Cake Batter Pancakes

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I was looking for fun new recipes the other day that my little girl would enjoy too and came across this recipe and HAD to try it out! We love funfetti cake at my house so these were a hit!  Be forewarned, they are REALLY sweet!

Seriously though…How perfect are these for a birthday breakfast?!

recipe slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is
makes about 12 pancakes

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
t teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1-2 cups milk

In a large bowl, combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt and stir to evenly combine ingredients.
Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and whisk together until smooth. Gradually add more milk, a little at a time, as needed to reach pancake consistency. 
Also taste test to see if you need more cake mix. Add more as needed to reach desired cake-mix flavor. Whisk as needed to combine ingredients together.
Add desired amount of sprinkles and gently stir to evenly incorporate.
Preheat a skillet or griddle to medium heat.
Pour batter to make pancakes onto griddle and let cook about 2-3 minutes. Flip pancakes and let cook until other side is golden brown in color. 
Serve with vanilla glaze.

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
assorted sprinkles

Combine all glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Add more milk/powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Top over pancakes!


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  1. Angie

    I bet your little girl loved them. Isn't "sweet" hidden somewhere in the word children? The pancakes look very good.

  2. ☺lani☺

    whew, looks inviting! love it!

  3. ryobious

    Pics of your pancakes look awesome. I made this a week or so ago and loved them, so did my daughter. They were sweet and delicious!

    Thanks for linking up -

  4. Aimee

    Looks delish!

  5. The Ellis'

    These are like the pancakes he eats on Elf ha ha ha! I would be so big if I made all these recipes!

  6. Amanda-The Sweet Details

    Just wanted to let you know I changed my blog url from eating in winnipeg to hope to have you come over there and follow me there :)


    What an Awesome idea! I LOVE things made with cake batter. YUM...YUM...YUM... Thanks!

  8. Chels

    I bet my girls would adore these!

  9. Sallie

    What kid wouldn't love these?! The sprinkles are a great idea.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

  10. Alexis

    So cute! I think I might do these for the last day of school breakfast, my kids will love it.

  11. Jeanna

    All of your food looks so good. I love your blog design it's awesome. Now I'm ready to bake some yummies..

    Jeanna @

  12. Kellianne @ tinkeranniebelle

    Oh my word, my sweet tooth is just drooling right now!

    Thanks for visiting my blog--returning the follow! LOVE your blog!

    Kellianne @

  13. emily @ the happy home

    oh, my gosh. i'm a grown up woman and even i am getting REALLY excited about trying those!

  14. Amy@mad.amyt

    i love sprinkles. I love pancakes. together = yum. those look amazing !

  15. Jordan McCollum

    Oh boy! These make me hungry. And it is hard to find things that are too sweet for me. Do I dare try them out?


    Thanks so much for stopping by earlier! I came to say hi and um, yeah, yummy! You had me at cake...batt...whoa...look at that picture!!!! Sigh, if only I could reach out with a fork and eat it from my monitor. Bad manners or not, I totally would! Food blogs are like an indulgence of mine. My hubby always makes fun of me whenever we go out to eat. I always end up ordering what is pictured on the menu. Lol, I can't seem to help myself. Anyway, I'm your newest follower and I'm glad to be here!

    P.S. Your blog design is super cute, too!

  17. McKinley

    YES AND THANK YOU!!!! Seriously looks amazing!

    I love your blog, and how darling is it? You are fabulous!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I am a follower.

  18. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Such a wonderful treat! Definitely worth trying!

  19. Holly

    Oh Nikki these pancakes look heavenly!! Wow, I know my kids (and myself) would just love these! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am just loving yours. Im going to look around. I'm excited to check out all the yummy things!

  20. Carolyn

    Thats like 10 pounds straight to my butt. I've GOT to try these! =)

    Thanks for stopping by! I'm following you back now.

  21. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

    Oh my gosh! My mouth is watering! It think I'll make these for my twin girls' 20th birthday -- they'd love it! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Gloria

    Dear your blog is absolutely lovely and love these pancakes!! I m following you! gloria

  23. Courtney @ Cooking Up A Family

    wow these look great and so not on my diet but worth the risk!

  24. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

    Thanks for visiting my site -- following you now (sent you an email but you're a 'no-reply' blogger so I don't think you'll get it. Loving all of your recipes!

  25. Sarah Kate

    Oh my. Do these look good or what?? They def look more like a dessert than a breakfast dish! But that's okay...I've never been opposed to consuming copious amounts of sugar at any time in the day. ;o)

  26. Ashley

    ah i love this idea!!! so great thanks for sharing

  27. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    Just thought I would let you know that we are now having these pancakes for dinner because my 3 year old saw the picture as I was looking at your blog! I can't wait to try them and I know my kiddos are going to LOVE them!!! Thanks for sharing and I LOVE your blog!

    Briana @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

  28. Val

    These look divine!

  29. idesign

    i would've loved these when i was little!!! :)


  30. SmileMonsters

    Wow. I'd love for you to share this at Fun For Kids Friday. It's perfect!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  31. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles

    Rock my world, why don't ya!!! Awesome idea!

  32. Allison {A Glimpse Inside}

    wow!! I bet ANY kid would LOVE these... including big kids like my hubby! lol Thanks so much for sharing and linking this up as well!

  33. Heidi

    This looks delish! And I love me some cake batter so THANKS for this yummy idea!

  34. B.Chen

    i would eat these without the help of a fork. No really, just lick my plate clean. Love Love Love Love LOVE food disguised as food!

