Kirbie's Cravings

Red Velvet Pancakes

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Continuing with my red velvet baking mania, I recently tried making red velvet pancakes.

I really love red velvet pancakes. Whenever I see it on a breakfast menu, I feel compelled to order it.

photo of a sliced stack of pancakes

These came out light and fluffy. with just a slight trace of cocoa. I might increase the cocoa flavor a little bit next time, but these were still pretty good.
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I attempted making a cream cheese icing swirl right into the pancake. It looked great until I flipped it over and then I couldn’t get the side with the icing to cook properly.
Red Velvet Pancakes
So I scrapped that idea and just made them plain and them topped them with a cream cheese glaze. And then I had to add some of my mini heart sprinkles because I bought a whole container and I don’t know what else to do with them.
photo of Red Velvet Pancakes with cream cheese

Red Velvet Pancakes

Servings: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
These red velvet pancakes are a special breakfast treat!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tbsp fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp red food coloring (see note)

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until only very small lumps remain. 
  • Heat skillet or griddle and add a little oil to grease the pan. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto pan, flipping pancake over when it begins to bubble. Cook another 30 seconds or so until done and then remove from stove. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • To make the glaze, mix glaze ingredients in a mixing bowl or food processor until fluffy. Drizzle onto pancakes.


  • If you want a more pronounced cocoa flavor, add another tablespoon of cocoa powder.
  • If your batter doesn't look red you will need to add more coloring, but mine was pretty red with only 1 teaspoon.


Serving: 1pancake, Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 320mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, NET CARBS: 51g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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7 comments on “Red Velvet Pancakes”

  1. Hi, i love your blog. I have some questions about pancake. My country doesnt have a buttermilk and sour cream is just not our taste. Is it any other way to make a pancake that is not using those ingredients? And have u ever make a very soft but not shewy pancake? more like a melted in ur mouth texture. If yes, do u mind sharing the recipe? Thank you very much. 

    • I have not tried to make pancakes without buttermilk or sour cream as they are usually pretty standard for American pancakes and replacing with regular milk changes the texture. sorry i can’t be of more help

    • You can make your own buttermilk though- all it requires is one cup milk to be mixed with a tbspn of lemon juice and let it stand for 5 minutes

  2. Its not showing the recipe that was there yesterday?????

  3. I’m so excited that I found this! I’ll definitely be making these for my family on V-day!!

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