Okay, so it’s not diet free…..Shrove Tuesday is coming ( pancake Tuesday), okay….Sunday breakfast, maybe Saturday lunch….anytime…..Yummy beyond words…
- 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 2 whole eggs (use large eggs)
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (shake well before pouring)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- unsalted butter to butter the griddle
Sift together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together the eggs, egg yolk, buttermilk, oil and vanilla until well combined. Add to the flour mixture and mix to combine.
Heat the griddle and lightly coat with butter. Working 2-3 at a time, pour 1/4 cup of batter per cake on the griddle and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, Flip cakes and cook until the tops spring back when gently pressed.
Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with tinfoil to keep warm. Always add butter to the griddle for each batch you make.
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 7 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped (do not use unsweetened, it is different)
Bring the cream to a boil in a bowl over simmering water and add the chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth as silk.
Plate the pancakes and pour the sauce over. If you really want to go over the wall, add a generous dollop of whipped cream. Makes a great simple dessert as well.
For chocolate lovers…..what did I tell you? uhuh….