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Breakfasts, Desserts

Chocolate German pancake

Chocolate German pancake
Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

I could tell you I love them because they're so easy to make -- who doesn't love a dish that comes together in less than half an hour? Or I could say it's because of their delicate texture and flavor ... Read more

Total time: 30 minutes | Serves 2 to 4
  • 1 cup (4.25 ounces) flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange (optional)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

Step 1Heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cocoa powder, espresso powder, brown sugar and orange zest. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and almond extract, then beat the egg mixture into the flour. Melt the butter in a 9- to 10-inch cast-iron skillet and pour the batter into the hot pan. Bake until the pancake is puffed and golden brown, 20 to 24 minutes. Serve immediately.


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