Saturday, February 28, 2015

Red Velvet Pancakes

Pancakes are one breakfast dish that is greatly fancied by my kids. But somehow this is not a thing which has impressed me much and so I have never bothered to try the variations in them. The other day the request popped up for a red velvet pancake, and when the request prolonged for a long time I knew that I had to give it a try and that was how the search for the recipe went and finally ended up making this one. I have to admit the fact that, this pancake did impress me!!! It was really delicious especially with the cream cheese sauce that went along with it. So here's the recipe for the same. 
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup melted and cooled unsalted butter + extra for coating the griddle
2 tsp red food colouring
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

For the cream cheese sauce
8 Tbsp cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
3 Tbsp whole milk
2 Tbsp castor sugar


  • Prepare the cream cheese sauce by whisking together all the ingredients mentioned under cream cheese sauce and keep aside.
  •  In a bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until pale yellow. Then add to it the buttermilk, melted butter, food color, vanilla extract and vinegar.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and fold until well incorporated.

  • Heat a griddle or a non-stick skillet. Lightly coat it with melted butter. Pour a laddle full of the batter into the hot skillet. Spread it out lightly if needed.
  • Cook until bubbles begin to pop up on the surface of the pancake. This will take approximately 3 minutes.
  • Now flip over and cook the other side too(another 1-2 minutes). Remove the pancake and transfer onto a serving plate. Repeat this with the remaining batter.
  • While serving drizzle the prepared cream cheese sauce on top of the pancakes.
  • You can also drizzle some maple syrup and top with some toasted pecans if you wish to.

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  1. The stack looks yummy.Beautiful pics.

  2. Even though I love pancakes, nobody at home likes them so I am forced to finish off the leftovers... I wish I could be your guest the day you made these awesome looking pancakes...

    1. Try this one Rafee, maybe the pancake haters too will love it(like me). Serve it with the cheese sauce.Btw you can come over anytime to have some of these pancakes Rafee:)


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