Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Topping
Make eyes pop at your next brunch with these luxurious dessert pancakes!
- Prep time: 10 min
- Makes: 6 (about 18 pancakes)
- Cook time: 20 min
3 pancakes with topping
- Calories 460
- Fat 27 g
- Saturated Fat 15 g
- Cholesterol 140 mg
- Carbohydrate 44 g
- Fibre 0 g
- Sugars 17 g
- Protein 10 g
- Sodium 490 mg
- Potassium* 240 mg
*Some ingredients used in the analysis do not provide potassium information, so the potassium mg per serving may be undervalued.
- 1 1/2 cup / 375 ml all purpose flour
- all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp / 30 ml each granulated sugar and cocoa powder
- each granulated sugar and cocoa powder
- 2 tsp / 10 ml baking powder
- baking powder
- 1/2 tsp / 2 ml baking soda
- baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 1/2 cup / 375 ml buttermilk
- 2 Island Gold Free Run Omega 3 shell eggs
- Island Gold Free Run Omega 3 shell eggs
- 2 tbsp / 30 ml melted butter (plus extra for cooking)
- melted butter (plus extra for cooking)
- 1 tsp / 15 ml red food colouring
- red food colouring
- 2 tsp / 10 ml vanilla extract
- vanilla extract
- 8 oz / 250 g softened cream cheese
- softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml maple syrup
- maple syrup
- 2 tbsp / 30 ml each melted butter and milk
- each melted butter and milk
- 1 tsp / 5 ml vanilla extract
- vanilla extract
- Stir flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Whisk buttermilk with eggs, butter, food colouring and vanilla until well combined. Whisk into flour mixture until just combined and no large lumps remain (do not overmix).
- Brush a griddle or two large nonstick skillets with melted butter and place over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup (60 mL) batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles cover the surface. Flip and cook for 1 minute or until golden and set. Repeat until remaining batter is used up.
- Topping: Meanwhile, beat cream cheese until very fluffy. With the motor running, gradually beat in syrup, melted butter, milk and vanilla until very smooth. Drizzle over pancakes to serve. (Or, chill until thickened and transfer to a piping bag to pipe onto stacks of pancakes.)
- Combine 1 tbsp (15 mL) each canola oil and melted butter to have ready brush over griddle or skillets between pancake batches.
- Keep the finished pancakes in a warm oven until ready to serve.
- Leftover topping can be used to top muffins or to fill crepes.
- Red food colouring is what makes the pancakes the traditional red velvet hue but you can omit if desired.