Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

Mmm, I have this thing for pancakes. My very first recipe ever on this blog was for my classic, fluffy buttermilk pancakes and for good reason: pancakes are the one food that I can say I’ve pretty much mastered. I’m pretty darn sure my pancakes are the best, and that’s not up for debate. Besides pancakes though, I also really freaking love anything that is birthday cake or funfetti flavored, thus I had to combine two of my loves and make these Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes in honor of summer birthdays!

Summer has always been a celebratory time of my life because so many of my favorite people are born during the summer: my best friend, my sister, and myself 😉 Summers for me are always filled with lots of parties and celebrations, and let’s not forget the biggest birthday of them all: America’s! Although I have many, many feelings about the current state of our country, I am an optimist and believe that over time we will trend towards a more inclusive, peaceful, and tolerant culture. Optimism is like a muscle in that it has to be flexed and used constantly to become stronger. It doesn’t come easily at times like this, but I believe that humanity’s future is brighter than our present and our past.

But I digress. Back to lighter topics: these pancakes are filled with rainbow sprinkles because the name of this blog isn’t a facade, I really do love sprinkles. They’re natures glitter, making everything just that much more happy and fantastic. If I could put sprinkles on a steak, I would do it.

I served these pancakes with homemade whipped cream (the easiest thing in the world to make, recipe included below) and honey. Many years ago I made the switch from putting maple syrup on my pancakes to strictly honey, and I haven’t turned back. Honey isn’t as sickly-sweet as maple syrup, which I like. Try it sometime to see what I mean!

CLICK HERE to find my Buttermilk Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup Recipe, or CLICK HERE to try my Chai Tea Latte Recipe, too!

Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes Recipe

Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes Recipe


  • 1½ c Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbs White Sugar
  • ½ c Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1½ c Whole Milk
  • 3 tbs Butter, Melted
  • 4 tbs Rainbow Sprinkles
    Whipped Cream
  • ¾ c Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbs Powdered Sugar


    First, make the whipped cream (it's easy, I promise)
  1. In a medium chilled bowl, whip cream and powdered sugar with an ice cold whisk. Whisk until stiff peaks form. Store in the refrigerator until pancakes are finished.
    Next, make the Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking bowder, salt, sugar, and cake mix.
  2. Add vanilla, butter, and egg. Whisk in milk a little at a time. Whisk until just combined, and only small lumps remain.
  3. Fold in sprinkles.
  4. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Use a cookie scoop to drop rounds of batter in the skillet.
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  6. Flip and cook for 1 more minute or until golden brown.
  7. Top with whipped cream and serve.


Adapted From: Baking Beauty

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