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Easy Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

  • 1 cup all- purpose flour

  • 3 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted, plus more to cook

  • Salt, to taste

  • 1 pack 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp red food coloring

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (for garnish)

  • Toasted almonds (for garnish)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar.

  2. Add- in the egg, buttermilk, butter, and food coloring then mix together until combined.

  3. In a pan, melt the butter medium-low heat.

  4. Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the center and swirl pan to form a circle.

  5. Cook for 30 seconds then top with chocolate chips, if using.

  6. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 30 seconds more.

  7. Flip and cook for 1 minute. Set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Whisk cream cheese in a bowl.

  2. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.

  3. Top pancakes with cream cheese frosting.

  4. Sprinkle with almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

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