Chocolate Cherry Pancakes – Black Forest Pancakes
Chocolate Cherry Pancakes are absolutely delicious. The mix of cherries and chocolate chips in the fluffy pancakes is just incredible.
I am a bit obsessed with pancakes I’m not going to lie. I love them. They are so easy to adapt and change with each making session. At the moment I am loving a stack of American style pancakes for a special brunch or breakfast. In my latest batch I raided the pantry for something to add to them. I found some glacé cherries and a bag of dark chocolate chips. I knew that together they would make an incredible breakfast. Black forest pancakes!
How incredible do these golden brown cherry and chocolate pancakes look!
At first I had thought I had burned them when I flipped them but it was the dark chocolate chips which had melted while cooking. The cherries added a fruitiness to the finished pancakes and the chocolate a tasty rich bit which was delicious together.
If you like these iconic black forest flavours scroll down to the bottom of the post to find more recipes which use the delicious chocolate and cherry flavour.
Pancake recipe for children
The pancakes are super easy to make and great to make with children too. It’s a good whisking up exercise. When the results are pancakes there will be a lot more dedication to getting them made. I know it works on me. I’m driven to do the hand mixing, by the promise of eating the delicious food when it’s done.
Black forest pancakes
Black forest is a truly wonderful set of flavours and you can see why are so iconic now. Chocolate and cherry are a flavour partnership which just keep on giving us wonderful results. Making black forest pancakes is really easy I promise. You take a beautfiul simple pancake recipe and mix in chopped cherries. Fresh or preserved cherries both work, but you will need to take the pips out of the fresh if you have them. Once the cherries are we add a few chocolate chips and hey presto we are ready to cook.
If you want to take it to the next level drizzle molten chocolate sauce over them when you are serving. You definitely can’t go wrong with more chocolate.
Chocolate pancakes are delicious so easy. If you want to make these extra chocolatey you can replace 1 tablespoon of flour with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Resulting in pancakes which are chocolatey with chocolate chips in!
Maraschino cherry pancakes
For this recipe I used glacé cherries but Maraschino cherries would work so well too! They are two versions of the same fruit, the glacé which has been more processed in the thick syrup. The maraschino I find to be a bit juicier. Both will work and both will taste rather delicious.
Sour cherry pancakes
Sour cherries in pancakes are really great. It give that adjustment from the more sweet version of pancakes. They sweet and sour are a great match for pancakes and in general!
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I love this recipe for pancakes. It never fails me and it’s one I give to everyone who wants a really simple recipe to use. If you don’t like cherries leave them out. Not a fan of dark chocolate then make it milk chocolate. It’s easy to adapt to your favourite flavours.
These pancakes are great ready to eat as they are. I’ve also served them with maple syrup on top (Definitely one for the sweet tooth fans). Ice cream also worked really well or even a drizzle of single cream works. If you make a few extra they taste really good cold as a snack later with a cup of tea!
What do I need for Black Forest Pancakes?
- Self Raising Flour
- baking powder
- icing sugar
- caster sugar
- melted butter
- an egg
- glacé cherries
- chocolate chips
- butter for the pan
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Chocolate Cherry Pancakes
- Frying pan or hot plate
- 200 g Self Raising Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon icing sugar
- 25 g caster sugar
- 25 g melted butter
- 1 medium egg
- 100 g glacé cherries
- 50 g chocolate chips
- 250 ml milk
- butter for the pan
- Sieve the flour in to a bowl along with the baking powder and icing sugar. Stir in the caster sugar.
- Melt the butter and allow to cool slightly before adding to the mix. Whisk it in along with the egg.
- Whisk in the milk.
- Chop up the glacé cherries and stir in with the chocolate chips.
- Heat up a frying pan until it’s a medium/high heat.
- Add a little butter to the pan and allow to melt.
- Put a spoonful/small ladle of mix into the pan (I can usually do 4 in a pan to make a stack each round). When the pancakes start to bubble flip them over.
- When they are done stack them on a plate and serve.
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