Dark Chocolate Dutch Baby

February 25, 2013

in American,Recipes

Dark Chocolate Dutch Baby

Recently I was reminiscing about the weekend trip we took to Palm Springs a couple of months ago. One of the very first things that came to mind shockingly (not!) was the huge dutch baby pancake we had for breakfast at Elmer’s it is basically a souffl√©-crepe type of pancake, it was served with a dusting of confectioners sugar and lemon. Feeling inspired I headed into the kitchen and went to work.

My chocolate version of a dutch baby has been scaled down from 10-12″ to 8″ and pairs extremely well with almost any type of berry, it didn’t turn out as fluffy as the original but it was delicious nonetheless.

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Dark Chocolate Dutch Baby
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup whole milk, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ounce of butter, cut into small cubes
  • confectioners sugar and fresh berries for garnish
  1. Place an 8" oven-safe pan in the center of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt then sift twice.
  3. Beat eggs on high speed until pale and frothy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour mixture, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Continue beating for another minute. Batter will be runny.
  5. Carefully remove pan from the oven add butter pieces and swirl pan so it gets coated entirely with butter. Once butter has melted Pour batter and bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges have risen.
  6. Place berries in the center of the dutch baby and dust liberally with confectioners sugar.


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

Oh my! This looks so fabulous!


2 Daydreamer Desserts February 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

Thanks Katrina! :)



3 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 26, 2013 at 6:08 am

So dark and delicious looking! I’ve never had a dutch baby, but you certainly make me want to make it!


4 Vicky March 4, 2013 at 10:15 am

This looks heavenly. Great name too!


5 Mari @ Oh, Sweet & Savory March 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

I’m on a breakfast cake kick, and this find couldn’t be better. I’ve only had dutch babies adorned with powdered sugar and a tiny squeeze of lemon. Chocolate dutch babies … this looks heavenly! I must try this soon!


6 Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

I’ve always wanted to make a dutch baby and now seeing your gorgeous, dark, decadent chocolate version, I want to make one even more! This looks amazing. I love your beautiful photos too.


7 Sharenep March 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

I know this is Crazy … But, can low calorie substitutes be used, I wonder?


8 Daydreamer Desserts April 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hi Sharene,

Sorry for the late replay I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use baking splenda or stevia in this recipe.



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