These red velvet pancakes are soft, fluffy and uber delicious. To mimic the red velvet cake here I am finishing these pancakes with quick cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are super gorgeous and perfect for any breakfast. They are perfect for this festive season and irresistible!!!!!!
I adore pancakes and I always try different flavors because plain pancakes with honey or maple syrup are delicious and give us a lot of room to experiment. Also, you can easily turn any special cake flavor into pancake flavor by keeping the basic flavors intact.
I know some of you might be thinking of using a store-bought pancake mix. There is ho harm into that but once you will try your homemade version you will never go back to the box version. Also mixing pancake batter isn't complicated at all. With just 1 bowl and a spatula its possible and believe me using box doesn't save much of your time. Don't forget when you make pancakes from scratch the possibilities are endless!!! It's so much fun to put together the batter.
To make the batter red in color I use gel color. You can also use liquid color. You might have to adjust the amount because I use only 2-3 drops of gel color. With liquid, you might have to add up to 1/2 tsp or more. I always prefer using gel color. Yes, they are expensive but have no health-related issues. Because of the lower price people do use liquid colors.
1 1/4 cup (160 g) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 g) sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp (30 g) melted butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 (250 ml) cup buttermilk (250 ml milk + 1 tbsp white vinegar)
1/4 tsp salt
Red gel food color
Cream Cheese Frosting
100 g cream cheese at room temp
1/2 cup (100 g) sifted icing sugar
In a bowl mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In a separate bowl mix buttermilk, vanilla essence, and red food color.
Now add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix till you stop seeing any dry bit with very light hands.
In between the mixing process add butter and combine softly into the batter.
Now on a nonstick pan add approx 1/3rd cup of batter and let it cook for 3-4 min. You will start seeing small-small bubbles and then flip. Let them for 2 more min on the other side.
Stack 3-4 pancakes and top with cream cheese frosting and some runny honey.
Cream Cheese Frosting
In a bowl add your cream cheese and icing sugar together. Mix lightly using a spatula. If you want runny consistency then you can add 2 tsp of milk for this consistency was perfect.