Red velvet pancakes recipe

(17 ratings)

These red velvet pancakes really are a special treat come Pancake Day. Plus they're so easy to make too.

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

These red velvet pancakes really are a special treat come Pancake Day. Plus they're so easy to make too.

Red velvet cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, we've got them all covered but how about red velvet pancakes? We took our traditional pancake recipe and the basic elements of the red velvet cake mixture and the result was this tasty batter treat. The rich red coloured pancakes not only look great (and rather romantic) but they also contain a delicious hint of chocolate too. Serve with a little whipped cream and strawberries to turn your pancakes into a elegant dessert.


  • Basic batter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Red food colouring 




  1. Measure out the basic pancake ingredients but replace 20g of the flour with cocoa powder. Mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Add a few drops of red food colouring at time until you get the desired colour. You may need to add a little more flour if the mixture is looking a bit runny.
  3. Make up the pancakes according to the recipe.

Top tips for making red velvet pancakes:

When you flip your pancake, avoid pressing down on it. If you do, your pancake will lose the air that helps make it nice and fluffy.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies