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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{ Birthday Cake Pancakes }

Today is my Bean's 17th birthday. What? WHAT??!! 

17? I'm not even sure what to do with that.

This evening we are off to dinner of his choosing, but this morning, well, he had to go to school. To start his birthday off right though, I made him not only pancakes, but birthday cake pancakes.

These are basically my Grandmother in Law's pancakes, which you can find here, with a scoop of  yellow cake mix, sprinkles, vanilla, and a delicious glaze.

To make things quicker in the morning, I measure out all of the dry ingredients in a lidded mixing bowl. Then I just mix in the wet, combine well, and lastly, add the sprinkles. Be sure to wait til just before frying to add the sprinkles. The colors may start to streak in the batter.

This is a fast, fun, and festive take on pancakes. Perfect for special occasions.

Did Bean like them? He said, and I quote, "I feel bad for all of the other pancakes now.". Yeah, he liked them.

Here is his trying to think of a wish.

17 sure is crazy, but now, we all know, the Trace has broken and he can practice magic outside of Hogwarts, so, there's that. Carry on.

Happy Birthday to my Bean!

Love, kisses, and pancakes,


Birthday Cake Pancakes 
yield 6 medium sized pancakes
by Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers

For the pancakes:
1/2 Cup Flour
1/4 cup yellow cake mix
1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Egg
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon Oil
2-3 Tablespoons rainbow sprinkles

Add all dry ingredients, except sprinkles, into a mixing bowl and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. Slowly pour the wet into the dry and mix until combined. Add the sprinkles just before frying. Stir gently to avoid streaking of the colors.

Pour a bit of oil into your pan and let heat. Drip a drop of the batter into the oil. When it begins to sizzle, add your pancakes.

When bubbles form on the cakes, carefully flip them over.

Test center by poking a small hole in it. If batter comes out, cook another minute or so.

Place on a paper towel just for a second to absorb any extra oil, then place on plate and serve!

This is a small recipe, it makes about 6 medium sized pancakes, easily doubled, tripled, etc.

Serve with vanilla glaze

For the Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
2  Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon rainbow sprinkles

Add powered sugar and milk to melted butter. Whisk until smooth and glossy. Add vanilla and stir until combined. Gently fold in sprinkles to avoid streaking.

Serve over Birthday Cake Pancakes


  1. These look yum! My birthday was Monday (15, whoo!), and if the DA hadn't smashed the Ministry's entire stock of Time Turners, I would so make these for my birthday breakfast. Happee Birthdae Bean!
    ~Maya :):

  2. These pancakes look amazing! What a great idea!

  3. Did you get him a fancy watch for his coming of age?

  4. Yes, but it was a bit used ;)

    That would have been totally awesome though if I'd thought of that!


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