The team at food box company Gousto have come up with this crowd-pleasing recipe that's sure to go down a storm on Pancake Tuesday.

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"This red velvet pancake recipe is easier than you might think to make and a real crowd-pleaser – especially for more romantic breakfasts or desserts... Leave the lemon and sugar in the cupboard."

Ingredients

  • • For the pancakes:
  • 300ml buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 70ml cup sour cream
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g granulated or caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • • For the cream cheese icing:
  • 100g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • Maple syrup, for serving (optional)

Method

Red Velvet Pancakes

1. Melt your butter in a pan over a low heat and leave to cool.

2. Whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream and icing sugar until smooth, then drizzle in milk as needed until you have a liquid consistency for drizzling – this is your sauce.

3. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in another mixing bowl

4. Beat the eggs and granulated sugar in another mixing bowl until pale yellow, then beat in the buttermilk, melted butter, food colouring, vanilla and vinegar.

5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and gently fold until just mixed. Tip: avoid over-mixing which would lead to a less fluffy texture in your finished pancakes!

6. Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and pour on ladles of batter, spaced evenly apart

7. Cook for 3 min or until bubbles on the surface pop slowly and edges begin to firm

8. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 min or until the bottoms are set and the pancakes are cooked through

9. Repeat with the remaining batter

10. Drizzle with the cream cheese icing and syrup and enjoy

Red velvet pancakes

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About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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About The Author

Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.