Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t feature a red velvet recipe this season. And with Lent celebrations kicking off, Pancakes had to feature on my blog today. So, I got to share with you how I make Red velvet pancakes.

Pancakes are basically associated with Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Lent because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. A tad late but it is always a good time to eat pancakes. 🙂 It is also one of my favourite breakfast foods.

These red velvet pancakes are fluffy, delicious, beautiful and chocolatey. Enjoy this with a cream cheese glaze, fresh fruits and berries or just plain powdered sugar. They are great as is.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Here is how I make Red Velvet Pancakes:


2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups of milk

2 tbsp white vinegar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tbsp red food colouring

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup melted butter/oil

Fresh berries, for garnish (optional)

Cream Cheese Glaze

250g cream cheese, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla essence or extract



  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Measure out milk into another large mixing bowl and whisk in vinegar, allow the mixture to rest for 2 minutes. You can substitute with buttermilk instead if you do not have vinegar.
  3. Add sugar, eggs, red food colouring, vanilla and melted butter to the milk mixture. Whisk the mixture until well combined.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients little at a time and mix just until combined.
  5. Heat a griddle and grease it lightly. Pour in about a 1/4 cup batter at a time onto hot griddle
  6. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the top surface of the pancakes then flip and cook opposite side until pancake is cooked through. Takes about a minute or less.
  7. For the cream cheese glaze: In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium speed, blend together cream cheese, sugar, milk and vanilla until well combine and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  8. Serve the pancakes warm with cream cheese glaze and garnish with fresh berries if desired. Else you can enjoy these with powdered sugar too.
  9. Enjoy!

For more pancake recipes: 

Japanese Pancakes

Dutch Baby Pancakes

For More Red Velvet Recipes: 

Red Velvet Cake

Eggless Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Love Frappuccino

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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