Monday, June 10, 2013

Red Velvet Pancakes


A fun take on the Southern classic cake, these red velvet pancakes are so fluffy & so yummy! They have the light chocolate flavor of the cake, right down to a cream cheese glaze. They're the perfect indulgence for a special breakfast, brunch or just about anytime!

Let's make some pancakes!
 

You'll need:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, garnish
Directions:

For Pancakes:
 
1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, & cocoa powder.
2. Add in egg, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, & red food coloring.
3. Stir it up gently until combined. The batter should still have a few lumps in it. Do not over mix.
 
For Cream Cheese Glaze:
 
In a medium size bowl, add all of the cream cheese glaze ingredients and blend until smooth and silky. Set aside.
 
 
4. Preheat griddle and grease with butter.
5. When hot, add pancake batter using a ¼ cup.
6. Flip with the first few bubbles start to break on the surface of the pancake.
7. When the other side is soft to the touch, it’s done!
8. Stack on a plate.
 
To Assemble:
 
1. Stack one pancake on a plate and spread on a layer of cream cheese glaze.
2. Repeat with another pancake.
3. Stack the third pancake and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
4. Pipe on the cream cheese glaze.
 

 
Enjoy!