These Racy Red Velvet Pancakes are the Star of Your Morning

Oh my goodness, as soon as I heard there is such a thing as pancakes and red velvet cake combined, I knew I had to make it!


However, I seriously doubt I can pull this off as a healthy breakfast so I’ll just admit it is a dessert – and eat it in the morning, anyway!



  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk (may need a few drop more)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar, garnish



In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, & cocoa powder. Add in egg, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, & red food coloring

Stir it up gently until combined. The batter should still have a few lumps in it.

Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes, while you make the glaze.

In a medium size bowl, add all the glaze ingredients and blend until smooth and silky. Set aside.

Preheat griddle and grease with butter. When hot, add pancakes. Approximately ¼ cup per pancake.

Flip when the first few bubbles start to break on the surface of the pancake. When the other side is soft and pillowy to the touch, it’s done!

Stack one pancake on a plate and spread on a layer of cream cheese glaze. Repeat with another pancake. Stack as many as you think you can eat and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Pipe on the cream cheese glaze.




Quick Tip: Use different food colorings for a rainbow of pancakes!

Thanks to Divas Can Cook for this beautifully appealing and tasty breakfast!

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