Black Cherry Chocolate Pancakes

 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 everyday 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.
Boo Roo and Tigger Too
 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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  1. February 25, 2014 / 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

  2. Hungrysaurus
    February 25, 2014 / 1:53 pm

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

  3. February 25, 2014 / 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!

  4. February 25, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    come to my mouth please these look divine x

  5. Anya from Older Single Mum and The Healer
    February 25, 2014 / 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!

  6. February 25, 2014 / 4:17 pm

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

  7. February 25, 2014 / 4:52 pm

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

  8. February 25, 2014 / 5:36 pm

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

  9. February 25, 2014 / 8:52 pm

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

  10. February 25, 2014 / 10:33 pm

    oh WOW!!

  11. February 26, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    Now we are talking pancakes. These look amazing!

  12. February 26, 2014 / 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.

  13. February 27, 2014 / 7:35 pm

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

  14. February 27, 2014 / 7:36 pm

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

  15. February 28, 2014 / 1:07 am

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

  16. March 2, 2014 / 5:14 pm

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

  17. March 2, 2014 / 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?

  18. March 3, 2014 / 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!

  19. March 3, 2014 / 10:41 am

    These look amazing

  20. March 3, 2014 / 9:05 pm

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

  21. March 3, 2014 / 11:14 pm

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

  22. March 11, 2014 / 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!

  23. Alison Turnnidge
    June 7, 2014 / 1:11 pm

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

  24. Becky
    August 23, 2015 / 6:39 pm

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

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