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Birthday Cake Pancakes

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These birthday cake pancakes are the perfect thing to serve for birthdays or any other special day. I made them for my husband on father’s day. They would also be fun to serve on America’s birthday on the 4th of July. You could even make then with patriotic sprinkles.

Now, you could make a cake mix and cook it as pancakes, but it would be like cake, not pancakes. This recipe takes some cake mix and incorporates it into a pancake recipe to give you a light cake flavor, but with the consistency of pancakes. These birthday cake pancakes are the perfect blend.

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To make these pancakes, they start with a dry mixture of flour, baking powder, and some white cake mix. Then you have a wet ingredients. This consists of canola oil, milk, vanilla, and eggs. Next, you combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Last you fold in the colored sprinkles aka jimmies that have been tossed in a little flour. Just gently fold so the sprinkle colors don’t run.

Cook the batter on a lightly greased skillet or griddle. I use 1/4 cup to measure each pancake. Once the edges of the pancakes have cooked, give ’em a flip and cook the other side. We like to serve them topped with strawberry slices, a drizzle of syrup, whipped cream, and more sprinkles. However, you can even serve them with a scoop of ice cream and some more sprinkles. Whatever celebration you decide to make these for, I’m sure they will be loved.

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Here is what you need to make the
Birthday Cake Pancakes

  • MILK
  • EGGS
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Birthday Cake Pancakes

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 7 servings 1x


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  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp colored sprinkles (jimmies)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup white cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • optional for serving – strawberry slices, syrup whipped cream, and more sprinkles or ice cream and more sprinkles


  1. In a bowl, add the 1 tbsp of flour with the jimmies and toss to coat. Set aside.
  2. Preheat skillet or griddle to medium heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the 1 cup of flour with the baking powder, and cake mix. In another bowl, whisk together the canola oil, milk, vanilla, and eggs. add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir together just until combined.
  4. Fold in the sprinkles. Don’t over stir or the colors could run.
  5. Scoop batter on to the preheated skillet or griddle that has been lightly greased using a 1/4 cup measure.
  6. Cook until the edges of the pancakes are set, flip and cook until other side is browned, about 1 minute. Serve topped with strawberries slices, syrup, whipped cream, and more sprinkles or ice cream and sprinkles. Makes about 14 pancakes.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
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This recipe is adapted from Spend with Pennies.

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