Red Velvet Pancakes | I’m Lovin’ It


Are you a hopeless romantic who loves flowers and candy on Valentines Day, or do you look for a way to escape the mushy love stuff?  Either way, I think you’ll agree adding a little extra love to pancakes never hurt anyone…..and Red Velvet Heart Shaped Pancakes will add little extra touch of love to start your, or your loved one’s day off right.

Red Velvet Heart Pancakes recipe at

I originally shared this Red Velvet Pancake recipe over at Recipe Girl a few years ago, and thought I’d share them here today along with introducing you to a new Holiday Pinterest Board that I can’t wait for you to be a part of! 

Red Velvet Heart Pancakes recipe at


I have to be honest here, these are more like eating dessert than breakfast if you top them with the cream cheese topping, but hey, it’s Valentines Day right?  I declare it “sweets all day long” day!  But if you prefer, the red velvet flavor is just as delicious with a pat of butter and maple syrup drizzled over them.

Red Velvet Heart Pancakes recipe at


The delicious, fluffy, red velvet cake aroma filled the entire kitchen, from the moment they hit the skillet!  And yes….. they taste exactly like red velvet cake, especially when the creamy frosting melted into the warm pancakes!

My family loves anything red velvet, and I can’t help but give my family what they want! HA!  uh, and any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast!  Maybe you’d like to do the same for your family?  find the recipe below



Red Velvet Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 16 small pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes


  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ cup buttermilk (or make your own buttermilk )
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar


  1. Pre-heat skillet or griddle over medium heat or 320°
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine until all lumps are gone.
  3. In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk mixture. Stir until mostly combined. Add in the melted butter and fold gently to mix.
  4. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Serve with sweet cream cheese topping


*if you wish to make heart pancakes, use a heart shaped pancake mold or metal cookie cutter. Be sure to grease inside of mold and fill 1/2 way with pancake batter. Remove mold when ready to flip.

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For an easy morning:  Mix dry ingredients and  make topping the night before.  Cover and place pancake mix on counter, and topping in refrigerator.  Next morning, remove topping so it can become room temperature, and just add wet ingredients to pancake mix, cook and serve.

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33 Responses to “Red Velvet Pancakes | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Beth @ Hungry Happenings posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:33 pm (#)

    Here’s a link to my most popular Valentine’s Day project, Conversation Heart Cheesecakes.

    Have fun with your Pinterest Party!

  2. Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm (#)

    Those Red Velvet pancakes look delicious, Cheryl. Thanks so much for hosting.

  3. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for the party!
    Thank you for the heads up on the Pinterst party, Cheryl!

  4. dawn@joyfulscribblings posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:10 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting! My daughter loves red velvet cake :)

  5. Chelsea posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm (#)

    So much to love here! Red velvet pancakes – yum! Pinterest party – fun!!! Thanks for hosting, Cheryl!

  6. Kat Ryan posted on January 23, 2014 at 11:54 pm (#)

    Thank you for hosting such a great party!! Can’t wait to check everything out

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:50 am (#)

    Cake for breakfast? Yup, I am in! Especially adorable heart shaped pancakes like this! Yum!

  8. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:23 am (#)

    Such a cute idea Cheryl!!

  9. Gina posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:40 am (#)

    I think I can get on board with all day sweets. If that’s the case can we do Valentines Day more often?? :) I’ll take any excuse I can get

    Have a great weekend Cheryl!!!

  10. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom posted on January 24, 2014 at 9:21 am (#)

    Thanks Cheryl! Should be fun!

  11. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:28 am (#)

    Such a wonderful recipe! It looks delicious!
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Coco in the Kitchen posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:33 am (#)

    What a pretty breakfast idea! xo

  13. Brooke posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:48 am (#)

    Your pancakes look amazing! I love fun, festive foods for any holiday. Thanks so much for sharing, and for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Mique posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#)

    These look so good Cheryl! Such a great rich red color. I’m excited to be partying with you! xo

  15. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on January 26, 2014 at 8:09 am (#)

    What a fantastic Valentines day breakfast!

  16. Emily posted on January 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm (#)

    Looking forward to the Pinterest Party. Here’s my link:

  17. Sarah @ Bombshell Bling posted on January 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm (#)

    MMMMM…..I LOVE red velvet cake, so I can’t wait to try this!!

    I would love this post pinned to the party! Thank you!!

  18. Kim Vij @ The Educators' Spin On It posted on January 26, 2014 at 9:14 pm (#)

    I’m loving all the ideas that are being sharing for the Valentine’s Day Pinterest party! Will look forward to repinning so many ideas this week onto our boards too. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share!

  19. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on January 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm (#)

    So cute, and dessert for breakfast sounds alright to me!

  20. Amanda posted on January 27, 2014 at 7:17 am (#)

    Wow those are beautiful Cheryl!

  21. Jacqui Odell posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:57 am (#)

    These look so yummy and easy to make! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday!


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