Chocolatey American Pancakes: Recipe

Written by: Smriti on:

Whenever I crave something sweet, I invariably turn to pancakes. The hour of the day doesn't matter because, let's face it, pancakes taste good pretty much any time, any month, any season. Just introduce a twist into the usual recipe and you're good to go. Of course, when the twist is chocolate, you won't say no right? ;)

Chocolate Pancakes recipe

So if you want to make pancakes because you fancy them like me or if you're looking for a quick trip to  chocolatey goodness, follow this amazingly easy recipe, and you'll be dishing out rich, fluffy pancakes in no time.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup skimmed milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Okay, now that you've got all that settled, let's proceed!

Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
In another bowl, beat the egg until fluffy. Then add the milk, vanilla essence and melted butter, and whisk it in.
Make a well in the flour mixture, and pour all the wet ingredients in it. Using a fork, incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet, until the batter is smooth and slightly thick. I like to leave small lumps in it. Your pancake batter is now ready!


Heat a non-stick frying pan on high heat, and grease it with melted butter or cooking spray. As the butter begins to bubble, turn down the heat to medium. Now using a ladle, or a tablespoon (depending on how large you want your pancakes), pour the batter in. The batter should be slightly thick, or else it will start spreading and you'll end up with flattish pancakes.

Chocolate Pancakes recipe
Make sure the mixture isn't too thin or runny

Chocolate Pancakes recipe
Once the pancake starts to cook, you'll see these bubbles on the surface

Chocolate Pancakes recipe
Allow the batter to set and the bubbles to pop, and get ready to flip

Wait till you start seeing bubbles on the surface, then summon your best flipping skills, and flip!
Give another 30 seconds or so to the other side, and gently slide out the pancake onto a dish.

American pancakes are great when stacked and buttered. This recipe is for very lightly sweetened pancakes, so pour oodles of maple syrup, honey, or chocolate sauce and whipped cream over them. On another occasion, I have also tried them with vanilla ice-cream! A dusting of caster sugar would be heavenly too, or add macerated berries on top. That's the beauty of these pancakes- endless possibilities of toppings!

Chocolate Pancakes recipe

That's it for now, happy cooking dears! And don't forget to drop a comment if you liked them :)

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