Birthday Cake Pancakes

September 6, 2011

For DT’s birthday I decided to make him birthday cake pancakes.  I saw this genius idea in Rachael Ray’s August Magazine.  You simply make any box cake mix or homemade cake mix, mix the eggs, water and oil, make your pancakes with the batter, choose the icing of your choice, mix in a little milk to thin it and pour it on top.  Sure, it’s a rather sweet breakfast, but a special fun way to celebrate.

For my pancakes I used the Party Rainbow Chip Cake mix and the party chip icing (that was my favorite cake as a kid).

I mixed the cake as per box directions.

Buttered my griddle,

and used a 1/3 cup measure to pour out the “pancake” batter.

I cooked them 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles start forming.

Flipped and then cooked a few more minutes.

I piled the pancakes on a cute cake stand.

For the icing, I used canned frosting and added milk until it was easy to drizzle.


Then drizzled plenty of icing on top of the pancakes.

added candles.

and more icing,

Until they were just perfect.

We sang happy birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the yummy breakfast treat.

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast?

The boys had so much fun with this.  I think this will be a new family tradition!

How do you celebrate birthdays?


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Mindee@ourfrontdoor September 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

I love this! And really, it’s not any worse than donuts.


Kay W. September 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

Oh what a delicious and great idea! I only wish we had boxed cake mixes here in Germany. Bummer.


Sweet Pea Reply:

@Kay W., Kay, you can use a recipe for a homemade cake as well, just a few more steps to the process.


Amber September 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

Oh how fun, I bet the kids would love to have cake pancakes for breakfast!


Sarah @ Feed My Family September 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I had thought about doing that for my own birthday but in the end decided to go with Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting. Now I’m thinking of doing cake pancakes for my daughter’s birthday this fall. I’m glad you had such success with it!


Susie's Homemade September 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm

What a great and yummy idea!!!


HUGS & COOKIES XOXO September 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm



Candi September 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Who knew you could use a boxed cake mix to make pancakes?!?! Great idea!


mary September 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

How cool is that? NEATO.


Debi September 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I LOVE THIS! What fun! I bet your little one was very happy and excited! I think I will do this for fun this weekend with the boys. Thank you so much for sharing on Thursday’s Treasures! <3 and Hugs!


Janet September 8, 2011 at 12:30 pm

What a fun idea! I bet my girls would love these.


Sarah E. September 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Oh my word! Those look amazing. I love Funfetti 🙂

Stopping by from Tues at the Table


Nicole Feliciano September 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

What an awesome birthday treat! Love that the day was starting in such a festive way. Thanks so much for sharing this tasty recipe on Momtrends’ Friday Food. Have a great weekend!


Miz Helen September 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

Hi Sweet Pea,
What a great idea and an awesome presentation. This looks like so much fun, I can’t wait to make a surprise for someone special. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen


Krista@ Everyday Mom's Meals September 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Too cute! What a birthday breakfast treat! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper! Hope to see you next week!


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Patty March 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

Those are so cute! I was wondering around the WWW looking for cake pancakes made with cake mix. I wanted pancakes or cake and had no pancake mix or desire to make an actual cake. Thanks for the inspiration. I made mine with yellow cake mix and added maple flavoring. No icing for me, though, didn’t feel like going to the store. Plain is good too.

Thanks again for sharing! Have a great day!


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