Crêpes With Dark Chocolate Sauce Crêpes With Dark Chocolate Sauce

Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Renée Drexler/The Props Image by: Ronald Tsang

We've made this classic stripped-down version of the dessert crêpe decadent with nothing more than a drizzling of simple chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter , melted and divided
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Dark Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup or agave nectar
  • 60 g bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (about 2 oz), finely chopped (about 3 tbsp)
  • pinch salt
  • whipped cream (optional)


In blender, blend together flour, milk, eggs, 1 tbsp of the butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and 1/3 cup water until smooth, about 15 seconds. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into bowl; cover and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.

Dark Chocolate Sauce: Meanwhile, in small saucepan, whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water over medium heat until bubbling. Remove from heat; whisk in chocolate and salt until smooth. Let stand until thickened.

Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat; lightly brush with some of the remaining butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into centre of skillet, tilting and swirling to coat bottom; cook, flipping when edge begins to curl away from pan, about 40 seconds. Cook until bottom is golden, 15 to 20 seconds. Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and batter. Serve with Dark Chocolate Sauce and whipped cream (if using).

Test Kitchen Tip: Allowing the batter to rest overnight will lend the best texture.

Makes about 8 crêpes.

Nutritional facts Per crêpe: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 128 mg
  • Sugars 16 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 210
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 164 mg
  • Cholesterol 58 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g


  • Iron 13
  • Folate 15
  • Calcium 5
  • Vitamin A 7
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Crêpes With Dark Chocolate Sauce