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Chocolate Dutch Baby


Sometimes called a German pancake, this chocolate Dutch baby will make it feel like you're having dessert for breakfast.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Everyday Food, May 2011


  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a blender, combine milk, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and granulated sugar. Blend until foamy, 1 minute. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium. Pour batter into skillet and immediately transfer to oven. Bake until puffed and set, 20 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve immediately.

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  • jjmatty
    14 MAR, 2014
    These are my kids favorite pancakes! Perfect with berries and super easy to make!
  • mom2boys2
    25 NOV, 2012
    A dutch baby is a pancake. It will rise and then fall. The consistency is that of a thicker crepe, not a fluffy buttermilk type of pancake. I love dutch babies.
  • Kurilian
    3 SEP, 2012
    I made this cake, followed every step, but did not come out very good. it was too moist and it all sunk down. It tasted okay, but looked unappealing and tasted not very light and fluffy and came out more like soggy brownies. Any tips to prevent this?