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Chocolate-Cherry Browned Butter German Pancake

A Browned Butter German (or Dutch Baby) Pancake topped with a beautiful silky Cherry and Chocolate Compote and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes!
Weight Watchers: 6pp per serve! (1 out of 6 slices including compote)
Servings: 6
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites



  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat butter , divided
  • 1/2 cup plain/all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs

Cherry Compote:

  • 2 cups pitted and stemmed cherries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cointreau (adjust to your tastes - or substitute with fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice)
  • 40 g | 1.5oz dark/semi sweet chocolate , roughly chopped (or chocolate of choice) - I used 4 squares of Lindt 70%


  • Icing/confectioners sugar
  • Toasted coconut flakes
  • Dollop cream (or Greek yogurt) to serve


For The Pancake:

  • Heat oven to 200°C | 400°F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a cast iron skillet (or oven proof non stick frying pan). Once butter has melted, transfer to the oven and allow to brown.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt in a magic bullet blender (or normal blender). Blend for a minute; stop and scrape down the sides to ensure no extra flour is sticking to the sides; and blend again until the mixture is lump free. Add the eggs and blend again until smooth. Set aside.
  • Once butter has browned in the pan; remove pan with oven gloves; add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan and stir it through the browned butter to combine. Quickly pour the pancake batter into the hot skillet/pan. Return the pan to oven and bake until the pancake is puffed and golden (15-20 minutes). While the pancake is in the oven, prepare Cherry and Chocolate Compote.

For The Compote:

  • Combine the Cherries, water, sugar and Cointreau (or juice) in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil; reduce heat down to low and gently simmer until a syrup forms and the cherries soften (about 10 minutes). You may need to lift the saucepan over the heat a couple of times to prevent the liquid in the pan from over flowing. Add the pieces of chocolate and allow them to melt through the cherries.

To Serve:

  • Dust with confectioners/icing sugar (optional); dollop some cream or yogurt of your choice over the pancake; spoon the compote over the cream; sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes.


Adapted from Real Simple


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 2g