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A Beautiful Breakfast of Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze and Strawberries |

The Best Red Velvet Pancakes

  • Author: Nikki Cervone
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (about 8 small pancakes) 1x


Love the flair of a beautiful red velvet cake? Get the same gorgeously hued dessert as pancakes for breakfast, complete with a cream cheese glaze.



For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 1 4-ounce package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled)


For the Cream Cheese Glaze:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream until the icing has a smooth consistency. Set aside while you prepare the pancakes.

For the Pancakes:

  1. Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt together in a large bowl until evenly blended.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, whole milk, vanilla extract, red food coloring, and vinegar.
  3. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Add the melted butter, and stir until the butter is completely incorporated. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-low heat. Drop the batter in large spoonfuls onto the griddle to form small circles. Cook until the bubbles form around the edges, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook until lightly browned on the other side, about another 2 minutes. Remove from the pan, and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  5. Drizzle with the cream cheese glaze and serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Pancakes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Breakfast

Keywords: red velvet, pancakes, strawberry, breakfast