Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cake Batter Pancakes

These fun pancakes would be perfect for a birthday, but we like to make them quite often. They are delicious and such a fun way to start the day. You just can't be grumpy when you begin the day with sprinkles.

Cake Batter 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
  • 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 (or 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. (I doubled the glaze recipe)

*Recipe from Chef in Training

3 comments:

Kati said...

This looks completelty delicious!!! My son's birthday is next week and I might just have to make them. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cooking Creation said...

I think I'll make this for my daughter's birthday breakfast. She would love it!

BIG SPOON said...

I wish I had kids to have a better excuse to make these. But being a fan of everything cake batter and everything pancake, i can't pretend too much. I'm gunna give these a try!
p.s.
i once made carrot cake pancakes. a different idea than these, but equally as awesome