red velvet cake mix pancakes stacked on a white plate with powdered sugar on top

Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes

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Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! I love these red velvet cake mix pancakes. Not only do they look awesome, but they taste amazing as well. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. Or whenever you feel like it.

I don’t feel guilty at all eating these amazing pancakes. They are light and fluffy and so easy to make. Time to impress your friends, kids, special someone with these incredible red velvet cake mix pancakes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools

A bunch of ingredients on a wooden table including red velvet cake mix, oil, flour, eggs and milk

First in order to make these red velvet cake mix pancakes you need the following ingredients and tools:

  • Red Velvet Cake Mix – The brand really doesn’t matter. I usually just get the Duncan Hines brand, it costs like $1.25 at my supermarket.
  • Eggs – The eggs will act like a binder as well as give a bit of leavening and moisture to the pancakes.
  • Oil – Vegetable, canola, etc. will work fine with these.
  • Flour – The flour is added to increase the amount of flour that was already in the cake mix.
  • Milk – I like to use whole milk but any milk will work. Water and Almond milk can also be used if desired.


Step 2: How to make red velvet cake mix pancakes

In a large bowl add the eggs and whisk them well. Then add in the oil and most of the milk. Leave about 1/2 cup of the milk leftover.

Step 3: Flour and cake mix time

red velvet cake mix being poured into the bowl of pancake batter.

Now add in the flour and whisk that into the batter. Next, add in all of the red velvet cake mix and whisk that in until the batter is smooth.

Finished red velvet cake mix batter in a large bowl

You may or may not want to add the additional milk to thin out the batter. I usually wind up using the full 2 1/2 cups of milk. If you want thicker pancakes only use about 2 cups of the milk. The pancake batter is ready to go.

Step 4: Cook those yummy red velvet cake mix pancakes

red velvet cake mix pancake on a gray skillet

Lightly spray your skillet or griddle with kitchen spray. Turn the heat on in between medium-low and medium so right around 325 F. If the temp is too hot it will burn the pancakes. Pour some pancake batter onto the skillet, using a measuring cup or ladle will help you make the same size pancakes each time.

Allow the first side to cook for around 2 and a half to 3 minutes. The pancake will look dry or dull and the bubbles that have formed will pop and dissipate back into the batter. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side, which usually takes half of the time. Once done put them on a plate.

The pancakes will turn out nice and soft and fluffy. They are much lighter than traditional pancakes. A perfect blend between a cake and a pancake.


If you turn your pancake over too soon, the edges will splatter out on you. If this happens don’t worry just finish cooking the pancake. It just won’t look as pretty but it will still taste the same. It may take you one or two pancakes before you get the time down.

Step 5: Toppings for the red velvet pancakes

You can top these red velvet cake mix pancakes off however you like. Some ideas are whipped cream and berries, powdered sugar, etc. I don’t normally use maple syrup with these, but you can try that too if you like. Enjoy!!

How long to cake mix pancakes last?

You can store these pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Or you can freeze them as well.

red velvet cake mix pancakes stacked on a white plate with powdered sugar on top
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5 from 14 votes

Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes

Do you like cake for breakfast? I sure do! These red velvet cake mix pancakes are the perfect treat for breakfast, whether it is for Valentine's Day or any occasion. They are incredibly light and fluffy and oh so delicious. Not to mention they are super easy to make.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: airy, fluffy, light, sweet
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Whisk
  • skillet or griddle
  • Bowl
  • Spatula


  • 1 red velvet cake mix box 432g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of oil vegetable, canola, olive, etc. (60mL)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plain flour (60g)
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups of milk water, or almond milk (500 to 625mL)


  • Spray a skillet or griddle with kitchen spray and turn the heat in between medium-low and medium (325 F/162 C).
  • In a large bowl whisk the eggs and add in the oil and most of the milk. Mix those ingredients together.
  • Add in the flour and red velvet cake mix. Whisk to combine and then add in the rest of the milk as needed to get your desired consistency. I usually add it all.
  • Drop the pancake batter on the hot skillet. Allow it to cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side until it gets dry and dull-looking and the bubbles form and dissipate. Flip it over and cook it for half the time about another minute and a half long. Place on a plate when done.
  • Top with your favorite toppings like whipped cream, berries, powdered sugar, etc. I don't recommend maple syrup on these, but you can certainly do that too if you like. Enjoy!


How to Make Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes


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Calories: 494kcal

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  1. katrina Kroeplin

    oh this looks amazing. i will def have to try this out.

  2. 5 stars
    My nephews love the Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes! It’s their staple breakfast! Hope to cook it soon!

  3. That looks so amazing! I will have to try this with my family. I can’t wait to try it! I bet it’s going to be delicious.

  4. Mudpiefridays

    This looks really delcious. Will make this during the weekend and see how the kids enjoy it

  5. Lavern Moore

    What a decadent dish. I would love to try it!

  6. 5 stars
    You have given me a reason to get up in the morning! What a great idea for pancakes. I need to get this boxed mix and make these. YUM.

  7. i love red velvet cake but pancakes? wow. those look so sweet and rich i could hardly imagine it as a breakfast food. maybe pancakes for dessert like the french serve waffles at night?

  8. Melanie williams

    Ooo now this is my other halfs and also my mums fav cake…I may well have to give this a go for sure x

  9. Daniel Sierra

    5 stars
    I love pancakes and these look like a great option for breakfast! I am gonna try it to surprise my family with something different. I bet my kids will love it because they are red haha

  10. Steven Morrissette

    5 stars
    This is so cool I am always looking for awesome ideas like this for my kids they love colorful food. Thanks for sharing.

  11. 5 stars
    These look so yummy and fun! My boys and I often eat breakfast for dinner. This may be on the list for this week!

  12. 5 stars
    Cakes/pancakes = amazing! I would have never of thought this was a thing, but I’m absolutely intrigued enough to try this.

  13. wow i have never heard of red velvet pancakes before. will try these with cream cheese!!!!

  14. 5 stars
    Wow, this is a great idea to take on camp. Really easy to make and always yummy and well-received!

  15. I WOULD MESSSS THESE UP! Ha Ha! They look amazing!

  16. 5 stars
    Those look absolutely amazing! I love the idea of having breakfast for dessert. I want to top them with whipped cream and just stuff my face.

  17. 5 stars
    Holy moly! Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? I think it’s both, and I LOVE it!

  18. 5 stars
    Such a creative way to make pancakes! My kids are going to love them!

  19. 5 stars
    OMG these were hands down the BEST pancakes i’ve ever had!!! I will be making these again for sure!

  20. wilhelmina

    5 stars
    These pancakes are such a treat! So easy and delicious!

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