3/22/12

Birthday Cake Pancakes

Image and idea from Betty Crocker's website


I guess I'm a little goofy in the fact that I don't really crave sweets like most people apparently do, and of course if you are a regular reader, you already know I'm not a fan of chocolate.  However, there is something I love and have since I was a child;  white cake batter.  Not the cake - just the batter!

When I started to see various versions of cake batter and birthday cake pancakes around the net I was reminded of when my kids were little and I would surprise them by putting sprinkles in their regular pancakes.  This takes it one step further and adds a bit of cake flavor to the pancake as well.  We are getting ready to do low carb again so these aren't going to be on our menu any time soon but I wanted to add the idea to my files.  This little gem will be waiting for us at the end of our 2 month low carbing run!   Thanks to Betty Crocker for the image since I've not made them yet but because the BC recipe used Bisquik (which I never buy or have on hand) I found a recipe that uses homemade ingredients in addition to the cake mix.  I already know I'm going to tweak it to use a white cake mix, a little more of the mix for a heavier cake flavor and I'll use Splenda and a tiny bit more vanilla. 

Birthday Cake Pancakes

1 1/2 c  all purpose flour
2/3 c  yellow cake mix
1 T sugar
3/4 t  baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 t  vanilla extract
1-2 c milk
assorted sprinkles


Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.  Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed for a cake batter like consistency.

Preheat a skillet or electric grill. Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.


Simple Glaze

1 c  powdered sugar
1 T milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
assorted sprinkles

Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. Add more powdered sugar or milk to your desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes. Sprinkle with candies.











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