Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes

February 25, 2014
Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes

Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes

February 25, 2014

 I can remember being at my Granny’s house for pancake day and her making scotch pancakes on a special griddle pan that she had for her AGA. Those pancakes were delicious and luckily she made them all year round so I didn’t have to wait until Shrove Tuesday to enjoy them again.

Both Roo and Tigger love pancakes, Roo isn’t fussy on the type of pancake whereas Tigger will only eat the scotch pancakes that you can buy in the supermarket. Roo often asks Mr Boo to make her some pancakes on his days off as she would be happy to eat them every day of the week is she could.

With Shrove Tuesday approaching for another year I want to try and be a little creative with our pancake fillings and move away from the traditional lemon and sugar or hazelnut chocolate spread. Princes have kindly sent me a couple of their fruit fillings, a tasty alternative to traditional sugar and lemon, the canned Fruit Fillings come in a range of delicious flavours to suit the whole family including Apple; Summer Fruits; Red Cherry; Black Cherry; Strawberry; Blackcurrant and Apple & Blackberry.

For the perfect sweet pancake treat, simply top a pancake with a generous helping of warm Fruit Filling and dust with icing sugar.

For a really impressive dessert, try these mouth-watering Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes (my favourite way to enjoy pancakes):

Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes
Serves 4
For a really impressive dessert, try these mouth-watering Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 125g self-raising flour
  2. 10g cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  3. 2 tsp. caster sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 150ml milk
  6. Few drops of vegetable oil
  7. 150ml double cream
  8. 1 x 410g can Princes Black Cherry Fruit Filling
  1. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl and stir in the caster sugar.
  2. Add the egg and milk and then use a hand whisk to beat the mixture together to make a smooth batter.
  3. Heat 2-3 drops of vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Use the batter to make 8 small pancakes, cooking them in batches. To cook, add small ladlefuls of batter to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over and cook for 1-2 more minutes until set. Set aside on kitchen paper until all the pancakes are cooked.
  4. Whip the cream in a chilled bowl until it holds its shape. Sandwich two pancakes together per person with half the whipped cream and Princes Black Cherry Fruit Filling. Top with the rest of the cream and cherries. Serve, sprinkled with a little cocoa powder.
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 For more information on the Princes Fruit Fillings range please check out their website:

Disclosure: We received a selection of Princes Fruit Fillings FOC for the purpose of review

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  • Helen Neale ( February 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Chocolate pancakes – now why didn’t I think of that – these look yummy, and I KNOW my little girl would love them. Cheers for sharing xx

  • Hungrysaurus February 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    FEEEEED ME! Please. FEEEEEED ME! That looks sooooo good Sarah!

    • otilia February 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Lol Annie! You know theres a movie called “Feed me” – if you didn’t watch it you should look it up 🙂

  • Actually Mummy... February 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Ooh the kids have asked for chocolate pancakes this year after they saw a mix in the shops. I’m going to do this – looks way better!

  • We love those fruit fillings in pancakes, and porridge, and on meringues, and out the tin…

    Hmmm, better stop thinking about it!

  • jenny paulin February 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    come to my mouth please these look divine x

  • Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer February 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I honestly would think I’d died and gone to Heaven presented with those and the kids wouldn’t stand a chance!

  • Susanna February 25, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Those look really, really yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Mary Keynko February 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    These look amazing! Can I come for tea on shrove Tuesday? My pancakes always end up looking like scrambled eggs!

  • maggy, red ted art February 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Those look DELICIOUS!

  • Liz Burton February 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmmm being a child of the seventies, these Black Forest inspired beauties are pushing my buttons!

  • The Reading Residence February 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    These look soooo good!

  • Mari February 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Oh boy! That looks MORE than delicious, wow super wow

  • HPMcQ February 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    oh WOW!!

  • Carolin February 26, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Now we are talking pancakes. These look amazing!

  • Aly February 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    ~Snap! Well kind of, I’m putting vegan carob pancakes up on my blog this week Sarah.I’m thinking of a coffee topping though.

  • otilia February 27, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I could eat that up right now! It looks amazing!

  • Jane February 28, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Oh dear lord I am dieting, this list has sent me over the edge xx

  • Julie's Family Kitchen March 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Oh wow, these pancakes look stunning. I love the chocolate cherry combo, what a great idea. Delicious.

  • Emma March 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Am officially very, very hungry now!!

    Can’t resist pancakes! I was thinking of trying mine with coconut flour this week … anyone else tried that?

  • Vicki March 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Oh my oh my oh my!!! WHAT a fantastic idea! I am on it! I make pancakes every day for the kids’ breakfast…but mine are a healthy variety. As a treat these are going to have to be made tomorrow (gluten and dairy-free as our family requires). I can’t WAIT!!!!!! Thanks for sharing on recipe of the week. Pinning to my recipes to be tried board!

  • Alison March 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

    These look amazing

  • Emmys Mummy March 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I MUST try these – trouble is I want them NOW!!!

  • Capture by Lucy March 3, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Yum scrum. Hooray for pancake week! My favourite! xx #recipeoftheweek

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  • Emily March 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    So beautiful and decadent looking! Hope you had a good pancake day. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. You might have already popped over but if not, please do!

  • Alison Turnnidge June 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    These would go down a storm in my house not just for pancake day either

  • Becky August 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Looks amazing, I’ll let you know how I get on with this!

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