Breakfast Brunch Indulgence: Red Velvet Pancakes

April 19, 2015  |  

Not every morning calls for red velvet pancakes. It’s a treat, for sure, but who are you not to treat yourself once in a while. This recipe is from the good folks at PureWow and these racy red velvet pancakes will make you feel like a little bit of a rule breaker. They’re playful and rich–and just a tiny bit naughty. Skip the icing and top with whipped cream or fruit or just the traditional syrup. Another great idea? Top with vanilla ice cream and have these pancakes as a dessert. Yum!


Red Velvet Pancakes

2 cups red velvet cake mix

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 egg

1 cup whole milk

Nonstick spray, for cooking

Cream Cheese Icing

6 tablespoons whipped cream cheese

4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

4 tablespoons heavy cream

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Make the pancakes: In a large bowl, whisk the cake mix with the butter, egg and milk to combine. Work out any lumps with the whisk to make sure the batter is smooth.

2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over high heat. When the skillet is hot, spritz it with nonstick spray and reduce the heat to low (to prevent the pancakes from becoming too dark).

3. Working in batches, ladle the batter into the skillet and cook until bubbles begin to rise from the center of the pancakes, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove the pancakes to a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.

4. Make the icing: Using a whisk or hand mixer, combine the cream cheese with the sugar, cream and vanilla.

5. To serve, pile the pancakes onto plates and top generously with icing.

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