Outside the Box: Red Velvet Cake Pancake Recipe

Normally, I would have never thought to take cake batter to the next level– but, after a very interesting conversation with a lady at church, the idea was sparked in my inner creative thoughts. In fact, I carried that idea with me for weeks. It was always in the back of my mind. Could I really do it? Would the results end in a disaster?

Not quite.

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And so, the idea for dessert flapjacks was born.

Now mind you, I thought this cake batter would behave itself just like it’s long lost cousin- regular pancake batter. (It’s just plain ol’ cake batter, straight from the box!) But, it was up for a fight. Persnickety Red Velvet! Well, she threw a fit as soon as she hit the hot pan. I had to work with her a bit to show her who’s boss. After a few harsh words, a little elbow grease, and a warning threat to be tossed in the trash can, Red Velvet behaved herself. I knew she had it in her.

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The secret to my success… a quick spread with the back of a spoon. Red Velvet does not like to be too thick. Once I figured that out, flapcakes were a breeze!

velvet cake

Now, why Red Velvet– you may ask? To me, Red Velvet is the most decadent cake, exactly what Marie Antoinette would have eaten if she were sitting at my table. And, I’m kind of a Southern girl at heart. Red Velvet makes me want to slip into my ornate gown fashioned from green taffeta drapes and begin quoting Scarlet O’Hara.

So, now that we’ve got our fabulous 4 tiers of hot dessert cakes, what do we do with them? Toppings! Don’t forget the toppings! None of that drab maple syrup or boring butter for these hot fancies. Bring out the chocolate syrup! Bring out the fluffy whipped cream… and don’t forget the sprinkles! Everything is better with sprinkles.

red velvet cake

And, if you’re a little bit crazy like me– you can whip up a small decorative flag out of toothpicks and a pennies worth of paper. But, that bit of insanity is totally optional. I’m throwing that out there just in case you are not afraid to take your pancakes to the next level!

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Now, let me just get my frying pan and a wooden spoon and whoop a holler out the back door!

“Flapjacks are on! Cooooooome and get it!”

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About Emily Louise

Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.


  1. Belinda L says:

    Yum! There is a food truck here that makes these with chocolate chips and a really light n fluffy mascarpone cream topping. I tried to make them on my own from scratch. Fail! Didn’t even think of using boxed. Doh! Definitely gonna try this weekend but adding mini chocolate chips instead of chocolate syrup.

  2. what a wonderful idea for a special occassion and it has to taste fantastic – it’s chocolate afterall. They look beautiful too. Thanks for the idea
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  3. these look EVER SO DELISH! Thank you for sharing!!!
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  4. Very creative! I never would have thought to make red velvet pancakes!! Looks like your little guy is one lucky kiddo! Positive vibes….

  5. This look delicious! And peanut free!! I will definitely try making these!! :)
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  6. Ok. I am game The part about Red Velvet needing to be showen who was boss concerns me deeply–but I have never been one who says it couldn’t be done before I give it a try….

    Please pardon my Easter Peep brain if you already answered this question but I am guessing, you use the grocery store red velvet cake in a box recipe and instead of making a cake-I am making pancakes?

    I wonder if church attendance would go up if people knew they could pick up a good recipe and praise God all at the same time. Multi-tasking at its finest. (not in that order of-course) Ok Bye.

    Easter Monday breakfast here I come.

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  7. whoa….those look so rich! I can’t decide if they look good or sinful!

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  8. Looks wonderful, and very much worth a second thought. I think I may play with the idea and see what I can whip up.
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  9. This looks amazing…thanks for sharing, I would’ve never thought about making this delicious dessert into a morning meal! Red velvet pancakes…next on my list!
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  10. O.M.G.!!!! I make Red Velvet cakes during the holidays and for a January Birthday but never, NEVER, EVER thought about PANCAKES!!!! Freakin GENIUS!!! Looks like a GREAT Easter breakfast is on the horizon!

  11. WOW, that is all I have to say.
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  12. I love this idea! I’m going to try it at home soon. So creative!
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  13. OMG I am doing a 30-day cleansethis blog got my mouth watering.I feel hungry just looking at the pictures. I love red velvet cake, cupcakes, anything red velvet.
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  14. Shut your mouth! What an incredible idea! We live in a college town and have an end of the semester pancake night for students we know. Do you think these might be on the menu this time? Oh yeah! Great idea!
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  15. After having just eaten half a croissant loaf and several robin eggs (candy ..!) for breakfast .. I’m not feeling the anticipation. Maybe after a nap, and brainwashing the memory of those eggs into oblivion, I can start to look at these with the lust they so require.
    BRB after I recover! ;)
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  16. Can you say yum! Definately going to try this idea!
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  17. Oh, man, looks just a little too good…gonna try it someday when I need a real choco fix!!

  18. Awesome- trying this tonight!!!!
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  19. Wow. I am DROOOOOOOLING. LOVE red velvet… YUM YUM YUM. I must make these.
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  20. Oooh delicious!
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  21. Those look delicious. When I make them, I’m going to use a thinned-down cream cheese frosting on top instead of chocolate topping. Now my mind is spinning about what kind of cake batters I can make into flapjacks. Yumm!
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  22. wow!!!!
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  23. I’m totally making these for my boyfriends family this weekend – thanks for sharing. I’m so excited to try these on my new griddle!

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  24. HOLY YUMS! I need some of those STAT!

  25. I love red velvet anything & those look yummy! I’ll have to give it a try.
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  26. Oh. My. Word.

    Please tell me you deliver. Please.
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  27. oh that looks so good :D I WANT SOME!!
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  28. Oh my goodness. Thankfully, I don’t have that big of a sweet tooth. If I did, that would surely satisfy it.
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  29. Very creative…I love to play with breakfast:)
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  30. Oh yum!
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  31. WOW. I’m drooling right now.
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