Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

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"Red Velvet isn't just for dessert anymore. These decadent pancakes are delicious with mascarpone spread and some maple syrup."


35 m servings 520 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 147 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 439 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Prepare the mascarpone glaze by whisking together the mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup creme fraiche, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and lemon zest in a bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the pancake batter by whisking the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 3 tablespoon sugar, and cocoa powder together in a bowl; set aside. Beat the egg in a separate bowl with the buttermilk, 1/4 cup creme fraiche, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until moistened, then add the melted butter, and continue stirring until only small lumps of flour remain. If batter appears a little thick, add more buttermilk.
  3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Drizzle pancakes with the mascarpone glaze to serve.
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  1. 42 Ratings


Why do people change the receipe, substitute ingredients and then give the receipe a poor or downgraded rating. I am tired of, I changed this for that, could not find this so I substituted that....

I think these came out super. The only difference is that I make my own "creme fraiche."

make your own creme fraiche easily...add 2 tbsp plain full fat yogurt to 1 C whipping cream (35%) in a mason jar. Cover loosly with a kitchen towel and let sit in a warm place (oven with pilot...

Very mediocre for all the work involved & dirty dishes to clean up. None of the grocery stores around here carry creme fraiche so I sub'd sour cream for it. Used whole wheat flour instead of whi...

The topping is delicious and a great idea. With regard to anything red DO NOT need to add any red food coloring!! The combination of buttermilk with baking soda or baking powder W...

Served this as a breakfast special at our restaurant with rave reviews! I did add more cocoa powder for deeper chocolate flavor. The "cream" topping was a huge hit too, will make this for othe...

I'm sorry, I don't get the whole "red velvet" thing. Red food colouring adds no flavour - in fact it tastes absolutely disgusting. It does nothing but add unnecessary chemicals and a bitter tast...

I've made these twice now and they've been great. I followed the recipe to the last detail, except I subbed the creme fraiche for heavy cream, whipping it before adding it to either of the mixtu...

I made these yesterday for breakfast for myself, my boyfriend, and my mom. We all loved them! I substituted two tablespoons of sour cream for the creme fraiche and they came out great.