Very Grown Up Pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday approaching I was happy to review some Princes fruit filling for our pancakes. Of course I’m a firm believer that pancakes are not only for Shrove Tuesday, you can have them anytime. We love them.

Now my family is big and we all have different tastes. I like pancakes with lemon and sugar and so does Star, but Daddy likes banana and chocolate sauce in his. Eldest Daughter likes nutella on hers and Boo and the little man like melted chocolate. No1 son was never fussy, he’d eat his with anything, but he now has a new favourite……chocolate pancakes with cream and black cherries.

Ingredients (serves 4)

125g self-raising flour
10g cocoa powder
2tsp caster sugar
1 egg
150ml milk 
few drops of vegetable oil
150ml double cream
1 x 410g can Princes Black Cherry Fruit Filling


sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl and stir in the caster sugar
the egg and milk and then use a hand whisk to beat the mixture together to make a smooth batter.
Heat 2-3 drops of vegestable oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
Use the batter to make 8 small pancakes, cooking them in batches. To cook, add small ladlefuls of batter to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn over and cook for 1-2 more minutes until set. Set aside on kitchen paper until all the pancakes are cooked.
Whip the cream in a chilled bowl until it holds its shape. Sandwich two pancakes together per person with half the whipped cream and Princes Black Cherry Fruit Filling. Top with the rest of the cream and cherries.
If you like you can sprinkle them with a little more cocoa powder.
According to No1 Son, they taste even better when chilled. (personally, I couldn’t wait)

You can find this recipe along with many others on the Princes website

A tasty
alternative to traditional sugar and lemon, the canned Fruit Fillings come in a
range of delicious flavours to suit the whole family including Apple; Summer
Fruits; Red Cherry; Black Cherry; Strawberry; Blackcurrant and Apple &
Blackberry. Princes Fruit
Fillings can also be used as a quick and easy addition to a variety of home
baking recipes – from tarts to trifles and cheesecakes to
crumbles. Princes Fruit Fillings
are available for £1.29 RRP (395g / 410g) at a range of

I also have a can of apple and blackberry which I’m thinking of using in a recipe with the littlies later this week, so look out for that, I’m sure it will be just as delicious.

I was sent some products from Princes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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