Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle are wonderfully fluffy and moist and have just the right amount of chocolate flavor.

Stack of pancakes on a plate.


Red Velvet Pancakes make an absolutely, positively delicious breakfast for Christmas morning, Valentine’s Day or any day. These pancakes are extra decadent, studded with mini chocolate chips and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. There’s a whole lot of sugar going on here.

If you don’t feel like having them for breakfast, they definitely qualify for dessert.


Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe Tips:

You’ll want to make sure the heat under your griddle isn’t too hot. I find that they burn easily. Most likely because the batter has so much sugar in it. Cook them a little longer and slower than normal to ensure the inside sets up before the outside burns.

Red Velvet Pancakes with fresh strawberries and a cream cheese drizzle.

A few fresh strawberries go great with these pancakes.

The dry ingredients can be mixed together the night before to save time.


More Red Velvet Treats To Try:

Stack of pancakes on a plate.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Christmas, red velvet
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 543kcal
Red velvet pancakes with mini chocolate chips and a cream cheese drizzle make a deliciously sweet breakfast for Valentine's Day or any day.
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Maple syrup for serving

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until combined.
  • Fold chocolate chips into batter
  • Use 1/3 cup batter per pancake cooking on a griddle heated over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.
  • For Cream Cheese Glaze, beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth. Add in extra milk until glaze reaches desired consistency.
  • To serve, drizzle cream cheese glaze on top of pancakes and maple syrup, if desired. To make drizzling the glaze easy, place in a plastic bag and snip the corner.


Calories: 543kcal

Originally published January 30, 2014.

Recipe adapted from

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26 thoughts on “Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

  1. I would love a few of these gorgeous pancakes for dessert! They look heavenly! And it doesn’t help that red velvet is such a weakness of mine : ) Have a great weekend Christin!

  2. Oh, what a treat! Now this is a breakfast to wake up and rush to the table for! I think I’m getting a happy sugar rush from just looking at it…very nice!

  3. These pancakes look incredible Christin! They look so pretty with cream cheese drizzle 🙂 Love red velvet and these would make a wonderfully decadent breakfast for Valentine’s Day!

    1. You would love these red velvet pancakes Michael! The strawberries are just from Harris Teeter. They look better than they taste, but it won’t be long before we have those fresh South Carolina strawberries!

    1. Thank you Christina! 🙂 That means so much to me coming form you, especially since you are another Southern food blogger! You have such an awesome blog and I love your mason jar recipes 🙂

  4. My daughter is head over heels for the red velvet pancakes at our favorite brunch place – she’s going to be over the moon for your version! Yum! Great recipe!

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