Stack of chocolate pancakes with bananas and nuts
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5 from 2 votes

Double Chocolate Pancakes

These Double Chocolate Pancakes are the ultimate indulgence – perfect Pancake day!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: american pancakes, Chocolate Pancakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


  • 150 g (1 ¼ cup) self raising flour
  • 60 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar or caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 160 ml ( ⅔ cup) whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • grapeseed oil to fry or a mix of oil and butter
  • icing sugar to dust optional

Chocolate sauce (optional)

  • 100 ml (scant ½ cup) whipping cream
  • 80 g (½ cup) dark chocolate chips
  • warm milk as needed, if sauce needs thinning
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp runny honey or golden syrup

Serving Suggestions

  • fresh fruit like bananas or berries
  • maple syrup to drizzle


Make the chocolate sauce

  • Make the chocolate sauce. Put the chocolate in a bowl. Heat the whipping cream, cocoa powder and honey until bubbles form around the edge of the pot.
  • Pour over the chocolate and then stir until smooth. If the sauce is a little too thick for pouring, you can thin it by stirring in a little warm milk. Set aside - you might need to warm in a microwave for few seconds before using.

Make the pancakes

  • Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
  • Mix the egg and milk in a measuring jug and add to the bowl. Mix together with a balloon whisk.
  • Stir in the melted butter until the pancake mix smooth and glossy.
  • Heat a tablespoon of grapeseed oil in a large, non-stick pan.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add a heaped tablespoon of batter per pancake. Spread with the back of a spoon so that each pancake is smooth and even.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Carefully flip and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Continue until you use all the batter, adding a little more oil between pancake batches.
  • Drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup or chocolate sauce and serve with fresh fruit and nuts or your choice of toppings.


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg