Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup-5If you love red velvet as much as I do, you’re going to love these red velvet pancakes. They are super fluffy and super moist. I love eating red velvet cakes, bars, cupcakes, you name it! more importantly, I just LOVE pancakes! so this is like the best of both worlds and came just in time for valentines day.

I decided to use what I call ‘cream cheese syrup’ instead of maple syrup because well, cream cheese frosting and red velvet are meant to be together and I hated to separate them during valentines day! the syrup was delicious and super easy to make.

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I used red velvet cake mix. At first, I tried making these pancakes with just 2 ingredients like my 2 Ingredient Chocolate Pancakes recipe but they kept burning and would not hold. I don’t know why, but I’m assuming that red-velvet cake mix is not the same as a chocolate cake mix. I adjusted the recipe by adding an egg and 1/2 cup of flour and it worked like a charm.

Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup-3I used two cups of cake mix, 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 1/4 cups of milk to make 8 medium size pancakes.Β Be sure to cook on a low-medium heat so they don’t over-burn, my range is a 1-10 and I had it on 5 the whole time.Β  If you don’t have red velvet cake mix on hand you can use ANY flavor of cake mix!

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Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

4.59 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Layla


  • Pancakes
  • 2 cups red velvet cake mix
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup milk or water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or oil for greasing the pan
  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ΒΌ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Pancakes
  • Heat skillet on medium heat while you prepare the batter.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the egg and milk until well combined. Add the red velvet flour and all-purpose flour at the same time. Beat by hand for 2-3 minutes until the batter is fluffy.
  • Brush the pan with oil or butter and pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet, spread out with a spoon if the batter is too thick. Cook until the small bubble (about 1 minute or less) begin to form of the pancake, flip and cook for no more then 1 minute. Make sure to leave the heat on medium/low so the pancakes don't burn. Keep a close eye on them while cooking.
  • Cook pancakes one by one until all are finished.

  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla for 1-2 minutes by hand. Drizzle over pancakes and enjoy!



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Kristi D

These Were very Fluffy! The marriage of flavors was delightful and the kids loved them. The addiTion of more flour was what was needed to add that densIty that took tHem from cake to pancakes. I think i could have tUrNed the heat down a little and in the end i did. Will definitely make again – maybe next time with butter cake mix! My daughter said she thought it tasted like funnel cake – they definitely smelled like they would!


I have made these pancakes for my daughter for her birthday for the past two years. This recipe is perfect. i did not add anything and they are amazing. A hit with the entire family!!! They are beautiful if you cook them over a low heat and take your time.


These were aweome and they came out perfectly. I made these for my husband for his Birthday and he loved them.


Yes these look amazing and cute in the picture, but DO NOT MAKE THEM!!! They wouldn’t flip, they didn’t taste that good, they looked nothing like in the picture, and they weren’t a pretty vibrant red (more of a pink and brown). Honestly they’re just not worth the trouble of making them. On the other hand, the cream cheese syrup was ok. It was too sweet though, and it’s very fattening. Overall this recipe is 1 out of 5.


    You made them wrong then. Mine came out perfect.


    you must have done something not right along the way. i even tweaked this (added a bit of van. extract, b. powder) came out looking like same above.


I don’t think they have to be enjoyed only on Valentines day. I made them for my mom and her friend when they came to visit me.


How many pancakes does this recipe make? You said it serves 4, but is that 1 pancake each? or more? I’m hoping to make these for a Valentine’s breakfast, but I want to make sure it’s enough! Thanks!

Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

What a great idea! And perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ

So cute and fluffy, these pancakes are perfect for a romantic breakfast!


Oh man!! I would LOVE to wake up to these any day of the week!! Seriously drooling over these!


    So glad you like em Jocelyn, Thank! πŸ˜€

Chris @ Shared Appetite

I want these right this second. I so LOVE red velvet anything. And that cream cheese glaze is perfect!


    Thank you! I can’t imagine red velvet without cream cheese!


Fabulously delicious idea! πŸ™‚ ela

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

sooooooooooooooo decadent!! these pancakes are the perfect Valentine’s breakfast!


    Yes, they are a perfect “easy” breakfast for Valentine’s day morning!!

simple green moms

oh no you didn’t! these sound sooooo good =) definitely making them for my weekly pancake adventure! YUM

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

These are utterly fantastic! I am absolutely going crazy for them. This is what I call breakfast!


    Thanks, Jocelyn! Do let me know if you make them! πŸ™‚

Megan - The Emotional Baker

These pancakes look absolutely amazing! I’d love to get my hands on some πŸ™‚


    I’m glad you like them! Thanks, Megan! πŸ™‚