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Double Chocolate Pancakes with Nutella Ganache and Cherry Sauce

Double Chocolate Pancakes with Nutella Ganache and Cherry Sauce

This pancake batter will make 12 to 14 small pancakes using about 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Large spoon
  • Pancake turner or spatula
  • sheet pan or large oven safe plate


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk if batter is too thick, add a tablespoon or two for desired consistency
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Nutella Ganache (recipe follows)
  • Sweet Cherry Sauce Recipe from Everyday Southwest or you may use canned cherry pie filling
  • Whipped Cream


  • Prepare the Cherry Sauce ahead of time or use your favorite canned cherry pie filling.
    Mix the Double Chocolate Pancake batter. Prepare the Nutella Ganache and Whipped Cream while cooking the pancakes to save time.
  • Heat oven to 150 degrees.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, sugars, 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, the melted butter and the vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until combined. Add remaining buttermilk if mixture is too thick. Fold in the chocolate and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat a large griddle or cast-iron pan over medium heat. Brush with the neutral oil and allow it to get hot. Drop ¼-cup portions of the batter onto the griddle and cook until bubbles begin to rise to the surface, approximately 2 minutes, then flip and cook for another minute or two. As pancakes are ready, place them on a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven.
  • To Serve: stack pancakes on a plate and layer with Nutella Ganache and a spoonful or two of Cherry Sauce between the pancakes. Top with Whipped Cream and a drizzle of Nutella Ganache.
Keyword Cherry Sauce, Double Chocolate Pancakes with Nutella Ganache, Nutella Ganache Recipe