Birthday Pancakes

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret.  I love pancakes!  I never seem to wake up early enough for breakfast on my days off, but when I do, all I can think about are pancakes.  How cute are these cake batter pancakes with sprinkles?  Yum, yum, yum!  Thanks to How Sweet It Is for this tasty recipe.  Who wants some pancakes?

Cake Batter Pancakes

makes about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2/3 cup yellow cake mix

1 tablespoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)

assorted sprinkles

Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.

Preheat a skillet on medium heat (I use an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

assorted sprinkles

Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

Images and Recipe courtesy of How Sweet It is.

I know what you’re thinking … whoa that’s a lot of sugar.  True – but hey … you only live once 😉

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2 thoughts on “Birthday Pancakes

  1. that is such a cute idea!!!! i love it! have you tried them yet? i am trying to think of the next birthday i can test these out on…hehe 🙂

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