Birthday cake pancakes

Cake for breakfast

This classic breakfast dish is getting a makeover! Whether it is your birthday or not, this treat will start your morning off right!

Who would love to have cake for breakfast? If you are like us, then you have your hand raised. Unfortunately it's not always feasible to sit down for breakfast and eat a giant slice of cake. Lucky for you we have put the flavor of cake into a pancake. Now it's acceptable to eat cake for breakfast! Plus if it's a special occasion they look pretty cute with a candle on top.

Birthday cake pancake recipe

Yields 15 medium pancakes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 to 1 cup milk
  • Sprinkles
  • Butter
  • Syrup, powdered sugar or simple sweet glaze (see recipe)


  1. Combine flour, yellow cake mix and baking powder. Gently stir together. Add egg, vanilla and one-half cup milk. Stir together and check consistency. You want it to mimic normal cake pancake batter. If it's too thin the pancakes will spread and turn out more like crepes instead of a fluffy pancake.
  2. If your batter is too thin add a little more milk. If you find your batter is too loose than simply add a little more flour or cake mix.
  3. Add your sprinkles. As many as you want. Give a gentle stir.
  4. Over medium heat, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add batter to pan, using your one-quarter cup measuring cup. Let bubbles start to form and pop on the top of the pancake and give it a flip. Cook for another couple of minutes and remove from heat.
  5. Top with syrup, powdered sugar or even a simple sweet glaze.

Simple sweet glaze recipe


  •  1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste


  1. Mix together until glaze has formed.
  2. If too loose add more powdered sugar. If too thick add more milk.

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Comments on "Birthday cake pancakes"

Kate July 09, 2012 | 2:00 PM

How heavenly do these look!? I definitely think that they are a little too sweet for breakfast but this is such a great cake alternative. I know my kids would love them too! But, because of all the sugar we will wait to try these for someone's special day :)

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