Cake Batter Pancakes: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Cake Batter Pancakes

I am probably the last person to make these amazing pancakes.  I have had this recipe bookmarked since January from How Sweet It Is.  Judging from the fact that there are 458 comments on that post, I think a lot of people know about these delicious treats.

My little girl told me they were the best thing she had ever eaten.  She has never said that before and unless she is entering a stage where she compliments everything I make, I think she meant it.  All of my boys thought they were great, too.  It may or may not have had anything to do with the cream cheese “syrup” that I used on top.  Cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar make a lot of things right in my world.
Cake Batter Pancakes
I did change the recipe slightly.  I used a “funfetti” cake mix instead of yellow.  I added a little bit of oil, cut out the extra sugar, and increased the baking powder.  Oh, and I used a cream cheese based topping instead of a plain milk/powdered sugar glaze.
(see How Sweet It Is for the original recipe)

Cake Batter Pancakes: Your Recipe, My Kitchen
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup funfetti cake mix (any flavor would be great...even chocolate!)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk, plus more if needed
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • enough milk to make "syrup" consistency
  1. In a bowl, combine flour, cake mix, baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla and 1 cup milk.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.
  4. Add more milk, a little at a time, to get a good, thin pancake batter. Heat griddle and cook as you would normally cook pancakes.
  5. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in another bowl and slowly add milk to get a pourable, but thick glaze.
  6. Serve on top of pancakes.
  7. If you want, you can put extra sprinkles on top.


Your turn.  What wonderful goodies did you make in your kitchen this week?

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