Birthday Cake Pancakes with Homemade “Cake Batter”

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Hello everybody!

About a week ago, I decided to try out birthday cake pancakes.  Unfortunately, all the recipes I found required cake mix and I had a big problem with that because:

1. I am completely against everything cake mix is about.  That chemical-y taste.  No thanks.

2. I didn’t want to change out of my pajamas to go to the store.  And I refuse to wear pajamas to the store.


With these problems, I had to come up with something.  I found a few recipes for homemade “cake batter” flavor, and changed it up so that it would fit for my recipe.

Recipe for “Cake Batter”:

1 c. flour

1 c. sugar

1/2 Tbs. baking powder

1/2 Tbs. vanilla

6 Tbs. COLD butter

Pinch of Salt

(If you use this recipe for anything else, add a few Tbs. of powdered milk)

Combine all of the ingredients in the food processor and pulse until the crumbles are gone and you have a fine powdery substance.  Keep it in a Ziploc in the freezer until you’re ready to use it or the butter will melt and it’ll give it a weird consistency.  If this happens, let it get cold again, and throw it back in the food processor.

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Recipe for Birthday Cake Pancakes:

3/4 c. flour

1/3 + 2 Tbs. cake mix

3/4 Tbs. sugar

3/8 tsp. baking powder

Pinch salt

1 egg

1/2 c. + 2 Tbs. milk

*Sprinkles of choice*

*I looked for rainbow sprinkles for forever.  I could NOT find them.  Settled for St. Patty’s Day sprinkles since it’s almost that time!  Finished the pancakes, found the rainbow sprinkles.  This is all up to you.*

Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.  Then add the egg, milk, and sprinkles.  Cook in a heated pan coated with cooking spray or butter.  Serve with the Buttercream glaze (below).


Recipe for Buttercream Glaze:

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1/2 Tbs. milk

1/3 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. butter extract

Combine all of the ingredients together and serve with Birthday Cake pancakes!


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Hope you guys like this recipe.

Stay Serendipitous!


3 thoughts on “Birthday Cake Pancakes with Homemade “Cake Batter”

    1. Hey Denyce, sorry to hear that! It could be that you have old baking powder, which keeps things from being airy and fluffy. I normally don’t keep any baking powder/soda over 6 months. If your baking powder is new, you could try adding 1/4 tsp. more baking powder. Or you could replace 1/2 the milk with buttermilk and use baking soda instead. Hope that works for you!

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