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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
http://paintchipsandfrosting.com/2013/03/13/funfetti-cake-batter-pancakes/

 

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispies TreatsCake batter anything easily earns my love, but cake batter rice krispies treats?  Well, now we’re talking some serious delicious business.  It’s a whole new world; one filled with yummy treats so cute you almost don’t want to eat them…and lots of sprinkles!Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Sprinkles make everything better.  When I was younger, I would actually buy quins just to eat them by the handful… What can I say, I love sugar!  Don’t know what a quin is?  They’re the flat-ish sprinkles that come in a million different shapes (I even have a container with cows, dinosaurs, and dolphins).  If you’re craving a thorough explanation on types of sprinkles, check out Love From The Oven’s Sprinkle School.  Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

It’s true though, sprinkles do make everything better -especially these cake batter rice krispies treats.  All those sprinkles are so pretty, it just makes me happy!  This is the perfect twist on  traditional Rice Krispies Treats.  They were so delicious with a subtle cake batter flavor and were super marshmallow-y.  See how the marshmallow just stretches apart?Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Ooey, Gooey, Deliciousness!  You could make them in a 9×9 inch pan for a thicker, more traditional treat, but I pressed them into a 9×13 inch pan.  They were a little thinner, which made it easier to cut them out into shapes.  I cut them with heart cookie cutters, dipped them in pink candy melts, and decorated them with -you guessed it- more sprinkles!  Completely adorable.  The perfect Valentine’s Day treat!  Not like they lasted until anywhere near V-Day, they were gone after a couple days.Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Craving more cake batter amazingness?  Check out these Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes or these No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles or Cupcake Pops!

Cake Batter Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 3 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 3 Tbsp sprinkles + more for decorating

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add cake mix and stir until no clumps remain.
  3. Add the cereal and stir to evenly coat. Add sprinkles and keep stirring until distributed throughout.
  4. Use buttered hands or a piece of waxed paper to press the mixture into a 9x9 baking dish. Cut and serve.
  5. OR press them into a 9x13 dish so they're thinner, then use a buttered cookie cutter to cut shapes out. Dip them in melted candy melts and decorate with sprinkles because that's just way cuter!
http://paintchipsandfrosting.com/2013/01/24/cake-batter-rice-krispies-treats/

*This recipe/post originally appeared on my former blog elisebakes.wordpress.com*

Cake Batter Truffle Cupcake Pops

Cupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakesI wasn’t sure exactly what to call these, but I think Cake Batter Truffle Cupcake Pops is descriptive enough, hah.  I whipped up a batch of funfetti cake batter truffles, shaped them into cupcakes and dipped them into candy melts.  Result = Adorable!  And soo delicious!Cupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakesCupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakesCake Batter Truffle Pops:Cupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakes

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix, dry
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles (optional, I forgot to use them!)
  • brown and pink colored candy melts
  • cake pop or lollipop sticks
  • sprinkles, red m&ms or other candies for decorating
  1. Beat butter and sugar until combined.
  2. Add flour, cake mix, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined throughout.
  3. Add milk by the tablespoon until you reach a dough consistency (I usually end up using just 3 tbsp).  The dough will be sort of crumbly, but you should still be able to form balls out of it.
  4. Mix in sprinkles and form balls out of the dough.
  5. Chill balls in the refrigerator until cool (or pop in the freezer for ~10 min).
  6. Use a 1.5 inch flower shaped cookie cutter to shape the bottom half into the Cupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakescupcake base.  I put them back in the freezer for a couple minutes, then used a sharp knife to cut off part of the bottom so the base wouldn’t be so long.  The photo to the right is after I cut them.
  7. Melt brown candy melts according to package directions. Dip the bottom half of the cupcake truffles into the chocolate candy melts and insert a cake pop stick into it.  Place back in refrigerator to let the coating harden.
  8. Melt pink candy melts according to package directions.  Dip the top in the pink coating, decorate, and let harden.

Cupcake Truffle Pops via elisebakes

No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles

Cake Batter TrufflesI can’t tell you how many times I am tempted to leave out the eggs in a cookie recipe and just eat the dough.  No, I mean it; I can’t tell you because it would be impossible to count…it happens every time I make cookies.  These little cake batter truffles are perfect to satisfy that dough/batter craving! Cake Batter Truffles

Depending on what size you make them, you can get anywhere from 30-40 truffles.  I’ve used this recipe four or five times now; it’s perfect!  I used them to make Cupcake-shaped cake pops!Cake Batter Truffles

No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles (from Chef-in-Training)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cake mix, dry
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles
  • 16 oz white candy melts or vanilla chips
  1. Beat butter and sugar until combined.
  2. Add flour, cake mix, vanilla, and salt and beat until combined throughout.
  3. Add milk by the tablespoon until you reach a dough consistency (I usually end up using just 3 tbsp).  The dough will be sort of crumbly, but you should still be able to form balls out of it.
  4. Mix in sprinkles and form balls out of the dough.
  5. Chill balls in the freezer for 15 minutes or so.
  6. Melt candy melts according to package directions and using two forks, dip the balls in the melts.  Let harden before moving.Cake Batter Truffles