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Ultra-decadent black forest pancake stack

This extra-special pancake stack is the ultimate in dessert decadence, mimicking the classic black forest gâteau.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Desserts and sweet treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, devil's food cake, pancakes
Servings: 16 pancakes
Calories: 401kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 1 pack devil’s food cake mix
  • 400 g chocolate fudge frosting
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 400 g cherries
  • 400 ml cream
  • 25 g butter for frying


  • Add the vegetable oil to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs and 250ml water.
  • Add the devil’s food cake mix.
  • Give it a whisk until you have a smooth batter with almost no lumps - don't worry if there's the odd few here and there.
  • Warm a little butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat until bubbling, then spoon 4 tbsp of batter into the pan.
  • Fry until the top of the pancake is bubbling and it is set underneath.
  • Flip and fry until cooked through, then transfer to a plate or rack to cool while frying the next one, until you've made all 14-16 pancakes.
  • Next, add the cream into a bowl and whip until the peaks are soft.
  • Spoon your tub of chocolate fudge frosting into a second mixing bowl
  • Give it a good whisk to soften, then whisk in half of the whipped cream.
  • It's time to plate up! Place a pancake on a small plate.
  • Spread the pancake with a generous blob of the creamy chocolate icing.
  • Spoon a layer of whipped cream on top
  • Pit and halve all but a handful or two of the cherries. Add a few cherry halves on top of your cream layer.
  • Repeat two more times to create a tall, dramatic stack, topped with frosting cream and cherries. Serve immediately.



Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 482IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg