Red Velvet Pancakes w/ Cream Cheese Glaze
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Fluffy red velvet pancakes with cream cheese glaze makes one beautifully impressive breakfast or brunch! So easy to make!
Serves: 2
  • 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
  1. Pancakes
  2. ) In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, & cocoa powder.
  3. ) Add in egg, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract, & red food coloring
  4. *note* In the video I added in the red food coloring last, but after making these again, I think it’s easier to add the coloring in before stirring everything up.
  5. ) Stir it up gently until combined. The batter should still have a few lumps in it. You don’t want to stir it until it’s completely smooth.
  6. ) Let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes, while you make the glaze.
  7. Glaze
  8. ) In a medium size bowl, add all of the cream cheese glaze ingredients and blend until smooth and silky. Set aside.
  9. ) Preheat griddle and grease with butter.
  10. ) When hot, add pancakes. I used ¼ cup per pancake.
  11. ) Flip with the first few bubbles start to break on the surface of the pancake.
  12. ) When the other side is soft and pillowy to the touch, it’s done!
  13. ) Stack on a plate.
  14. Assemble
  15. ) Stack one pancake on a plate and spread on a layer of cream cheese glaze.
  16. ) Repeat with another pancake.
  17. ) Stack the third pancake and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  18. ) Pipe on the cream cheese glaze. Serve.
TIPS Do not overmix the batter. Batter should be slightly lumpy. You do not need syrup with this recipe. The cream cheese glaze is enough. Do not skip the cream cheese glaze, it's the highlight of this recipe. Without it, it just taste like unsweetened buttermilk pancakes with a hint of chocolate. You can change up the food coloring to get different color pancakes. (A stack of rainbow pancakes anyone?)
Recipe by Divas Can Cook at