RECIPE | Sweet berry pancake stack

Pancakes meets berry cheese cake in this divine recipe - what's not to love?

08 March 2015 - 02:00 By Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy
Sweet berry pancake stack.
Sweet berry pancake stack.
Image: Matt van Lill


250g butter, softened

250g cream cheese

260g (2 cups) icing sugar, sifted

5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence

15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil, for frying

1 portion basic flapjack-style pancake batter

300g fresh berries of your choice


1. Cream the butter and cream cheese in an electric mixer (using the paddle attachment) until light and fluffy. Beat in the icing sugar until combined. Fold in the vanilla essence. Refrigerate while you make the pancakes.

2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour in a large ladle of batter (these pancakes need to be fairly thick to hold the cream cheese). Fry on both sides until cooked through but still pale. Set aside to keep warm and repeat for remaining batter.

3. To serve, spread cream cheese mixture on each pancake, scatter with berries and arrange in a stack.