Roll Cake for Babies

Roll Cake for Babies

This is a birthday cake for my 1 year old. I made it using simple ingredients and without heavy cream.


Crepe Batter
White flour
40 g
Milk (or baby formula milk)
60 ~ 70 ml
Melted butter
about 5g
Banana Custard
1 to 2 teaspoons
White flour
1 teaspoon
60 ~ 70 ml
5~6 pieces
For Toppings
Cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.


1. <Make the crepe batter> Mix the milk into a bowl of eggs, add sifted flour into the mixture. Mix until there are no lumps and then add the melted butter.
2. Rest the batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Melt the butter in a small pan (about 18 cm diameter), cool it on a wet towel. Pour the batter in the pan, and cook both sides on low heat. Makes 3 crepes.
3. <Make the custard cream> Whisk the egg and the sugar together. Mix in the flour, and add warm milk (warm it by microwaving) little by little.
4. Transfer the mixture from step 3 into a small pot over low heat, and stir until thickened. When thickened, remove onto a plate and cover with plastic wrap.
5. Mix mashed bananas and chopped raisins into the cooled custard cream.
6. Lay one crepe on a sheet of plastic wrap. Make layers of custard (1/3 amount)→crepe→custard→crepe→custard.
7. Roll the crepes up from the side nearest you, and shape it by putting the edge on the bottom. The cake will be easier to cut if you rest it in the refrigerator. Cut the ends off and decorate the cake.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this simple cake because I thought it is too early to give my baby a regular cake. It is not that sweet. It is not something delicious since it is for babies, but I wanted to keep this recipe as a commemoration.