Cake Batter Pancakes. (2024)


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by Jessica January 25, 2011

I’m fairly convinced that the world would be a better place if more sprinkles were involved.

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I know. I just made pancakes. It seems I have an unnatural obsession with cake batter. Well I do.
But hear me out.

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When I develop recipes, I try to make all of them for a purpose. We really hate to waste food in this house. Crab cakes for dinner, cake for a birthday party, quinoa as a side dish… it all works out. I get to share it with you and we get to eat it.
Then sometimes, I get ideas in my head. Ideas that get me so worked up that I must attempt the recipe and give it a shot as soon as possible, even if it isn’t something we will eat every day. Otherwise, I cannot stop thinking about it. These are the things that keep me up at night.

Case in point: it isn’t anyone’s birthday. It’s not even really close to anyone’s birthday.

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But I don’t need an excuse to eat cake and sprinkles. I believe it should be a daily occurrence.

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And because pancakes always need some sort of topping, I went with a sprinkled glaze.

Because nothing goes better with cake than more sugar!

These are just plain fun.

Sure, they would be best for a special occasion like a birthday, but they also work on a random Saturday in January when it’s -2 degrees outside and all you want to see is some sunshine.

And you don’t feel like getting on the treadmill, so you decided to eat cake instead.

That wasn’t me. I swear.

And yes, this means you will have an open box of cake mix, just like you did with the cake batter bark. This is okay. You will manage. Sure, you may find yourself mixing cake mix with odd ingredients, but so what? Mother Lovett always had an open box of cake mix in her pantry. Given hers were usually about 4 years old… but still.

Just do it.

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Yield: 12 pancakes

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  • 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.


  • 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.

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

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Maybe the secret to choking down broccoli is throwing sprinkles on top?

Wishful thinking…

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    hi ho cherry o!

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    Mimi Reply

    You should invest in making a print button for your recipes so its easier for people to be able to print them. Or if you have one, make it easier to see and find…

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    MEA Reply

    thanks for great idea, I ‘ll try do it!

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    Luz Reply

    I just scroll over the recipe, open email, hit copy then print and email it to myself. A little more work but it does the trick.

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    AMP Reply

    This is truly lovely, I think any children would like to have it in their party.

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    flipthyhouse Reply

    thanks for great idea,

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    Amiee Reply

    We make these for every birthday. We love them!

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    Heather Reply

    Easy, Delicious & FUN!

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    Tina Reply

    Hey! i love this recipe my kids do to LOL #love #kids
    these pancakes remind me of my #WAP a little bit moist but mainly fluffy LOL
    Anyways these get 5 stars love it!

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