Black Forest Pancakes

Black Forest Pancakes

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


  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1 tablespoon kirsch (optional)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream


  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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