Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

 Funfetti Cake Batter PancakesWhen it comes to breakfast, I don’t mess around.  No cheap granola bars or sugar-coated cereal here…okay, maybe sometimes, but I try to be both creative and healthy on  the regular!Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

You know what they say: breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  On my days off of work, I even wake up and make my husband breakfast…aren’t I just the sweetest?!  No, I just know how important it is to eat right (especially at breakfast) and if I didn’t give him a push in that direction, he’d happily eat Honeycomb or Cap’n Crunch every morning.Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

I actually had to start slowly and work my way toward being able to eat much in the morning.  I used to get a stomach ache if I had more than a piece of fruit in the first hour that I was awake, but I’m now able to eat breakfast foods full of protein and fiber without feeling sick at all!  These pancakes may not be full of protein or fiber, but they sure are delicious!Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

Can you ever really go wrong with funfetti or cake mix? Nope.  Put them together and what do we get?  Well, look at those sprinkles.Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

Delicious.  And sprinkles don’t lie.Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

These pancakes are so much fun!  They’d be perfect for a birthday breakfast or brunch!  I encourage you to try them; you could even add cake mix (and sprinkles!) to premade/store-bought pancake mix.  I’ve said before that sprinkles make everything better and these pancakes are here to testify to that!

Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes with Buttercream Icing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8-10 Pancakes


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cake mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp sprinkles
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cake mix, sugar, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.
  3. In a separate large bowl, lightly beat the egg, then whisk in milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated. Adjust consistency by adding flour or milk until you reach your desired thickness. Fold in the sprinkles.
  5. Scoop 1/4 cup sized amounts onto the griddle and cook until bubbles appear throughout the pancake and the edges begin to cook; this will only take a couple minutes. Then flip and cook the opposite side for an additional 1-2 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. For the icing: Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue to beat until incorporated, add additional powdered sugar to thicken if desired.


10 thoughts on “Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

  1. Adorable pancakes :) Breakfast is very important. I often wake up early to make breakfast for my boyfriend too but that is just because I love to make breakfast! He doesn’t eat too much in the mornings but I absolutely love breakfast….at least on the weekends. I am bad during the week when I am up early and out the door.
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    • Weekend breakfasts are the best! Sometimes it takes me too long just to decide what I want and I just end up cramming a a bowl of cereal and a banana in my face on weekday mornings :/

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