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Black Forest Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

I am not really all that big on sweets but if you were to ask me what kind of cake that I wanted for a special occasion, I would probably say a Black Forest cake. A Black Forest cake is a German cake that is make with layers of chocolate cake soaked in a cherry liqueur, cherries and whipped cream and it is then coated in even more whipped cream maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings. I have had the idea of doing a breakfast version of a Black Forest cake in the form of Black Forest pancakes on my mind for a while now and now that fresh cherries are in season it was the perfect time to make them! I started things off by making some really easy chocolate pancakes and then I added a simple cherry sauce along with some whipped cream to create the layers of the Black Forest pancakes. It is always fun to have dessert for breakfast and these Black Forest pancakes with the amazing chocolate and cherry flavour combo are a decadently good way to go!

Black Forest Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

Chocolate pancakes inspired by black forest cake served with cherries and whipped cream.


Servings: makes 2 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 splash kirsch (optional)
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the milk, egg, butter and kirsch in another large bowl.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Heat a pan over medium heat and melt a touch of butter in it.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan and cook until the surface starts to bubble and the bottom is golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until the bottom is golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat for the remaining batter.
  7. Meanwhile simmer the cherries, sugar, cornstarch and water over medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  8. Whip the cream and sugar until it forms soft peaks.

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47 comments:

Becky {BeckyBakes} said...

Whoa! These look ridiculous. And by that I mean ridiculously good of course!

Anonymous said...

My son's favorite cake! I'll have to try these. Thank you
Sylvia

Gloria said...

I love bkack forest cake too and these psncaked look georgeous; really amaxing and I love thes cherries delicious!

Jay Smith said...

This is easy to make and really is a great dish to bring to a party. German cake is my favorite!
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Dannii @Hungry Healthy Happy said...

I need these in my life.

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes said...

Oh my hubby would love this - he loves cherries and chocolate together. Thanks for the amazing recipe (once again) :)

jeri said...

OMG, that is just decadence on a plate. One question: how old is your picture? How can you eat the crazy things you make and stay so thin? OK, that's two questions. Seriously, you are an evil genius.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Wow, this is epic.

Cheryle said...

I'm the same Kev.. not that big on sweets .. but if I was .. this would be the one !

Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat said...

These may be the best pancakes I have ever seen!

Sue/the view from great island said...

Um. Wow. Gee. Words are failing me with this one. I agree with Jeri, this is the work of a mad genius.

Alessandra said...

Super yummy looking, I love the idea, it sounds delicious

bellini said...

My oh my these look incredible Kevin.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, those are just amazing! Just heavenly.

Cheers,

Rosa

hong said...

Wow, it looks awesome and delicious!

Keni said...

this looks soooo good!!

Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef said...

I love a black forest cake - all moist and fruity but these pancakes have made a new fan. :)

Joanne said...

Tragically most of the black forest cakes I've had were always really dry, so I think I need to make up for lost time with these amazing pancakes!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Whoa! This sounds awesome!

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I just posted a recipe for chocolate-cherry pancakes as well! Great minds think alike ;).

Gareth said...

Saw this on Pinterest - looks and sounds amazing. I made black forest brownies recently but this in the next step up. Thanks for sharing.

Nana said...

Just made these this morning for my husband and myself. Delish! Thanks for sharing.

KENDRA BAILEY MORRIS said...

Sweet Jesus! Divine.

LunaCafe said...

What a way to start the day! Wonderful idea, Kevin! ...Susan

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and its great! I'm ready to spice up my own boring meals : ). Reminds me of an unforgettable Black forest milkshake I had in Atlanta, GA. Yummy!

Shut Up & Cook said...

This is so wrong...it's right.

Thanks for sharing!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Yikes! That would be a lovely way to start the day...

Ana y Blanca said...

This sounds delicious!
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Half Baked said...

Oh my...those look crazy good! Must try!!

Kathleen Richardson said...

Kevin, when I first saw the picture, I thought they were cookies. I wanted them to be cookies! But, after reading your description and recipe, they're perfect just as they are. Great job!

Keep writing...

marla said...

Kevin, these pancakes look fabulous!!! Love the chocolate + cherry combo!

elly said...

What an amazing and decadent breakfast! Black forest cake is definitely one of my favorites as well.

Cinnamonbark said...

HELP! I'm overwhelmed with greed!! Do you know I keep sneaking peeks of these pancakes regularly since you've posted? This is cruel!! I have to make these!

Jared Smith said...

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Kim Bee said...

I can't stop looking at these. They are just so gorgeous.

The KitchenMaid said...

They look insanely good. I made a Black Forest-inspired sandwich earlier this year (and won a competition with it!) but your pancakes look much more prize-worthy!

Javelin Warrior said...

Another fantastic creation, Kevin - you've outdone yourself and I love how this could be breakfast or desert. And so decadent for either... I'm featuring this post in today's Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution). I hope you have no objections and thanks for creating such amazing food…

Kate | Food Babbles said...

WOW!! New to your blog and I can tell you right now, I'll be back. These pancakes look ridiculously good!! I need to make this happen in my kitchen. Soon!

aweekfromthursday said...

These are wonderful looking. How creative.

julie | the semi-reformed nerd said...

Holy. Geez. YUMM-O! I need these in my life.

Culinary Cory said...

Oh how rich! Simply delightful.

Mary said...

Whoa! I actually gasped when I saw these. I can hardly wait to make them next weekend. The photos are just fantastic, Kevin.

Ramona from Sam's Club said...

Kevin, you sure know how to make pancakes even more delicious! Nothing says summer like fresh cherries, so it’s great to see a recipe that utilizes them so well! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your summer! -- Ramona from Sam’s Club

Hillary Miller said...

Hi Kevin,
it's fantastic. Your Black Forest Pancakes are adorable!
Would you be interested to share your pancake photos in our food photography site http://www.foodporn.net

It is a food photography site where all foodies around the world submit all food pictures that make readers hungry :)

Frank and Joyce Stewart, Innkeepers said...

These will definitely be on the menu at our B&B in the near future!! Can't wait to try them!

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal said...

Wowieeeee, these look AMAZING! I am a huge cherry lover and these pancakes look soo desserty and decadent I want some NOW NOW NO! :) Great recipe.

Kammie @ Sensual Appeal Blog

cquek said...

This picture alone is making my mouth water!

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