Cake Batter Pancakes

As if my boys don’t have enough energy in the morning, I got this wonderful idea to pump them full of sugar as well!  Thanks to chef-in-training’s blog, I adapted the recipe just a bit.  For those of you that decide to have breakfast for dinner, this would be a great recipe to have.

Makes about 12 pancakes



  • 1 c. cake mix (yellow, white or funfetti)
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3/4 t baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • assorted sprinkles


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



  • Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix.
  •  Add 1 1/2 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  • You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use, so more milk may need to be added.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat (or an electric grilled and turn it to 350 degrees).
  • Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter.
  • Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Flip and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Serve with vanilla glaze.


  •  Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms.
  • You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. 
  •  Drizzle on pancakes.

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