You know how we love pancakes. Pancakes on a Saturday morning just make the day seem brighter.
Experiment pancakes on a weekday are the absolute best. And no, I don’t mean Protein Pancake, which we’ll be sharing with you soon. Those are good, but today we aren’t going for healthy. Not in the slightest bit. Experiment pancakes means my mom found a great pancake recipe to try and decided not to wait until Saturday for some reason. Yay!
When you take your first bite of these Cake Mix Pancakes, cold or hot, buttered or syrup-ed, you will instantly think CAKE. And to me, cake for breakfast is a dream come true.
These Cake Mix Pancakes are really simple. All you need is 1 cake mix of any flavor you’d like (we used red velvet), 2 1/2 cups milk, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup of oil, and 2 eggs. It makes about 18 pancakes, depending on the size you make them. We make ours about 6 inches across. If you like yours smaller, go for it!
How pretty would these be for the morning of July 4th? Patriotic Pancakes!
At different times of the year, at the change of seasons and after holidays, we usually stock up on cake mixes that are super cheap. This is a great way to use a spare cake mix that is sitting around. And as we made them, I could just imagine all the different flavors of cake mixes that we could turn into pancakes!
The day we made the pancakes, I at a couple for breakfast. You’ll love them because they taste like cake, but are in a pancake form. They’re really soft and tore easily, sort of sticky on the bottom. I told mom that they were the newest thing added to the list of things I crave! My brother and I came back for more at lunchtime. We split up the ones with whip cream on top (someone has to eat the “model” pancakes from the pictures!) and put them in the microwave. The whip cream completely dissolved into the pancake. Talk about a perfect lunch!
If you like your pancakes thick, you’ll want to start only with 2 cups of milk. The more milk you add from there, the thinner the batter gets, which results in thinner pancakes. If you choose to go thin, be careful flipping them. They are like cake and tear easily. I personally like mine thick, but not too thick. I like a good solid pancake, not a floppy one. But however you make them, I guarantee, you’ll love them!
- 1 boxed cake mix (choose your favorite flavor!)
- ½ cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 2½ cups milk
- ¼ cup oil
- In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, flour, eggs, milk and oil together until combined. Heat a griddle to medium high heat and spray with cooking spray so the pancakes flip easily. Scoop a ladle of batter onto the pan and cook until the top of the batter starts to bubble. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute or two on the other side until cooked all the way through.
Spray the griddle with cooking spray before ladling on more batter!