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How To Make Luxurious Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
A few months ago I was walking through the breakfast aisle, and saw some of the more unique baking mixes. One of them was for red velvet pancakes, which intrigued me. I had never thought of making one of my favorite cake flavors into a pancake before. When I got home, my mind was still preoccupied with it, and I spent time figuring out the combination of ingredients. After a quick trip to the store to buy food coloring, a fresh box of cocoa powder, and some white chocolate chips to top it off, I was all set to create a delectable breakfast. And I did just that a few days later.
A Weekend Treat
This breakfast can be enjoyed when you have time to whip it together, which for me is traditionally on a weekend. To speed it up, use a pancake and waffle mix. I like to make my own up in advance. For convenience' sake, I have provided the complete "from scratch" recipe, as well as the option of using the baking mix.
Making the Pancake BatterClick thumbnail to view full-size
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 1-3 Tablespoon chocolate chips, (optional)
- small amount cooking oil or nonstick spray, if needed (for pan)
My Baking Mix Recipe:
- How to Make Your Own Baking Mix
Similar to Bisquick or Jiffy brand, these versatile mixes can be used to make biscuits, pancakes, waffles, corn muffins, and cookies. Using only dry ingredients, they can be stored for quite a while
Using the Baking Mix to Make These Pancakes
If you are using a baking mix, simply replace the first 3 ingredients listed for the homemade pancakes (flour, baking powder, and salt) with 2 cups of the pancake baking mix. If your baking mix has sugar in it, you may decrease the amount of sugar. But since the cocoa mix is unsweetened, this will need some sugar to offset the bitterness.
Whipping Up a Batch of Pancakes
- Add either the pancake mix or the flour, baking powder and salt to a medium mixing bowl
- Add the sugar and the cocoa powder, and mix together
- Add the milk. oil, eggs, and vanilla extract, and stir until smooth
- Add approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of red food coloring, or else add drops of it gradually, and stir to get the desired shade of red
- If desired, add some chocolate chips into the batter.
- Coat or spray pan or griddle with oil, unless it has a nonstick coating
- Turn the stove on to low/medium, or set your griddle to about 325 degrees
- Using a ladle or large spoon, add a scoop of batter for each pancake into the pan. My griddle comfortably fits 3-4, but some pans may only fit one or two at a time
- Cook for a few short minutes. Once they have bubbles all over them, they should be ready to flip over
- Cook the other side for a few minutes, or until browned
- Make the cream cheese frosting separately, and top pancakes once they are done
- If desired, top with a sprinkling of chocolate chips
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 oz (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and lump-free, using either a big spoon or a hand mixer.
What is your favorite part of a red velvet cake?
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