Chocolate Cherry Pancakes – Black Forest Pancakes

March 25, 2020Sew White

Chocolate Cherry Pancakes are absolutely delicious and a brilliant use of your store cupboard ingredients. The mix of cherries and chocolate chips in the fluffy pancakes is just incredible to give that iconic Black Forest taste. The best brunch pancakes recipe which mixes chocolate and cherries and a drop scone pancake.

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!

Chocolate Cherry Pancakes stack
The finished stack of chocolate cherry pancakes ready to be served for brunch.
bright rich and red glacé red in a little country style measuring cup
How gorgeous doe these glacé cherries look ready to be used!

How incredible do these golden brown cherry and chocolate pancakes look!

Close up beautiful golden brown Chocolate Cherry Pancakes on a pink stripy plate.

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.

Stack of Chocolate Cherry Pancakes on a pink plate surrounded by glacé cherries and chocolate chips.
golden brown Chocolate Cherry Pancakes on a pink plate ready for breakfast and brunch.

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

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!

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.

Serving Suggestions

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
  • milk
  • butter for the pan
golden stack of pancakes on a pink stripy plate made with chocolate and cherries.

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Chocolate Cherry Pancakes

Sisley White
Chocolate Cherry Pancakes are absolutely delicious. The mix of cherries and chocolate chips in the fluffy pancakes is just incredible.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English
Servings 2 portions
Calories 280 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 280kcal
Keyword black forest pancakes, cherry chocolate pancakes, cherry pancakes, Chocolate Cherry Pancakes, chocolate pancakes with cherry
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  • Donna

    March 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    These look fab. I love all of your pancake recipes and chocolate and cherry is such a great combo!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 26, 2020 at 4:36 pm

      Thank you. I hope you like them!

  • Samantha

    March 26, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Delicious5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 26, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    March 26, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Oooh these look so tasty! I’ve got some cherries in the cupboard….5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 26, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Lock down is definitely proving the mother of discovery!

  • Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    March 26, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    These pancakes are so yummy! The chocolate cherry combo in a breakfast dish is a real treat!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 26, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      Aww that is so kind of you to say <3

  • Veena Azmanov

    March 26, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Chocolate Cherry Pancake sounds so interesting and yum. Cant wait to try them out.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 27, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think x

  • Katie

    March 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 27, 2020 at 12:32 pm

      I hope you enjoy it x

  • Toni

    March 26, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    My family loved it! Quickly became a new favorite breakfast at my house!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      YAY. Thank you so much for telling me

  • Chef Dennis

    March 27, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Yum! These Chocolate Cherry Pancakes are perfect for me and my wife! I wish it’s breakfast soon. I am really loving the cherries on this pancake.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      I think pancakes can be any time of the day!

  • Chloe Edges

    March 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Bloody genius – cannot go wrong with a combo of cherries and chocolate!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 30, 2020 at 3:27 pm

      Legend flavours for a reason!

  • Jacqui – Recipes Made Easy:Only Crumbs Remain

    March 30, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Love the sound of these pancakes. They would make a lovely weekend breakfast treat.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      I hope you get a chance to make these!

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