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Chocolate Griddle Cakes

For the hardcore chocaholic Mom, I would recommend these chocolate griddle cakes for Mother’s Day breakfast in bed. ūüôā I originally made them a couple of years ago for Valentine’s day and posted the photo on facebook, which is why the image is kinda crappy¬†but I thought I’d share anyway.¬†Watch these closely¬†because they burn easily. Some reviews on www.epicurious.com say to reduce the sugar to 2/3 of a cup but I have a sweet tooth so I thought they were great as is. If chocolate sauce is too much I think macerated berries and some whipped cream would be nice.

Chocolate Griddle Cakes

For sauce

1 cup heavy cream

7 oz fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped

For griddle cakes

1/2 cup Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 whole large eggs

1 large egg yolk

3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

Unsalted butter for greasing griddle

Make sauce:

Bring cream to a boil in a 1-quart saucepan, then pour hot cream over chocolate in a bowl, gently whisking until smooth. Keep warm or at room temperature.

Make griddle cakes:

Sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl, then whisk in eggs, yolk, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla until combined well.

Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over moderately low heat and lightly coat with butter.

Working in batches of 2 or 3, pour 1/4 cup batter per cake onto hot griddle and cook until bubbles appear on surface, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip cakes with a large spatula and cook until tops spring back when pressed gently, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Add 1/2 teaspoon butter to griddle between batches.

Serve cakes in stacks, topped with chocolate sauce.

Read More: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Griddle-Cakes-with-Chocolate-Sauce-109047#ixzz1uboFxvr8

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About heathershomemade

Cupcake obsessed foodie from Ottawa, ON, Canada

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