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.
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.
- COLORED SPRINKLES (JIMMIES)
- BAKING POWDER
- WHITE CAKE MIX
- CANOLA OIL
- OPTIONAL FOR SERVING – STRAWBERRY SLICES, SYRUP, WHIPPED CREAM, AND MORE SPRINKLES OR ICE CREAM AND MORE SPRINKLES
This recipe is adapted from Spend with Pennies.