RECIPE: Red velvet pancakes

Red velvet pancakes

Recipe by www.bottomlessbrunch.comDifficulty: EasyServes



Looking for a bold pancake dish to serve at brunch with your friends this Shrove Tuesday? There’s no crowd-pleaser quite like this red velvet recipe. Combining a rich chocolate flavour with an indulgent cream cheese frosting, dessert lovers will be a huge fan of these pancakes.


  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 230ml milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 25g butter, melted plus extra for frying

  • Red food colouring


    100g cream cheese

  • 4 tbsp maple syrup

  • 100g chocolate chips

  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  • In a large bowl, mix all of the pancake ingredients together except the food colouring. Whisk until a smooth texture is formed, then add a small amount of colouring and mix again, repeat this until the batter is a dark red. 

  • In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and maple syrup then set aside until needed. 

  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a small knob of butter and wait until melted. Then ladle 2 tbsp of the mixture into the pan and use the back of the spoon to shape it into 8-9cm discs. Cook for around 2-3 minutes on the first side, then flip over and cook for a further minute on the other.

  • To serve, stack the pancakes with a layer of cream cheese and chocolate chips between them, and top with a dollop of cream cheese and a dusting of icing sugar.  

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