Red Velvet Pancakes

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INGREDIENTS

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups red velvet cake mix
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups milk

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 c. Butter, softened
  • 2 – 2.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk
  • splash of vanilla, if desired

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Pancakes:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients, except for 1 cup milk.
  2. Add remaining milk 1/4 cup at a time until you reach your desired “pancake consistency” (thinner batter/more milk for thinner pancakes, thicker batter/less milk for thicker pancakes).
  3. Pour pancake batter 1/4 cup at a time onto a preheated and buttered/oiled griddle/skillet/pan.
  4. When bubbles form on top, flip and cook for another minute or two on the other side.

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For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. With a mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar and milk, alternately: 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. milk at a time, until you reach your desired consistency and sweetness.

NOTES

Had leftover red velvet cake mix (due to only using a portion of a box of cake mix for red velvet rice krispies treats), so I decided to make some red velvet pancakes with the remaining cake mix. If I’m going to use cake mix, ideally I’d like to use up the entire box all at one time because I don’t know too many recipes that will allow me to use up the remaining amount (it’s usually inconveniently too little left for any other recipe).

These pancakes turned out perfectly gooey, but the red coloring makes it a little less obvious to know when they’re fully cooked through. They’re not as fluffy as I’d prefer, but they taste good! Went a little crazy with the cream cheese frosting though. The recipe makes far more than necessary, and I never want to save any filling or frosting because I don’t have any use for either. Thus, I squirted the frosting all over and practically ruined the presentation because there was just so much frosting and I didn’t want to waste any of it! (tasted great, but didn’t even end up eating all the frosting because it made me feel gross to eat so much sugar) Even added a few marshmallows on top because I also needed to get rid of those…..

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