It’s my birthday today! And my favorite dessert in the world is tiramisu. Therefore I decided that tiramisu would be my breakfast this morning.
I saw that IHOP was coming out with a tiramisu pancake last year and I immediately thought it sounded incredible. But I don’t really frequent the establishment so I never got to try it. But a birthday is a perfect time to try indulgent things, so I combined my favorite pancake recipe and my favorite tiramisu recipe and WENT FOR IT.
It was love at first bite. Y’all. It tastes SO much like the actual dessert, I couldn’t even believe it! If you’re a sweet breakfast person, or a tiramisu person, or a person with a heartbeat…you must try this.
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- ½ t. baking soda
- 1 T. sugar
- ½ t. salt
- ¾ c. buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 T. melted butter
- ½ t. vanilla extract
- ¼ c. marscapone cheese, room temperature
- ½ c. heavy whipping cream
- 1 T. powdered sugar
- ½ c. espresso or double strength coffee
- ¼ c. cocoa powder
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt until incorporated.
- Whisk the buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla into the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
- Preheat a griddle to 300 degrees and cook batter in ¼ c. mounds until they are golden brown on each side. Set pancakes aside.
- With an electric mixer, beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar together until soft peaks form.
- Gently fold the marscapone into the whipping cream just until it is incorporated.
- To assemble the pancakes: briefly dip a pancake into the espresso (it's easiest to do this if you put the espresso in a shallow dish like a pie pan), spread a little of the cream mixture on top, and then sift a thin layer of cocoa powder over the cream. Continue to stack as many pancakes this way as you want! Then enjoy!
The weird thing about these pancakes is that they’re delicious at room temperature (I think they’re actually better that way), so you don’t have to worry about rushing breakfast to the table before it gets cold!
I think I might make these a birthday tradition! 😉