Black Forest Crepes with Nutella

Yield: 4 crepes

Black Forest Crêpes

Black Forest Crepes by

These Black Forest Crêpes will be the most decadent crêpes you would ever want for upcoming pancake day!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes



  • 125g (1 cup) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml (scant 1 cup) whole milk


  • 390g cherries in a jar (with juice)
  • 2 tbsp kirsch
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp caster (superfine) sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml (scant ½ cup) double (heavy) cream, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 100g (approx. 3½ tbsp) nutella
  • 50g (1.8oz) dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the sugar, then beat the eggs with the milk. Add the milk to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth ensuring no lumps remain. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the cherries over a bowl collecting their juice. Add the cherry juice to a small saucepan, and if using the kirsch, mix the cornflour and kirsch together then add to the cherry juice. If not using the kirsch, remove a little of the cherry juice and mix the cornflour in, then mix into the juice.
  3. Boil the cherry juice, whisking every now and again until it starts to thicken. Once it starts to thicken, whisk continuously until a thick and smooth. Fold the cherries into the thickened cherry juice and set aside.
  4. Whisk the double cream with the caster sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate over a double boiler, turning off the heat when melted.
  5. Add the cream to a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle, set aside.
  6. Pour the crepe batter into a hot and greased frying pan or skillet. Quickly help the batter spread out - I used a heat resistant spatula. After 30-seconds to 1 minute check the underside of the crepes and flip them over, greasing the pan if needed.
  7. Once the crepes are made, it's time to assemble. Spread the nutella over each of the crepes with a knife. Then to one side of the crepe (imagine it folded in half), top with the cherry compote using a slotted spoon, then pipe whipped cream on top of the cherries.
  8. Gentle fold all the crepes in half - the nutella helps it stick to the cream a little, then drizzle the melted chocolate over the crepes.
  9. Top each of the crepes with a decorative swirl using the remaining whipped cream.

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20 Comments on “Black Forest Crepes with Nutella”

  1. Medeja February 17, 2015 @9:49 am Reply

    I love everything back forest :D And pancakes + black forest looks really amazing ! :)

  2. Betty February 17, 2015 @10:55 pm Reply

    Hello these look delicious but was inquiring what "kirsch" was and where to purchase I live in a small rural town in Arkansas

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking February 18, 2015 @3:04 pm Reply

      Hi Betty, Kirsch is a clear fruit brandy made from double distillation of cherries. It means 'cherry water' in German. You can find more out about Kirsch here.

      However, as I live in the UK, I'm sorry to say that I cannot advise you on where to buy it in your area. I did a Google search on where to buy in the US, and it states that most well-stocked liquor and spirit stores should stock and sell it.

      The Kirsch amps up the cherry flavouring, but you can make this recipe without using the Kirsch (or perhaps substituting with a different cherry flavoured liquor, if need be. In fact, I have included the directions on how to make these Black Forest Crepes without the Kirsch should people not want to use it - see step 2. :)

      I hope that helps? If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain February 17, 2015 @10:57 pm Reply

    Oh Lisa I am sending tons of hugs and positive vibes from across the Atlantic <3 I hope your pup gets better soon! Side note these crepes rock my socks. :)

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking February 18, 2015 @3:10 pm Reply

      Thanks so much, Jess. I feel so out of the loop with everything life is handing over at the moment! I had to take Monty back for another emergency appointment, he was so bad they kept him in. In fact, I just heard from the animal hospital and there's 2 scenarios - either flu-like symptoms that will get better over time, or something more sinister. They didn't want to sedate him and run more tests and run the risk on the off-chance he could get better, so I'm off to pick him pin an hour and will be watching him like a hawk.

      And girl, these crepes rocked my socks too. Thanks for stopping by, sweetie.

  4. The Partiologist February 18, 2015 @1:36 am Reply

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious, I need a chocolate fix and this is it! Hope your little puppy is better soon.

  5. Brittaney @ Sips and Snacks February 18, 2015 @3:56 am Reply

    Whoa! These look incredible! Crepes make me nervous. I've never tried making them before, but your beautiful pictures have me convinced to try now!

    P.S. I hope Monty gets better soon!

  6. Betty February 18, 2015 @5:35 pm Reply

    Thank you for your reply. Would Cherry Brandy work? I have access to that. Also can this recipe be doubled? I know some can not. Thank you again for your time.

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking February 19, 2015 @6:58 pm Reply

      I guess the cherry brandy would work. If it's barrel aged cherry brandy, it might be stronger than Kirsch (which isn't aged), so perhaps start with 1 tbsp with the cornstarch and do a taste test? You can always add the remaining brandy should you feel it needs it.

      Also, I haven't had any issues doubling or halving crepe recipes. You should be good to go. :)

      Let me know how you get on if you make these crepes. Thanks again.

  7. Aimee / February 24, 2015 @11:34 am Reply

    Wow! Love the idea of Black Forest Crepes. Definitely keeping that in mind for next pancake day :-)

  8. Jennie @themessybakerblog February 26, 2015 @10:12 pm Reply

    I need a plate of these ASAP! Also, I need to work on my crepe skills. Pinned.

  9. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen February 27, 2015 @4:39 pm Reply

    OMG Crepes! These are simply divine & delish. I can finish this gorgeous platter right away! :-)

  10. House in Tillford March 22, 2015 @6:44 am Reply

    :( Im sorry to hear about your pup, hope its doing better now!
    That crepes looks sooo good! A great treat

  11. sylvie March 28, 2015 @5:51 am Reply

    I've decided I'll have these crepes today, I can't wait, I'm too greedy!

  12. alltoprecipes May 27, 2015 @1:36 pm Reply

    oohhhhhhh like it soo much ,


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