Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries

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Pancakes with plenty of maple syrup is a classic American breakfast idea. By adding cocoa powder to the pancake batter they will turn into a delicious alternative for all chocolate lovers, fluffy chocolate pancakes garnished with hot cherries. Have fun baking!

Cooked/Baked today: Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, American Cuisine, Sweets & More, Dessert Recipes
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Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries

Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries

Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries

Chocolate Pancakes with Hot Cherries

Ingredients for about 8 – 10 chocolate pancakes:

…for the hot cherries:

  • 1 glass sour cherry
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

…for the chocolate pancakes:

  • 200 grams flour
  • 300 milliliters buttermilk
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 30 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Sieve
  • Cup to stir together cornstarch mixture
  • Saucepan for cooking the hot cherries
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Coated pan for the pancakes


…for the hot cherries:

Drain the sour cherries over a sieve and collect the cherry water. Give 1 tablespoon cornstarch & 1 sachet of vanilla sugar into a cup & stir until smooth with about 3 – 4 tablespoons cherry water, then briefly set side.

Cooking Hot Cherries

Pour the remaining cherry water into a saucepan & bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the water starts to simmer use a whisk to stir in the prepared cornstarch mixture.

Next, allow to simmer for about 2 – 3 minutes until the cherry water starts to thicken a bit. Finally add the drained cherries, stir in briefly & then pull the saucepan from heat & set aside until serving.

…for the pancake batter:

In a large mixing bowl combine 50 grams sugar, 1 egg, 300 milliliters buttermilk, 1 sachet vanilla sugar & a pinch of salt. Stir together all ingredients with a whisk until well combined & the sugar has completely dissolved.

Next, add 50 gramsmelted butter, 200 grams flour, 30 grams cocoa powder & 1 sachet baking powder & stir together with a whisk until a smooth batter.

Preparing Pancake Batter

Preparing Pancake Batter

…for the pancakes:

Afterwards heat up a coated pan over low to medium heat & successively bake 8 – 10 pancakes from the batter.

After about 1 – 2 minutes of baking, small air bubbles should be visible on the surface, then turn the pancakes once and bake on the other side for another 1 – 2 minutes until done.

Serving Pancakes

Serving Pancakes

Stack the done pancakes on top of each other & serve along with the hot cherries.

I wish you lots of fun baking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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