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Red Velvet Pancakes

Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Holly


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine buttermilk, sugar, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla and melted butter. Whisk to combine. Slowly add this liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Whisk until just combined.
  • Heat a griddle or large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Spray with non-stick spray or butter griddle. Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto the center of hot griddle. Cook until bubbles start to appear then flip carefully onto the other side. Cook until pancake is cooked through. About a minute or so. Repeat with batter for all pancakes.
  • Serve pancakes warm with cream cheese glaze and enjoy every bite!
  • Add softened cream cheese and butter to a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric hand-mixer beat together until combined. Slowly beat in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until it is all mixed together and creamy. Serve over pancakes.


Yields: 8 servings (about 16 pancakes total)
*You can easily double the cream cheese glaze if you want extra.