Chocolate pancakes

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  • 1⅔ cups (250g) cake flour
  • ½ cup (125ml) cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (125ml) castor sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) cooking oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp (15-20ml) butter
  • ½ slab (50g) milk or dark chocolate, chopped (optional)
  • For serving:
  • 2 slabs (80g each) dark chocolate, melted
  • Handful berries
  • Handful mint


  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, vegetable oil or melted butter, and vanilla essence.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add egg mixture. Stir well to combine.
  4. Set mixture aside for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat up to 1 tsp (5ml) cooking oil and butter at a time over medium-low heat in a pan.
  6. Dollop ⅓ cup (80ml) batter at a time into the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with a little chopped chocolate, if you like, and cook until bubbles appear on top of pancakes. (This should take about 2 minutes.)
  8. Flip and cook for another minute.
  9. Repeat with remaining batter.
  10. Serve pancakes hot with a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkled with berries and mint.

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