Friday, October 7, 2011

Cake Mix Pancakes - A Birthday Breakfast

Today is my birthday! 

And with Monday being my one-year blog-iversary, I have much to celebrate.  So what better way to start the day than with a breakfast of Cake Mix Pancakes?  I have been stalking this recipe for some time.  I'm quite the pancake aficionado (as I'm sure you've come to know by now), so this recipe intrigued me.  It did not disappoint.  These pancakes browned better than any other I've ever made, evenly, golden, perfectly puffed, and had a deliciously dense cake-like texture.  The sprinkles turned into swirls on the griddle, which made them all the more fun.  

I  hope you'll give them a try.  I'm sure kids will love them.  This kid certainly did.

Cake Batter Pancakes from How Sweet It Is
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to1-1/2 cups milk 

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt together. Combine 1 cup of the milk, the eggs and vanilla extract in a measuring cup. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Depending on the brand of cake mix you use, you may need additional milk to achieve the proper consistency for your batter. I added about an extra tablespoon or two of milk to my batter; it was still fairly thick, but easily pourable. Fold sprinkles into the batter - how many you use is entirely up to you! 

Preheat a skillet set over medium heat. I used a nonstick skillet and sprayed it lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to portion the batter into the pan. Cook the pancakes on the first side until bubbles form on the top, about 3-4 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook on the second side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter. You can keep the pancakes warm in a 200 F oven until you've cooked all of them, if desired.

Makes about 12 pancakes

This post is linked to:
Sweets for a Saturday
Sweet Indulgences Sunday


Kathleen said...

Happy Blogaversary, Pattie! The pancakes look delicious!
Many moire happy posts! :)

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Birthday Patti! Wow, it's been quite a year for you hasn't it? I can just imagine us sipping coffee and sharing in those utterly easy and delicious looking Breakfast Pancakes while over looking the garden. Have a wonderful day!!!

P.S. Your blogaversary is on Angel Food Cake Day!!!

Thanks for sharing...

The Fajdich Times said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Patti! Your pancakes look wonderful:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday, Dear Patti,

Happy Birthday to YOU!

And a very Happy Blogversary to you as well!



Janet Rudolph said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to start the day!Congrats on your Blogversary, too. One day we'll meet :-)

Tracy's Living Cookbook said...

Happy Birthday to you Pattie and congrats on your blog anniversary - I look forward to every new post!

Kim McCallie said...

These will be perfect for my kids' birthday weekend. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Debbie said...

Wow, I thought I would quickly search for a recipe for pancakes made out of cake batter and stumbled upon your blog. I haven't made the pancakes yet, I found your blog more interesting than my griddle. This is a wonderful find!!