Delectably Creative Treats

Dark Chocolate Hot Cakes

Dark Chocolate Hot Cakes

on Sep 20, 2017 |


I love surprising the little ladies with different breakfast choices on the weekends. This past weekend consisted of whatever I had left in the pantry from hurricane Irma. These days, I am completely obsessed with dark cocoa powder. And I also know if it looks like a dessert, my kids will eat every bite on their plates.



These dark chocolate hotcakes are light and fluffy. They can very easily be turned into a high-end dessert. Each cake sandwiches sweetened mascarpone cheese and freshly sliced strawberries. For an over-the-top presentation, don’t forget the powdered sugar and additional chocolate ganache!



Dark Chocolate Hotcakes


For the dark chocolate hotcakes:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk




  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  • Whisk in sugar and cocoa powder until well combined.
  • Stir in egg, salt and baking soda.
  • Mix in milk, followed by all purpose flour.
  • Cook on a greased nonstick skillet that is set on low heat until top forms bubbles.
  • Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minutes.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced


  • In a bowl, using a handheld mixer, whip powdered sugar into mascarpone cheese.
  • Layer sweetened mascarpone cheese with sliced strawberries in between each hotcake.