Start your day with Funfetti Birthday Cake Pancakes! These easy cake mix pancakes are the perfect treat to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. It only takes 5 ingredients to prepare these funfetti pancakes.
Funfetti Birthday Cake Pancakes
If the past year has taught us anything it is that we need to celebrate every day for the gift that it is. I wanted to surprise my husband with super fun birthday cake mix pancakes just to see him giggle.
These Funfetti Pancakes are made with cake mix, eggs, flour, oil, and milk. All you need is a few basic pantry ingredients and you can whip these up.
After making Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies I started thinking about all of the other fun ways I could use a Funfetti Cake Mix. LOL! Because what else are you going to think about when you stay home 24/7 and spend most of your time playing in the kitchen. I also made Funfetti Cake Dip which is dangerously delicious.
My husband loved these birthday cake pancakes and had so much fun with them. He has been such a trooper as I have been making new recipes and testing new things. I will fully admit that we do not share many of the recipe fails that have happened in our kitchen. Some of them are so not pretty.
Thankfully these funfetti cake batter pancakes turned out fantastic and tasted amazing. They are the perfect birthday breakfast surprise. How can you go wrong with fluffy pancakes with sprinkles in them?
- Funfetti Cake Mix
- Vegetable Oil
Toppings - whipped cream, more colorful sprinkles, syrup, powder sugar, or ice cream.
Cake Mix - I made these with a Funfetti cake mix you could also make them with red velvet cake mix, chocolate, vanilla, or really any flavor that sounds good.
If you don't have any cake mix available you can also use pancake mix and add in a ton of sprinkles to get the same look.
Large or Medium Bowl - I like to use a bigger mixing bowl just because I tend to make a mess and a larger bowl helps contain all of the ingredients.
Wooden Spoon/Mixing spoon
Griddle/frying pan or electric griddle
I used a basic funfetti cake mix to make these pancakes. If you want your pancakes to really pop with sprinkles I would add more in before baking and then also top the pancakes with whip cream and sprinkles. Because you really can not have to many sprinkles.
The best way to cook these pancakes it low and slow. If you cook them to quickly you will get dark brown pancakes and the funfetti/sprinkles may not show until you cut into them.
Butter works better for me than non-stick cooking spray when using funfetti or vanilla cake mix. It doesn't turn as brown so you can still see the sprinkles inside the pancakes.
If you want even sized pancakes I like to use a ¼ cup or ½ cup measuring cup of batter and measure out each pancake so they are even.
Amazon has some seriously cute Happy Birthday cake toppers that you could put on top of a stack of these cake mix pancakes.
You can add in another ¼ to ½ cup of milk if you want a more liquid batter. I like to keep the batter to a thicker consistency so it is easier to flip the pancakes.
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Funfetti Cake Mix Pancakes
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Heat a griddle or pan to medium low heat. Pour pancake batter onto pan and cook until bubbles start to appear. Flip pancakes carefully
- Continue until cooked all the way through