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Chocolate Dutch Baby

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I think you should treat your sweetheart to a special breakfast in bed. Get out the breakfast tray, fine China, and make this Chocolate Dutch Baby. Oh-and don’t forget the fresh flowers and card. Ok, I know we are all busy, so if you don’t have time in the morning to serve breakfast in bed, I understand. It would be nice though, huh? You can still make this Chocolate Dutch Baby, even if your mornings are rushed because it only takes 25 minutes to make, from start to finish!

If you haven’t made a Dutch baby pancake before, don’t be intimidated. I promise, it is super easy. You mix the ingredients together in a blender and pour the batter into a buttered cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet you can use a round cake pan. The pancake puffs up in the oven creating a fancy shmancy pancake. The chocolate aroma is sure to wake-up anyone that is sleeping in the house.

We dusted the Chocolate Dutch Baby with powdered sugar and topped it with sliced strawberries. This chocolate pancake doesn’t even need syrup, it is sweet enough on it’s own. It tastes similar to a piece of chocolate cake. A pancake that tastes like chocolate cake-I know, amazing, right? And it’s a pancake, so it perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast.

If you make this Chocolate Dutch Baby for your sweetheart, family, or friends they will for sure be bragging about their Valentine’s Day breakfast all day long. Chocolate for breakfast is never a bad idea, especially on Valentine’s Day. And if you do have time to serve your sweetie breakfast in bed, do it. You will get double bonus points!

Chocolate Dutch Baby

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Chocolate Dutch Baby pancake mixed in the blender and baked in the oven. This easy puffy, chocolate baked pancake is the perfect breakfast for Valentine's Day.


3/4 cup milk
3 large eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons powdered sugar, for dusting
Strawberries, for serving, optional


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a blender, combine milk, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, and granulated sugar. Blend until well combined, about 1 minute.

2. In a large cast-iron skillet, we used a 10 inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour batter into skillet and immediately transfer to oven. Bake until puffed and set, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately with strawberries, if desired.

Note-if you don't have a cast-iron skillet, you can use a round cake pan.

Recipe from Everyday Food

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99 Responses to “Chocolate Dutch Baby”

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  1. Heidi — February 13, 2012 @ 3:43 am

    Hey lady! And Josh. Why didn’t I think of this? Two
    Of my favorite things–eggie custard and chocolate–all baked in together! I still need to get my man a card, thank you for the reminder, and Smudge will love this before she heads off for school. Boom! V-day planning is done. Happy hearts to you and Josh. XO

  2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 13, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    This looks so good! And I love that big cast iron skillet. My grandma had so many like that and now…who knows where they are but I wish I had them!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Kathryn — February 13, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    I don’t know about breakfast but it’s completely acceptable to have this for dinner right?!

  4. Mmm….I can always go for a little chocolate for breakfast!

  5. Priyanka — February 13, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    Awesome…i have to try it. have bookmarked it, its added to my weekend’s plan :)

  6. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 13, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Mmm, chocolate for breakfast! Sign me up! I’ve never tried a dutch baby before. It looks so fudgy and delicious! Is it pretty ‘brownie’-like?

  7. Skye from Skye Loves... — February 13, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    This looks completely divine. Perfect for breakfast or dinner. Surely?

  8. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 13, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    This could be breakfast or dessert in bed:-)

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 13, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    i’ve never thought to make a chocolate dutch baby before, but i love it…so beautiful!

  10. bellini — February 13, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    This alone is a reason to celebrate!

  11. Meagan Wied — February 13, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Chocolate in a dutch pan – Sign me up! Looks great you guys!

  12. — February 13, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    delicious and yummy =)

  13. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — February 13, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    What a fun way to change up a Dutch Baby.

  14. Blog is the New Black — February 13, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Wow…. yes, please!

  15. Mara @ Elemental Custard — February 13, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Ah a pancake that looks AND tastes like chocolate cake? Definitely my kind of breakfast! I love the rustic-ness of the skillet – so pretty.

  16. The Hungry Housewife — February 13, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    Ohhh, a chocolate pancake! Perfect MAria!

  17. Amanda — February 13, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Truly beautiful and a chocolate flavored pancake!? YUM!

  18. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 13, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    I am thinking that making it for a pre-Valentine’s day trial run would be a great idea this morning. It looks absolutely fantastic!

  19. Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 13, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I love Dutch babies – I just never thought to make it chocolate! Even better!!

  20. thelittleloaf — February 13, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    A pancake that tastes like chocolate cake? I’m sold. Totally bookmarking this for pancake day in a couple of weeks.

  21. Shawna @ CheekyChicFamily — February 13, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I just love Valentine’s Day. It’s such an easy holiday that is an excuse to over do it and gush on the people you love. Breakfast in bed is the best way to overdo it!

  22. Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 13, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    This looks so good! Do you think if I leave the recipe on the counter my husband will get the hint and make this for me for breakfast in the bed tomorrow morning? :) I am eager to try this!

  23. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — February 13, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Love it! Great idea for breakfast in bed. :)

  24. bridget {bake at 350} — February 13, 2012 @ 9:34 am


  25. Jenny Flake — February 13, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    So pretty Maria! Love the photos too! Have a great day! xoox

  26. Tracey — February 13, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    What a fun treat for Valentine’s Day! I’ve made a Dutch baby before, but never a chocolate one. YUM :)

  27. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — February 13, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    So very, very pretty Maria! I know it has to taste out of this world delicious, too. Have a great Monday!!!

  28. Mary @ Bake Break — February 13, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    I LOVE dutch babies – but I’ve never seen a chocolate one! This sounds divine! You’re right – this would be PERFECT for valentines day!

  29. natalie (the sweets life) — February 13, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    thinking I need to send this link to Ryan and subtly hint I’d like him to make it 😉 YUM!

  30. Bev Weidner — February 13, 2012 @ 10:38 am


  31. susan — February 13, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I love dutch babies and don’t make them nearly enough!

  32. Morgan @ Momma to Binks&Bubble — February 13, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    SO making this for the kiddos tomorrow!! they are going LOVE it – thanks! :)

  33. Erica — February 13, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    What a great treat! Way better than a box of chocolates!! Enjoy your valentines day

  34. aida mollenkamp — February 13, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    Maria, I adore Dutch baby pancakes but have never made them with cocoa — great idea!

  35. Ashley — February 13, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    I have NEVER made a dutch baby before, but I think that needs to change. Especially with this chocolate version.

  36. Matt @ RecipeLion — February 13, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  37. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — February 13, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    Oh my lands! I’ve never had a CHOCOLATE Dutch Baby before…

  38. HeatherChristo — February 13, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Dutch Baby is a childhood favorite, but this chocolate spin is AMAZING!!

  39. Emilie — February 13, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    looks awesome Maria, as always! You can’t go wrong with “cake” for breakfast, especially when it’s chocolate!

  40. Cassie — February 13, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Definitely giving this a try for our meal tomorrow (yes I’m still deciding on what to make.) My husband will LOVE it!

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