Chocolate Mascarpone Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce and served with berries, a decadent treat for breakfast or brunch for every occasion. The pancakes are fluffy and light, and the sauce is rich and overly indulgent. Perhaps a well-deserved treat for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day too?
This must be one of the most decadent treats I have had in quite a while. Not that these chocolate pancakes are that super unhealthy, although they do have added refined sugar, and are served with an exquisite chocolate sauce.
But because we usually enjoy a more kid-friend version of banana pancakes that doesn't have any refined sugar added, just some chocolate chips for a touch of naughtiness.
Mascarpone might not be a regular addition to a pancake, with milk and buttermilk being my prefer choices, but, because of its silky texture, it makes the pancakes truly special.
They are fluffy and sweet, and the chocolate sauce takes them right to the next level. I absolutely loved fruit with my pancakes, and the berries add a healthier and delicious touch too.
Step-by-step photos and instructions
I have used cocoa powder, but feel free to use raw cacao as well if you have any. It can only make them even better.
- in a bowl, sift the flour, add the baking powder and cocoa powder
- beat the eggs well with a pinch of salt until fluffy
- add the mascarpone and use a hand blender to blend everything well.
A blender is a must, by hand it's not that easy to get rind of lumps. You can try with a whisk, but the blender is the best.
- pour the mixture over the flour, add vanilla extract and the milk, and use the blender again to get a smooth paste
- heat up a non-stick pan, add a drop of oil or butter, then add a ladleful of batter
- cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes until cooked through and fluffy
- repeat with the remaining batter
The chocolate sauce
Since the chocolate sauce recipe is already on the blog, I won't duplicate it over here, but trust me, it's dead easy to make it. You only need 4 simple ingredients to make it: milk chocolate, butter, golden syrup and double cream.
You can also dip the berries in the dipping sauce, for the ultimate decant experience. Now, you can choose to serve them just with the good old maple syrup or honey, but the chocolate sauce takes them to the very next level.
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Chocolate Mascarpone Pancakes
- 1 cup plain flour (all purpose flour)
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoon mascarpone
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- oil or butter to fry
- In a bowl, sift the flour, add the baking powder and cocoa powder.
- Beat the eggs well with a pinch of salt until fluffy.
- Add the mascarpone and use a hand blender to blend everything well until smooth.
- Pour it over the flour mixture, add the sugar, milk and vanilla extract, then use again the blender to get a smooth batter.
- Heat up a non-stick frying pan, add a drop of oil or butter, add a ladleful of batter, then cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes until fluffy.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve the pancakes with chocolate sauce and fresh fruit.