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red velvet pancake recipe

Red Velvet Pancake Recipe

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These homemade red velvet pancakes are fluffy, tender and delicious. Serve them with a cream cheese frosting and fresh berries for a festive and impressive breakfast.



For The Pancakes:

  • 2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose or plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) granulated sugar 
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups ( 470 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup ( 2 oz) butter, melted
  •  1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons red food coloring

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Combine together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth. There might be a few lumps but it's fine. The batter  must be thick in consistency. If the batter is too thick and doesn't pour off the cup smoothly- add a few tablespoons of buttermilk until you reach the desired consistency. Keep the batter aside.
  • Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over low-medium heat and spray with a cooking spray or wipe with a little butter. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the pan and spread into a round shape with the back of measuring cup.
  • Cook your pancakes for about 3-4 minutes each, or until bubbles appear on the surface, then carefully flip the pancake over. Give it another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve with cream cheese frosting, fresh berries, chocolate chips and powdered sugar.
  • Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form, using a hand mixer.
  • Combine the cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Top the pancakes. If the cream cheese frosting is thick for your liking, add a couple tablespoons of heavy cream ( 1 tablespoon at a time) and beat until you achieve the desired thickness.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Pancake recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 284kcal
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 228mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 40g

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