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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly

Red Velvet Pancakes

The Loveless Café, Nashville's famous down-home spot, is best known for biscuits, but we love its festive pancakes.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes 24 pancakes
  • Hands-on:35 Minutes
  • Total:50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring
  • Sweet Cream-Cheese Butter
  • Garnish: powdered sugar

Preparation

Sift together first 6 ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in another bowl. Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes. Serve with Sweet Cream-Cheese Butter.

Note: When using a griddle, heat it to 350°.

Tip: For tender pancakes, don't overmix the batter; it should be lumpy.

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