Saturday, August 1, 2015

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

One morning for breakfast, we went to this amazing place called "Rise and Shine Cafe" in Southern Highlands.  Hands down the most amazing breakfast place I've ever been to.  Their eggs benedict and hash browns makes my taste buds dance like a couple of tweens listening to One Direction music.  This time when I went, I got the red velvet pancakes.  My goodness... Sweet mercy... Best pancakes ever.  I wish I could have eaten every last bite.  They were amazing!  Well, thank goodness for Pinterest!  I found this recipe for red velvet pancakes, and they were pretty darn close!  My family thought they were incredible and request them all the time.  They do take come effort, but they are well worth it!

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

yield: 16 pancakes

2 c flour
3 T cocoa powder
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 c milk
2 T white vinegar
1/2 c sugar
2 lg eggs
1 1/2 T red food coloring
2 t vanilla
1/3 c salted butter, melted

mini chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Glaze:
3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 T butter, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1/4 c milk, more if desired
1/2 t vanilla

Preheat a griddle over medium heat or an electric griddle to 350 degrees.

Make the cream cheese glaze:
In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.  Add in the powdered sugar and mix well.  Add the milk, a little bit at a time until your desired consistency is reached.  Add in the vanilla.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Measure the milk in a liquid measuring cup and add the vinegar.  Let this mixture set for a few minutes.  Pour this into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla, and melted butter.  Mix well.  While still whisking, add in the flour mixture.

Pour about 1/4 c of batter onto the hot griddle.  Use a spoon to spread the pancakes out so they aren't thicker in the middle.

Optional: Sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips.  Not too many- just enough to get a bit of chocolate flavor in without it being too sweet.

Once the top has some bubbles popping on the surface, flip the pancake and cook the other side for about 1 minute.  

Place two pancakes on a plate.  Put a small pile of chocolate chips in the center like in the photo above.  Drizzle with the cream cheese glaze.

Enter extreme salivation.

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