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Cake Batter Pancakes

Today’s pancakes are created by Tina of My Life as a Mrs. Tina’s food & blog are playful, gorgeous and will definitely make you hungry. 

Don’t believe me? Check out these posts from Tina to get just a tiny taste of what she has to offer:

Pecan, Brown Sugar, and Kahlua Baked Brie

Oven Baked Parmesan Truffle Fries

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Burger

Blueberry Thyme Margarita

And then there are these pancakes. Oh my goodness, these pancakes.

I’m making them asap.



Hey there Rachel Cooks readers! Tina here from My Life as a Mrs! Thanks for letting me pop on over for the day! 😉 So I’m sure you all know by now that Rachel’s Pancake Party is in full motion! Well, today we continue…


Okay, so you know that stupid rule about not eating cake for breakfast? Well, I think it’s a dumb rule.  Pancakes are a perfectly acceptable breakfast food… so why not cake? Whatevs! I found the loophole to said “rule” while still remaining socially acceptable (hah)… Cake Batter Pancakes!



Yesterday was my birthday so I thought these babies were perfectly festive for the occasion! Of course I HAD to throw a sparkler on top to keep my childhood tradition going! A birthday 2 days after the 4th of July meant there’d ALWAYS be pretty sparklers on my of my cake! What little girl wouldn’t LOVE that?! 😉
Anyhow, these pancakes are to. die. for. Rich, Decadent, Fluffy, and well… the best gosh darn solution for that dessert-for-breakfast craving! (gosh I hope I’m not the only one who gets those hankerings!). Hope ya’ll enjoy these Cake Batter Pancakes as much as we do!


Have a great weekend, everyone! Don’t forget to stop on by the blog and say hi! 😉



Cake Batter Pancakes

Dry Ingredients:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Other Ingredients:

½ cup multi colored sprinkles
Syrup (or a Quick Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3-4 tablespoons milk)

Non-stick cooking spray


Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a second bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Preheat griddle to 325º-350ºF and spray with non-stick cooking spray (or grease with butter).

When griddle is ready to go, add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Lastly, fold in the sprinkles. Scoop 1/3 – ½ cup portions of the batter onto prepared griddle, leaving space between them. Cook until bubbles start to form and bottom side is golden brown. Flip and cook until remaining side is golden brown also. Remove to a plate and cover until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.


Happy belated birthday, Tina!

I love that sparklers appeared twice this week. These pancakes are so fun for any occasion including Saturdays. And Sundays. And Mondays. And…well, you get the point. These might be making an appearance on my daughter’s 2nd birthday.

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18 Responses to “Cake Batter Pancakes”

  1. Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef — July 7, 2012 at 6:48 am

    You’d have to feel like a princess with a stack of these in front of you. 🙂

  2. Stephanie — July 7, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I love these! I could really go for a stack right now!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I made these for my sons birthday this year, they were loved by all! They are the perfect way to kick of a birthday morning, or really any morning 🙂

    • james — July 22nd, 2012 @ 11:18 am

      Whatever you do, DON’T use whole wheat flour on these.

      I made that mistake…

  4. Jeffrey — July 7, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I showed my son this post and he wants these pancakes, his birthday is Wednesday!

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 7, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’m in love with this!

  6. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — July 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    These look AMAZING – sprinkles take them over the top!

  7. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Love! Sprinkles and sparklers. . .how can you go wrong?!

  8. Baking Serendipity — July 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    These are the birthday pancakes of choice at my house. I love all the sprinkles!

  9. amanda @ fake ginger — July 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I love these! So pretty! The baby turns 1 in a few weeks – can I use that as an excuse to make these?

  10. Maria M. — July 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I was so Happy as in Happy Birthday to see this recipe. Tomorrow i will be 61 yrs. Old and i am visiting my two teen grandchildren. This would be a good breakfast for them to make for me.

    Thank you so much
    Maria M.

  11. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Happy belated birthday Tina! 🙂 Sprinkles and sparkles and sparklers make life better!

  12. Nutmeg Nanny — July 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Yum! Cake batter flavor is my favorite! Plus I’m such a fan of the sparkler pictures.

  13. Kathryn — July 10, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Happy belated birthday Tina! Pancakes & sprinkles & a sparkler is a great birthday combo!

  14. Angela @ The Dancer Bakes — July 11, 2012 at 9:17 am

    My birthday’s next week…I think these are going on the menu for that morning!! How delicious!!

  15. Nikki — August 5, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Just made these! Super YUM!

  16. Kate C — January 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

    My daughter loves pancakes on Sunday mornings after church. We were looking for fun ones and found these on Pinterest. Since Valentines Day is coming up we used Valentines Day sprinkles with little hearts and of course we had to top them with Whipped Cream and strawberry syrup. These are so amazing! They taste just like cake pancakes. We also doubled the recipe so we can enjoy them through out the week.

    • Rachel — January 6th, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them! Love the idea of doubling the recipe.

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