Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are so decadent

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1.Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  2. 2.In another large bowl, beat egg with buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. 3.Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, adding melted butter in gradually as well, until all lumps are out.
  4. 4.Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat, then drop in batter 1/4 cup at a time to form pancakes.
  5. 5.Flip when bottoms are set and bubbles are forming on top and cook until firm and fluffy all the way through.
  6. 6.Serve warm with cream cheese or syrup.
Most Helpful

A really good recipe! I cut the recipe in half for my husband & lightened it up--used low fat buttermilk, Splenda, some whole wheat flour, Eggbeaters & just a little light butter. I didn't have any sour cream so I used more buttermilk--I had to use more than I thought I would need but it worked out all right! I threw in some chocolate chips but hubby said I could leave them out for next time. Thank you for sharing! Mine was pretty "red" from the food coloring!

LUVMY2BOYS May 18, 2013

The taste is very good. I thought it would be more red. But because of the cacao it was not. I'm curious to try without the cacao. Thanks Gingerly :) Made for New Kids of the Block tag game

Boomette November 22, 2011