Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

- Photo: Iain Bagwell
Photo: Iain Bagwell

Who says you can't have cake for breakfast? Your family will love these cake-inspired Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet-Cream Cheese butter between each layer. They are the perfect to serve as a festive treat for Christmas or heart-shaped Valentine's Day breakfast.

Active time:
Total time: 50 minutes
Yields: Makes 24 pancakes


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

How to Make It

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.

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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