Breakfast In Bed

It's time for breakfast in bed! On Valentine's Day, your mate deserves a little pampering. These sweet red velvet pancakes are made even better by the addition of a cream cheese glaze.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Looking for a romantic breakfast in bed? Look no further! These simple red velvet pancakes are sure to start your morning off right. Perfectly flavored, they are drizzled with a creamy vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. This recipe will be your new Valentine's Day treat!

Red velvet pancakes recipe

Adapted from Cooking Classy

Yields 2 dozen small pancakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons red food coloring (depends on color you would like to achieve)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl add all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add buttermilk, sugar, eggs, food coloring, vanilla extract and melted butter. Mix well.
  4. Once combined slowly stir in flour mixture. Once batter is combined cook on griddle until bubbles appear and flip.
  5. Drizzle with cream cheese glaze and enjoy!

Cream cheese glaze recipe

Yields about 1 cup glaze


  • 6 ounces cream cheese. room temperature
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)


  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer add cream cheese and butter. Mix until combined.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and thin out with milk. Add in vanilla paste and blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle over hot pancakes.

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Comments on "Red velvet pancakes with cream cheese glaze"

Brandy Clabaugh February 12, 2013 | 10:53 AM

Hillary: First, let me apologize for a typing error. The correct measurement is only 1 cup white whole wheat flour. I have made the change in the system. I'm glad the added egg and buttermilk fixed the dryness and the pancakes were still tasty. Thank you for letting us know!

Hillary February 10, 2013 | 7:20 AM

I just made these and while they taste great if you follow the above recipe to a T (as I initially did) the batter is thicker than brownie batter. I made one small pancake with the batter and realized it was dense and dry. So, added one more egg and at least a 1/2 cup more buttermilk. Next time I will withhold one cup of flour and only add it incrementally if needed.

Veronica February 08, 2013 | 5:40 PM

I sent this to my husband to make for me on Valentine's Day, haha.

Shelley February 07, 2013 | 4:59 PM

Great idea to top it with a cream cheese glaze instead of traditional syrup! Definitely makes the pancakes look more Valentine's Day appropriate!

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