2 1/4 cups warm milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups whipping cream (35%)
1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese, 275 gm container
5 tablespoons liquid honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups raspberries
In a blender, purée together milk, flour, eggs, butter, sugar, and salt until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into a bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat a nonstick skillet or crêpe pan over medium heat; brush lightly with oil. I used a frying pan labeled as a “9 ½ inch” pan, which made the crêpes you see in the photo. An 8-inch pan makes smaller crepes and will give you more layers for a taller cake. Pour scant 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan, swirling to coat; pour excess back into the bowl. Cook, turning once, until golden, about 1 1/2 minutes. Layer between parchment paper. Repeat with remaining batter. You should have 20-30 crêpes, depending on the size of pan you used. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month. Defrost before continuing with recipe.)
In a large bowl, beat together cream, mascarpone, and honey until stiff peaks form; beat in vanilla, orange juice concentrate and 1 cup of the raspberries until evenly distributed. Remove 1/4 cup to small bowl; set aside.
Set aside a perfect crêpe for the top layer, as well as a ¼ cup of topping for garnish. Place one crêpe on a cake plate. Spread with a thin layer of cream mixture, using an offset spatula to spread cream to edges of crepe evenly. You’ll need approximately ¼ cup per layer for 20 layers, adjust the amount of filling per layer accordingly to how many crêpes you want to use. Repeat layering with remaining crêpes and cream mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Just before serving, spread reserved cream mixture in the middle of top of cake. Mound remaining raspberries over the top. Dust with icing sugar, if you wish.