Birthday Cake Pancakes - these fluffy funfetti style pancakes are the best way to celebrate a birthday at breakfast!
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Birthday Cake Pancakes

You don't even have to wait until your birthday to enjoy birthday cake for breakfast!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 -8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix (homemade or the box kind)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (1.75 oz bottle) sprinkles

For the icing (optional):

  • Whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour, cake mix, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a whisk. Add the milks, butter and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until fully mixed. Fold in the sprinkles.
  • Scoop portions of a scant 1/3 cup batter onto the griddle, leaving room for the batter to spread into larger rounds. When the pancakes begin to bubble, flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with a kitchen towel to keep warm until serving. Serve with syrup or optional icing.

Optional Icing:

  • Mix together powdered sugar and whipping cream to reach desired consistency and taste. Pour over top individual stack of pancakes.

To Freeze:

  • Allow the pancakes to cool completely, then transfer to a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until hot.
  • Source: Adapted from My Life As a Mrs