What Is a Red Pancake?

A red pancake, also known as a red velvet pancake, is a featured chocolate breakfast pancake at the Loveless Cafe in Nashville. Known for its chicken and waffles and other delicious Southern dishes, the Loveless Cafe's red velvet pancakes are stacked high and topped with a rich, sweet cream cheese butter and powdered sugar.

The Loveless Cafe's recipe for its red velvet pancakes includes cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder, buttermilk, eggs, granulated sugar and red food coloring. The butter that tops the chocolate pancakes includes softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Cooks can refer to the recipe on the Loveless Cafe's website.

Red velvet pancakes take just under an hour to prepare. The recipe yields approximately two dozen pancakes. Cooks should avoid over-mixing the batter. Leaving some lumps in the mix actually helps to produce more tender pancakes.