  35. Our Seven Dwarfs

    Oh you had me at Cake batter! Yum! Thank you so much for following us as well. I hope you liked the pizza dip. I am a new fan of yours. Thanks for inviting us over!

    Jill of

  36. Kim McCallie

    These will be perfect for my boys' birthday breakfast. I'll bet they taste wonderful. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  37. Jennifer

    Oh my gosh - these look so good! I need to try this recipe! So glad we found each other at TT&J!! I would love it if you linked this up to Saturday Social!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  38. Walking by Faith

    Oh my gosh--cake batter pancakes! Genius! I HAVE to try these soon.Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can already tell I'll be hooked to yours as you have soooo many wonderful looking recipes! I'd love for you to share this one and others at my linky party, So Sweet Sundays, starting tonight! :)

  39. Jenni Price Pancake Art

    I love cake batter ice cream so I'm thinking this would be a nice, yummy treat!Plus....we eat a LOT of pancakes at our house, cake batter would be delicious!

  40. Bec@littlelucylu

    Featuring this tomorrow on LLL! Thanks so much for linking up for Fun-day Friday!!!~Bec :-)

  41. Heather

    I love your idea, it's awesome! I'm a fan of your blog too. I linked up to your project yesterday during my Dashboard Crawl, check it out if you have time.

  42. Esther

    I love your idea! Thanks for dropping by my blog and the comments! I have started following your blog

  43. raising4princesses

    yummy! You did such a great job! Mariaraising4princesses@yahoo.com


    This looks like a delicious Summer Recipe! We are hosting "FUN SUMMER RECIPES" at our Linky Party THIS WEEKS CRAVINGS! We'd love for you to come by and link up! (Thanks a million) :-)

  45. the country cook

    Thanks for linking up! I've been meaning to try this recipe - Jessica from How Sweet It Is has such a great imagination when it comes to cake batter and food, doesn't she? :)

  46. Emily

    wow! That looks amazing!! Come on over tomorrow and link to my Tasty Tuesday party!


    Thanks for coming back and linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next Monday is Father's Day Favorite Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!

  48. Aiming4Simple

    These look so fun! I like that there is flour added to the cake mix. Before I saw that I was afraid they would be way too sweet. Thanks for your comment!

  49. Elizabeth

    Cake for breakfast??? Love this! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring this on my facebook page today!

  50. Jerri

    I'm definitely intrigued! And hungry!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

  51. Kim McCallie

    Hi! Just stopping by to let you know that your recipe was #1 on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Hope you'll drop by this week's party and post another recipe. The party is up and running.

  52. {nifty thrifty things}

    Hmm.. These look delicious!!
    Thank you for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} as well!

  53. K

    Congrats! You've made it to the voting selection!
    Good luck!

  54. Jimmy

    We once did something like this for a friend's birthday. Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe, too!!

    International call


    Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. Mmmm I love cakebatter. I still have these on my to make list! I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.comI hope to see you there!

  56. K

    Congrats! You're a finalist! you can tell, I'm running behind. I'll send the post tomorrow, I promise!

  57. Kristy

    Oh my I must have these! I'm pinning now!

  58. Cookin' Cowgirl

    Thanks!! I had to come over and take a look and these look like my funfetti blondies! :) What a great breakfast idea!! :) I'm following now. Dont forget to 'like' on fb

  59. Camille

    These are probably my favorite breakfast food ever! :) I just wanted to let you know that your delicious food was featured on our blog today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you stop by again tomorrow and link up more of your wonderful ideas! Thanks!
    Camille @

  60. Tinuke B

    I made these for my daughter this morning and we shared them with her uncle, they both absolutely loved them! What's more, they didn't take any longer to make than her normal breakfasts so this may become a favourite go-to treat recipe.
    She was blown away and kept asking if it was a birthday breakfast as it tasted sooo good!
    We used white cake mix as we'd run out of yellow, still think it tasted fab!

  61. Jennifer

    I bet these are delicious!

  62. Alex

    Yum! I wonder how these would translate to waffles? Anyone have any idea? :) Thanks.

  63. TheProDiva

    Yum! Everything seems right about these pancakes! I'm a new follower, thanks to Pinterest, and I look forward to reading more!

  64. Rhondi

    I just made these for breakfast. My kids think it's a special occasion, but it's just a lazy Saturday morning at home. We all loved these pancakes! Keep those cake batter recipes coming.

  65. Anonymous

    I read this on Pinterest. This recipe looks great. My kids would love it. Would be a neat birthday breakfast.

  66. Anonymous

    Any other suggestions about a topping other than the icing glaze?

  67. Lindsi B

    I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays!

  68. Nichole

    Mmmm my husband's birthday is on Monday, gotta try these!

  69. Spice Gals

    Oh my goodness, these look too good to be true! Seriously, I must try these! You have such amazing ideas!!!

  70. Susan

    It doesn't say how much milk goes in the batter...anyone know?

  71. Marieann

    These look great,, but adding all these extra ingredients seems so tedious to me. Why not just add sprinkles to regular pancake mix? They would be less sweet.
    I use cake mix (any flavor you want) with all the ingredients from the box, just cut back on some of the water to make waffles. The grand-babies LOVE them. There is really no need to add 5 or 6 extra ingredients.. As you can tell I'm a LAZY cook, and I'm always looking for short cuts.....

  72. Kami

    Do you think these would work with the funfetti cake mix? I already have that cake mix and would rather not have to buy a yellow cake mix and sprinkles when I already have a box that has both of them in it.

  73. Erin

    My son wanted pancakes for his birthday breakfast today. What a nice surprise for him to see these put in front of him! They taste as wonderful as they look, we may have to make this a birthday tradition. :)