Black Forest Pancakes

 When I decided to make chocolate pancakes, I didn’t expect them turn out so good and delicious: a pure indulgence! I wanted to serve them only with a black-cherry jam. But when I stumbled upon a pack of mascarpone in my fridge, that I wanted to use somewhere else, the decision came itself – use it as a topping! Mascarpone worked perfectly as a cream and cherry syrup (I mixed jam with some water to make it thinner) sucked into pancakes very well, like into a sponge cake. All ingredients worked more than good together, dark chocolate and fresh cherry on top added a nice and charming touch as well. Plus, the taste reminds the famous cake – “Black Forest”. It’s my husband’s favorite cake, so he was on a nine cloud! Honestly, these are highly recommended pancakes!Schwarzwald Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: very easy
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Ingredients
200g sour cream
250ml full-fat milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp white sugar
a pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
20g butter, melted
270-300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
5-6 tsp unsweetened pure cocoa powder
40-50g dark chocolate (70%cocoa), chopped
sunflower or any veg oil for frying
For serving
200g mascarpone
2 tsp maple syrup or pure honey, optional
100g dark cherry jam
70ml warm water (or more to make it thinner)
1-2 tsp lemon juice, optional
Garnish
some chopped dark chocolate
fresh cherries, optional
Preparation method
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs with with sugar, salt and vanilla. Whisk in butter.
  • Pour in milk and sour cream, stir all together.
  • Sift flour along with baking powder, soda and cocoa into a batter. Whisk until combined. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  • Heat large frying pan on a high heat, pour in some oil. Using large spoon, pour in batter. Cook each pancake until bubbles appear on top, then flip and cook on another side.
  • For cheery syrup, in a small saucepan, bring jam and water to gentle simmer. Simmer on a medium-low heat for few minutes. If it’s too sweet, stir in lemon juice. Add more water to make it more thin, if desired.
  • In a serving bowl, stir together mascarpone and maple syrup or honey.
  • Serve pancakes with mascarpone and cherry syrup.
Enjoy!
Black Forest pancakes

31 thoughts on “Black Forest Pancakes

      • Hi, Mila. Sorry for my delayed response. I was quite ill. To answer your question, my ultimate indulgence is definitely a slice of cake or a cupcake. 🙂 I made a Katherine Sabbath-inspired cake and oh, my goodness! It was quite an indulgence. 😉 😀

  1. This looks so beautiful Mila! What a clever idea for pancakes–it must have felt like such a special morning! Just as pretty as a cake, but with even more layers 🙂

  2. I’m saving this recipe! OMG! I have two more weeks of no sugar…then, these are mine! Now I have to hurry off this post so I don’t get tempted to make them now! Hahaha. Thank you kindly for posting this. Cheers, Koko:)

  3. Reblogged this on Sarah's Little Kitchen and commented:
    No, this recipe from Milkandbun has nothing to do with Easter. But it doesn’t always has to be about Easter these days right… All I could think when I saw this amazing recipe was this: ‘I. Need. These. Pancakes.”
    Really, my head couldn’t think of anything else and I secretly hope yours can’t either because that’s exactly why I wanted to share this pancake recipe with you!

    Oh I know what you’ll be eating next Sunday… 😉

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