Introduction: Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes

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In this Instructable, I will show you how to make Red Velvet Cake Mix pancakes. This recipe for red velvet pancakes is so easy to make using a cake mix. It is great for a last-minute Valentine's Day Breakfast or any other special occasion, or whenever you want. They look fancy and are light and fluffy and taste delicious. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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  • 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)


Makes 10 to 12 large pancakes or 18 to 20 4-inch pancakes

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Step 2: Eggs, Oil, and Milk

Begin by adding the eggs to a large bowl and whisking them. Then add the oil and about 3/4 of the milk. Whisk those ingredients together.

Step 3: Flour and Cake Mix

Next, add in all the flour and whisk that into the batter. Follow that with the red velvet cake mix. Whisk until smooth. Add more milk as needed to thin out the batter. I usually wind up using the full 2 1/2 cups of milk.

Step 4: Cook Those Pancakes

Lightly spray a skillet or griddle with kitchen spray and set the heat on your stovetop in between medium-low and Medium. On a griddle right around 325 F (162 C). Now pour some pancake batter onto the skillet or griddle. Griddles are nice because you can do several pancakes at once and you don't have a large lip on the pan to compete with when flipping. I usually use a 2/3 cup measuring cup so I get roughly the same amount each time. Cook the pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes on this first side, until they get dull-looking and dry and the bubbles will show up and then pop and dissipate a little bit. Then flip it over and cook the other side for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. The second side always cooks quicker. Once done, put the pancake on a plate and continue with the rest of them.

Step 5: Tips

Make sure your skillet or griddle isn't too hot otherwise the bottom will burn before you can flip it. Also, if you flip the pancake too soon, it will splatter the edges creating a pancake that doesn't look as nice. It will still be edible and taste the same, it just won't look pretty. A wider spatula also helps for flipping the pancakes.

Step 6: Toppings Time

The pancakes will be light and fluffy. Top them off with powdered sugar or whipped cream and berries or both. I don't normally do maple syrup on these, but you can do what you like, they are your pancakes! :) Enjoy!

Step 7: Video Tutorial

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Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial.