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Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

I want to dedicate this recipe to my darling Luvvie. She is doing so well in life as a whole and she recently learned she’ll get to be on the red carpet at the Academy Awards! So to celebrate your “red carpet” moment, here’s a red velvet pancake recipe for you, Luvvie. I know how much you adore all things red velvet, so try this out — it’s super easy and all for you <3

Luvvie is one of those people that you want to be around and do great things for. Her heart is so big and full of love, but don’t get it twisted…she’s adorably ratchet too LMAO! I love her so much, and I can’t wait to support her in her future endeavors. Her website “Awesomely Luvvie” isn’t for the faint of heart, she’s hilarious and raw — but so very real. I don’t mind gushing over her as much as I am right now. I love where she’s going from here and she absolutely deserves all of it. This is for you, Luvvie…I love and appreciate you, and I’m so very proud of you!

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

So anyway, bruh…red velvet pancakes…yea I had to do it. The pancakes themselves are very fluffy, moist but not too rich and not too sweet. They have a mild chocolate undertone, and the maple cream cheese glaze really helps set it off. If you want the pancakes to be sweeter, you could add another tablespoon or two of sugar, but if you plan on drenching them with a sweet cream cheese glaze, you may wanna chill on adding sugar to the batter — totally up to you. You don’t have to make the glaze, but if you have extra time and an extra bowl, I don’t see why not 😉

*Please be careful with the red food coloring. It WILL stain whatever it lands on, including you!

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
Maple cream cheese glaze is all done

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
I put the glaze in a small ziploc bag to pipe onto the pancakes, by cutting a tiny hole in the corner

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
all of your dry ingredients

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
In a separate bowl (or mixer), blend all of the wet ingredients until smooth

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
like so…

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
Then slowly add the dry stuff into the wet, and try not to over mix — but be sure to get all of the large lumps out

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
Use a rubber spatula to incorporate the mix by hand so you don’t overwork the batter and create too much gluten

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze
I used an electric griddle and set it between highest 2 heat settings, and I also cooked these on top of a little butter..because that’s how I roll..

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Yeah, they’re pretty serious. I love them.

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings


adapted from Food Republic


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

For the glaze:

Optional garnishes:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Toasted pecans


To make the glaze:

  1. Mix the cream cheese and maple syrup together until smooth, then add the confectioners sugar. Continue to mix until smooth. Add the heavy cream (or milk) and mix until smooth and creamy. You may need to add more or less of each ingredient to reach your desired consistency and sweetness.

For the pancakes:

  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  2. In another large bowl, beat egg with buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, adding melted butter in gradually as well, until all lumps are out.
  4. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat, then drop in batter 1/4 cup at a time to form pancakes.
  5. Flip when bottoms are set and bubbles are forming on top and cook until firm and fluffy all the way through.
  6. Drizzle your maple cream cheese glaze on top with a little butter, and garnishes if you decide to use them, and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
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  2. Steffen and Ricky says:

    Just made these with my wife for our sons birthday, and we are going crraaazzaayy! Thx so much.

  3. Marsha says:

    is it possible to use the same ingredients to make red velvet waffles? I have yet to find a good red velvet waffle recipe.

  4. Shayla says:

    Can I use low fat buttermilk instead?

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  6. Miss J says:

    Hmmm…as I sit here demolishing these pancakes, I have to say thank you for this recipe, I will definitely be making these again…in the distant future (my thighs will thank me for that lol). My mom was watching me while I cooked them, and I asked her if she wanted any and she said no. Well, when I finished making them, I turned around and apparently she had a taste of them because it was all gone…guess she liked them lol. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go finish my plate :0) Thanks again for the recipe!!

  7. nikiya says:

    this looks sooooo gooood!

  8. Nika says:

    My..My,, I was looking for something to do in the kitchen with my daughter, and I came across this site, found this receipe and was in love at first site. I will say, she and I got into like 10 fight in the kitchen trying out this receipe but it was worth it in the end. They are soo good, love your site.

  9. jolie says:

    The photos look amazing and I’m excited to try these lovely looking pancakes. Yum!

  10. Dress and Dish: Lana says:

    This is basically an insane cupcake disguised as a breakfast food! LOVE IT!!!! YUM.

  11. Steph says:


    Thank you for luvin’ Luvvie.

    I’m don’t cook, bake or do anything like this in the kitchen, but you just made me want to try this recipe.

    Thank you for a great idea for Christmas morning.

  12. Brittany says:

    I just made these pancakes… SO GOOOOOD! These are absolutely delicious.

  13. StevieNics says:

    SWEET LORD IN HEAVEN!!!! I think I’ve made a mess looking at these cakes. Got to do this soon as I get home!!

  14. Iyse says:

    Miss lady. You really have to understand the secret mental coaxing I’m gonna have to give myself in order to try this recipe. I’m ascurred cos I may not want another pancake, like ever in life. I recently came up with my own recipes for pb&j and also banana nut pancakes and my mind was blown. And after trying your red velvet cupcake recipe, I just……I’m gonna shed frickin tears yo.

    • admin says:

      LOL aww! i promise you these are delicious but you’ll definitely appreciate all the many many wonderful kinds of pancakes. thats the beauty of it, they’re so versatile. i adore butter pecan pancakes myself, those will always be my favorites.

  15. Luvvie says:

    AS YOU MAKE ME UGLY CRY!!!! That intro just… *weeps* I LOVE YOU RESHA!

    And these pancakes??? Listen… I will have your children.

  16. SweetestToftheM says:

    Dear Jesus!!! These look orgasmic!!! I am going to the grocery store today so I can make these ASAP! thanks so much for sharing.