Birthday Cake Pancakes

If you want to make someone feel really special on their birthday, try surprising them with breakfast in bed.  Bust out the birthday candles and sprinkles because Birthday Cake Pancakes make the perfect birthday breakfast.  The leading ingredient in this recipe is Cake Batter.   Birthday Cake Pancakes really hit hype after being featured in August’s issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine.  Don’t forget to visit Cafe Zupas blog for a handful of great tips when making this recipe.

Birthday Cake Pancakes
*adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray August 2011

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • Ingredients called for on the back of the cake mix
  • Sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk


  • Mix the cake mix according to the directions.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour cake batter onto hot griddle to make 3-inch pancakes.  Sprinkle with sprinkles.  Let cook for several minutes until the bottom side is lightly browned.  Carefully flip over – you may need 2 spatulas.  Cook on the second side for an additional minute before removing from griddle.  Continue with the rest of the batter.
  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar with enough milk to reach desired consistency.  Pour on top of “pancakes” and sprinkle with extra sprinkles.  Celebrate!!

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