So the past weekend was slightly insane (which seems to be the norm around here…). It seemed like go, go, go. But I think it was mostly my emotions being taken on a hormonal rollercoaster ride. (ie.- I found out for sure that I’m having another baby!) So now you know! :)
But truly, it was a busy weekend. My poor mother fed me and mine 3 times in the run of the weekend, and we had 2 BBQs, so I didn’t do a whole lot of cooking. I was in charge of dessert for both BBQs, and somehow managed to ruin both of them. I saved them, but man… It wasn’t a weekend for baking for me (apparently!). Other than the meals, we went for a date on Friday, then we made a small [1 hour both ways] road trip to Costco on Sunday. Yesterday was fairly calm. We took Cael to the duck pond, which was fun (and sunny, which was wonderful). And I decided to paint out a closet in our house to convert it to a bookcase.
And then there was this week… It was just a right off. Between being tired and nauseous (thanks to pregnancy…) and just getting the regular day-to-day stuff accomplished, let’s just say I didn’t feel overly motivated. Anyhow! My motivation has returned (at least for the moment) so here goes!
Found this one on Pinterest. Loved it. Who wouldn’t love chocolate pancakes piled on top of each other with whipped cream in between? It’s a MUST love. And the chocolate pancakes are great by themselves too… (I may have possibly messed up the first few and eaten them… may have…)
Chocolate Pancake Cake
Recipe found on ZoomYummy.com (it has been VERY slightly modified by me)
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 heaping Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
4 Tbsp icing sugar
Sliced orange for garnish (optional)
Combine vegetable oil, milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Add cocoa, and stir.
Stir in flour and baking powder. Stir until smooth.
Spray a pan with oil, (or if you don’t use spray oil, just put some oil in…). Heat it up, and add about 1/2 cup of the batter to the pan. I found that if you put any less than that, it was a real battle to flip the pancake without a disaster occurring.
Cook until bubbles start to form, then flip. Once it is done (both sides should be dry, and not look batter-y), continue the same with the rest of the batter.
Let your pancakes cool, completely.
While you’re waiting, beat together whipping cream and icing sugar. Beat until firm peaks form.
To put the cake together, simply layer pancakes and whipped cream. If you aren’t serving it right away, keep it in the fridge. I would wait until right before you serve the cake to drizzle the chocolate syrup and add the garnish. (That way it looks more fresh, less mess.)
Thanks ZoomYummy for the great recipe!
I would highly advise you make this – it is super yummy. And not too heavy either. You could even have it for breakfast! (Pancakes!!)
Hope you enjoy. Have a great rest-o-the-weekend!
What’s your favourite thing to do when the weather starts to warm up?