celebrate: birthdays!! - Zupas

Author: Deborah Harroun

Posted by | September 21, 2011 | Celebrate, Deborah, Recipes | 2 Comments

I love birthdays.  And seeing that today is my birthday, I thought I’d make a little treat to celebrate!!

Actually, I’ve been wanting an excuse to try these pancakes since I saw them in the August issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.  I’ve seen other cake batter pancakes online, but these were the first that I’ve seen that are just made out of cake!

I won’t lie, though.  These are a little bit tricky.  You basically mix up a yellow cake mix with added sprinkles, and cook it like pancakes.  But here are a few tips I learned to make these work:

  • I didn’t want the sprinkles to bleed, so I poured the batter then sprinkled the sprinkles on top.
  • These don’t bubble like normal pancakes, so it’s hard to know when to turn them.  It will take a few minutes, but you have to keep your eye on them and check the underside.
  • Smaller is better for these.  The big ones are impossible to flip over without breaking them.  I ended up making mine about 3-inches across.  That was the easiest size to manage.

So next time you have a special birthday to celebrate, make it really special with cake for breakfast!

Birthday Cake Pancakes
adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray August 2011

1 yellow cake mix
ingredients called for on the back of the cake mix
powdered sugar

Mix the cake mix according to the directions.

Heat a griddle over medium heat.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour cake batter onto hot griddle to make 3-inch pancakes.  Sprinkle with sprinkles.  Let cook for several minutes until the bottom side is lightly browned.  Carefully flip over – you may need 2 spatulas.  Cook on the second side for an additional minute before removing from griddle.  Continue with the rest of the batter.

In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar with enough milk to reach desired consistency.  Pour on top of “pancakes” and sprinkle with extra sprinkles.  Celebrate!!


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