|Recipe and Photo Courtesy of How Sweet Eats|
I cannot believe what I am writing, but tomorrow is my Sweet Baby Jane's first birthday. First of all, how is that possible?!?! Second, how do I stop the waterworks? This truly has been the most amazing year of my life. I know that Jane will have no idea why she will be celebrated with a million kisses tomorrow, but I want for her day to feel extra special. How much more special could it be than if it is started with these most amazing pancakes?! They are cute and colorful and just make me feel happy inside!
Jane and her classmates celebrating her birthday a day early. Just like her momma, she love's a birthday crown!
Cake Batter Pancakes.
Makes about 12 pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
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. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat (I use an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). 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.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.