla last
5) Spoon 2-3 tablespoons on each crepe and spread it evenly, continue this whilst layering.
6) As soon as you’ve finished, stick a skewer in the middle as the cake will slide.
7) Cover with glad wrap and put it in the fridge over night.
8) Dust with icing sugar and decorate with strawberries.

Oh yum, this is definitely something I could pull off. That’s dessert taken care of for Christmas this year!

What do you think of this Christmas treat crepe cake? Would you be keen to make it? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • genius! Pure genius! Definitely going to try this one! thanks for the heads up!


  • Can confirm this is a hit with the family :) thanks for sharing


  • Have copied this recipe – it will be made in the coming year for one reason or another. Thanks so much for the recipe


  • Looks amazing and I would love to make it.


  • A very clever idea, but not the kind of dessert I like.


  • I’d love to make this at any time but not willing to drive 5 hours to get the crepes. I’ll just imagine everyone enjoying this


  • Just when you think they’ve thought of everything, this crepe cake comes out! I’ll have to give it a go


  • Genius! So fancy yet so cost affective, you’ll. Definitely impress with this.
    I very much want to try this, fingers crossed I don’t stuff it up as I’m the worst dessert maker.


  • Very clever how she came to make this. Not a dessert that really interests me though.


  • Stacked pancakes…..no thanks. A proper mille fiullie with crisp puff pastry, cream and fresh fruit is the way to go


  • Wonderful idea and very tasty!


  • The condensed milk and cream cheese combo is interesting. I might try it when next seeking a small dob of “something different” icing ….. but I think much more would be too hard to work off!


  • I will definitely be given this ago for Christmas.


  • Instead of a skewer could you not use the outside ring of a springfoem pan to keep stable while chilling


  • This sounds very yummy and festive


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