Red Velvet Pancakes + a Pinterest Party! | 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

**Now for some news that includes YOU!

I’m  so excited to be hosting  a fun new series with a fabulous group of creative bloggers!  Starting this month, we are going to be hosting a monthly Year of Celebrations Pinterest Party with the goal of creating THE most comprehensive, inspiring Pinterest board on the block. Each and every month, we’ll be focusing on a different holiday or celebration, and we’re kicking everything off this month with a party focused entirely on the day of love: Valentine’s Day!

We want you to help us create the most AMAZING Holiday Pinterest Board 

Valentine Themed Pinterest Party January 26, 2014 9pm EST #yearofcelebrations

What: A Year of Clebrations – January: Valentine themed

WhenSunday, January 26, at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. Central/ 7 p.m. MST/ 6 p.m. PST 

Why: To showcase and share creative Valentines projects and recipes!

Who: Anyone who wants access to the best ideas, or those who want to spread the word about their own terrific creations!

Hosted by…

How you can participate:

  • Round up YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day projects and recipes. Anything goes: crafts, decor, classroom valentine ideas, sweet treats, and more! 
  • Follow the Year of Celebrations Pinterest board and the creative hosts listed above.
  • On January 26 at 8 PM Central, be sure to log on to Pinterest. As the party unfolds, each of the party hosts will be pinning fabulous Valentines projects and recipes to the Year of Celebrations BoardFollowers of the board will be the very first to see these amazing projects!
  • Comment on this post and leave a link to YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or recipe.
  • or Tweet YOUR favorite Valentine’s Day project and/or link using the hashtag #yearofcelebrations between 8-10 PM Central and see YOUR ideas pinned to the board !
  • On Sunday, January 26, tune in at the appointed time and watch as we build a board full of amazing ideas – including yours! 
  • Not a blogger? Tune in to watch, repin and comment the abundance of fabulous Valentine ideas shared throughout the event using #yearofcelebrations. 

One lucky party participant will walk away with $200 in DIY party products from American Crafts!

**We are so excited to PIN and SHARE all of your amazing projects!**


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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30 Responses to “Red Velvet Pancakes + a Pinterest Party! | 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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