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My Easy Chocolate Crepe Recipe makes the most lovely thin, lightly sweet, and deliciously chocolatey pancakes that can be filled with your favorite decadent fillings.


Hi Bold Bakers!

If you’re like me, you wake up with a sweet tooth. Instead of waiting all day for dessert, I say start the day off right with this sweet Easy Chocolate Crepe Recipe!

As an ambassador for GoodCook, I especially like it when one of their products fits my needs exactly. Crepes are the most lovely thin pancakes that can be filled with sweet or savory filling, or enjoyed all on their own with a bit of powdered sugar and lemon. That said, these crepes made possible by my favorite GoodCook 11 Inch Griddle and Creperie. Instead of needing any kind of filling or topping, these easy crepes are made with chocolate from within.

While making crepes can seem daunting, this recipe will not only give you the tips you need to make the tastiest chocolate crepes, but how to use the right tools to get the job done.

What is the Difference Between a Pancake and a Crepe?

For those of you that have never made a crepe, you might be wondering what the difference is between a pancake and a crepe. Well, while pancakes are also made in a similar way, they are much thicker, fluffier, and not as rich. The crepe batter itself is super rich and delicate, not just because of the cocoa powder in the batter, but also the butter and milk. Additionally, crepes have no raising agent which makes them thin and flat as opposed to cakey and fluffy.

[ If you’d prefer pancakes, my Best-Ever Pancake Recipe has you covered! ]

Stopping crepes from sticking to the pan

If you have attempted to make crepes before and had difficulty with crepes breaking and sticking to the pan, you are not alone! The trick to making crepes that don’t stick is not only built into my easy crepe recipe but in the pan I use.

I make my crepes in the GoodCook 11 Inch Griddle and Creperie. This pan is super thin, heats evenly and is nonstick. In addition, it’s a lovely square shape — making your finished crepes the perfect shape for folding into perfect triangles. You don’t need to be a professional chef to make these chocolate crepes, you just need the right tools!

The other tool to keep crepes from sticking is what you’re using to flip them. Cooking the crepes on one side is foolproof in my non-stick creperie, but when it comes to flipping them over I use the GoodCook large Nylon Flex Turner. This super thin bendy spatula gets right under the crepe, flipping it over with a simple flick of the wrist.

Are Crepes Only For Breakfast?

While crepes are typically a breakfast food, this delicate chocolate crepe makes a show-stopping dessert.

What I love about these is how quick and easy the batter is to make and cook-off. From there I get creative with toppings, maybe add some sliced strawberries and chocolate sauce. This really takes the crepes into desert land, but to be honest I would eat these for breakfast — or any time of day.

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Chocolate Crepe Recipe so delicious, you'll be obsessed!
Easy Chocolate Crepe Recipe
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

My Easy Chocolate Crepe Recipe makes the most lovely thin, lightly sweet, and deliciously chocolatey pancakes that can be filled with your favorite decadent fillings.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup (1 ½oz/43g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (6floz/170ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix the flour, sifted cocoa powder, sugar, and salt 

  2. Next add in the wet ingredients: eggs, milk, vanilla extract and butter.

  3. Gently whisk until you form a batter with no lumps. Pop the batter into the fridge for 30 minutes to rest. 

  4. After 30 minutes remove the batter from the fridge and cook off your crepes: Pre-heat your GoodCook 11 Inch Griddle and Crepiere over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.

  5. Once the pan is hot spoon 1/3 cup of batter into the pan and swirl around until you have a thin even crepe. (if using a different pan a 1/4 cup of batter is enough)

  6. Cook for around 3 minutes on this side before turning. Take care when turning as this is an extra delicate crepe batter. 

  7. When ready, carefully turn the crepe over and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side before transferring to a plate. Repeat the process until you've used all of the batter. 

  8. To serve: Fold into a triangle then drizzle over chocolate sauce and sliced strawberries, enjoy immediately. 

  9. Cover and store in the refrigerator for 1 day. 

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  1. Gaby Smith on November 19, 2018 at 4:41 am

    How many crepes does this recipe yeild? Thank you!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 21, 2018 at 2:00 am

      Hi Gaby,
      this a ‘how long is a piece of string’ question!
      The yield depends on how thinly you make them and how large. There is no straight answer. I say 3 and I would be making a 9 inch or so crepe.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Riya Mary pratap on November 11, 2018 at 3:27 am

    What can I substitute the butter with ??

    • Gemma Stafford on November 12, 2018 at 6:19 am

      Hi there,
      You can use a little oil. You always use about 1/3 less oil if you are subbing out butter. A baking margarine will work well too in this recipe.
      I hope you like it now!
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Barshaa Nakarmi on November 6, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Hello
    Do you have chocolate making recipe too?

    • Kevin Kurtz on November 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      Hi,

      You are looking for a recipe on how to make chocolate? unfortunately I don’t have one.

      Gemma.

  4. Arundhathi Anil on October 22, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Do you use powdered sugar???

    • Gemma Stafford on October 22, 2018 at 3:43 am

      Hi there,
      No, but you can! I think that would work well too. I use a fine granulated sugar.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. E.S.Black on October 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Hey this looks yummy….can you do an eggless chocolate mousse too

    • Gemma Stafford on October 21, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      Hi,

      I don’t right now but I’ll add it to my list :).

      Best,
      Gemma.

  6. crhucks on September 28, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I went to Amazon to see about getting the griddle, but they are out of them. And don’t know when or if they will have any more. Any other brand that is good for this?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for your message. I’m going to contact Goodcook and pass along your message. Hopefully they will restock them asap.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  7. joyce on September 28, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    What a perfect chocolate crêpe recipe! I followed it exactly and then again , because of allergies, using gluten free 1 to 1 flour, almond milk and stevia baking blend. Both turned out to be absolutely perfect and delicious. Everyone who ate them, in both versions, were in chocolate crêpe heaven thanks to you!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      I’m delighted to hear that, Joyce.

      Thanks for your lovely message.
      Gemma.

  8. Danyah AL-Tamimi on September 26, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    What a delicious treat Gemma
    I loved it but the sugar amount is a little to much 😅 I guess because of the cocoa powder is bitter . honestly I was a little not comfortable eating it 🙊 but I enjoyed my breakfast the other day I had it with toasted pistachios 😋👌🏻 ( I will uploade a photo )

    I strongly liked the simplicity of the reicpe and I’m thinking of make it as a regular crepes by replacing the amount of cocoa powder with flour and use less suger like a Tbsp or tow
    What do you think ?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Hi,

      Sorry for late reply. I’m really delighted you liked this recipe.

      Here is my recipe for plain crepes

      Best,
      Gemma.

  9. Anon on September 24, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I am in love with bread pudding! If you could, could you consider making a recipe for a classic bread pudding, since I’m dying to make one, but don’t have much success with other people’s recipes 😁😁
    Thanks!
    ❤️

  10. Esha Bhatti on September 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Hi Gemma,
    These chocolate crepes look utterly delicious 😋. Will definitely try them out !
    Can you please make a chocolate soufflé ?🍫

    • Gemma Stafford on September 22, 2018 at 2:18 am

      Hi Esha,
      thank you, do try them. I will add the chocolate souffle to my list. Do let us see your crepes when you get to it,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Lisa on September 20, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Can you use almond milk instead of regular milk to make these crepes?

    • Gemma Stafford on September 20, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      You absolutely can, Lisa. We actually did that today at my house.

      Happy Baking,
      Gemma.

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