German Chocolate Pancakes

German Chocolate PancakesRecipe
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We've transformed a classic Southern cake into an over-the-top breakfast of German Chocolate Pancakes.


Makes about 20 pancakes
Total time: 55 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 (4-oz.) sweet chocolate baking bar, finely chopped
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnishes: coconut flakes, chocolate curls


Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together milk and next 4 ingredients in another bowl. Gradually stir milk mixture into flour mixture just until moistened. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes. Serve with German Chocolate Syrup.

Note: When using a griddle, heat it to 350°.

Tip: For tender pancakes, don't overmix the batter; it should be lumpy.