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Red Velvet Pancakes and Crysanthemums

Valentines Day 2016: Take the Camera Tuesdays

I’m not really a great cook. I mean – I can follow a recipe, which makes me able to cook but not great at it. And really, I’m sure everyone would agree that when following a recipe… the simpler, the better! Pancakes are by far some of the easiest things to cook and the cream cheese frosting with this recipe isn’t bad either!

Of course I took some Valentines Day themed pictures, andddd pictures to make you want to make these pancakes TODAY. 🙂

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Don’t these look good!?

Here’s the ingredients:

Cream Cheese Topping

4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups powdered sugar

Pancakes

2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
1 cup milk
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons red food color
2 eggs

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The pancakes are pretty standard – I halved the recipe to make 6 pancakes.

The topping is really good, a few tips:

  • Allow the butter and cream cheese to really soften or else the topping looks a little chunky.
  • Use a hand mixer to beat together the cream cheese, butter and milk until creamy then add in the powered sugar a little at a time (use a low setting for that part – I speak from experience).
  • This recipe makes quite a bit of topping – I did only make 6 pancakes but it was a ton of topping. I layered it between each pancake with a dollop on top and still had a lot left over.
  • If you’re interested – HERE is the original recipe 🙂

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day – if anyone tries the recipe out let me know if you liked it!

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