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These Funfetti Pancakes will make a birthday shine or give an ordinary day a special start. A cake mix gives it that well-loved cake batter flavor, but these still have a wonderful pancake texture. And don’t forget the buttercream glaze on top!
Summertime is the season of birthdays in our family. In our house, no birthday is complete without sprinkles. I love starting the day with a healthy breakfast, but on birthdays all bets are off. The sugar comes out in full force and the best way to start the day is with a stack of birthday pancakes.
Funfetti Pancakes have been a huge hit at birthday sleepovers and family birthday breakfasts. Kids LOVE the rainbow sprinkles inside. They brighten up that stack of hotcakes.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Erica says, “Absolutely AMAZING! They were the perfect combination of cake and pancake with an obscure but delicious amount of sprinkles!!! Personally I can’t tolerate overly sweet things so I eliminated the extra 2 tbs of sugar and they were almost perfect as far as sweetness goes. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, its most definitely a family favorite!”
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Reader Christine says, “I just made these for a birthday breakfast and they turned out wonderfully! The kids and adults loved them. I splashed a little more milk into the frosting to make it more “pourable” but other than that I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect!”
Yes! These pancakes are made with a box of Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix. We’ve showed you how to make a cake mix pancake recipe before and they’ve been a favorite ever since.
Why change a good thing, you ask? For these Funfetti Pancakes, I wanted more of a pancake texture instead of a cupcake texture. A little firmer, not as “cakey”, but still super soft and fluffy. And of course, birthday cake flavor.
To get the texture I wanted, I started with my favorite pancake recipe I adjusted the ratio of the ingredients just a bit, then added in a Funfetti cake mix. After a couple test pancakes and adjustments, I had my perfect pancake texture.
Yes! These pancakes freeze well. Place wax paper or parchment paper between each pancake and seal them in a Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 6 weeks.
The wax paper will help them separate easily so you can pull out the exact amount of servings that you need.
Don’t forget the melt-in-your mouth vanilla buttercream glaze on top. It’s your classic vanilla buttercream turned into a fantastically sweet drizzle to spoon over your freshly made pancakes.
Syrups such as maple syrup or blueberry syrup are great options, too.
Mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries or strawberries are a great option.
This depends on the temperature of the skillet and how large you are making the pancakes, but a good starting point is about 2 minutes on each side.
Yes, but the pancakes will have a slightly different texture and flavor.
Our family loves to make pancakes on Saturday mornings or for a weeknight brinner. If you are looking for a new type of pancake, give one of these a try: