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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cake Batter Pancakes: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

I am probably the last person to make these amazing pancakes.  I have had this recipe bookmarked since January from How Sweet It Is.  Judging from the fact that there are 458 comments on that post, I think a lot of people know about these delicious treats.
My little girl told me they were the best thing she had ever eaten.  She has never said that before and unless she is entering a stage where she compliments everything I make, I think she meant it.  All of my boys thought they were great, too.  It may or may not have had anything to do with the cream cheese "syrup" that I used on top.  Cream cheese mixed with powdered sugar make a lot of things right in my world.
I did change the recipe slightly.  I used a "funfetti" cake mix instead of yellow.  I added a little bit of oil, cut out the extra sugar, and increased the baking powder.  Oh, and I used a cream cheese based topping instead of a plain milk/powdered sugar glaze.
Cake Batter Pancakes: (see How Sweet It Is for the original recipe)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup funfetti cake mix (any flavor would be great...even chocolate!)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk, plus more if needed
3 Tbsp cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
enough milk to make "syrup" consistency
In a bowl, combine flour, cake mix, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla and 1 cup milk.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.  Add more milk, a little at a time, to get a good, thin pancake batter.  Heat griddle and cook as you would normally cook pancakes.  Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar in another bowl and slowly add milk to get a pourable, but thick glaze.  Serve on top of pancakes.  If you want, you can put extra sprinkles on top. 

Your turn.  What wonderful goodies did you make in your kitchen this week?



39 comments:

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! We are so making these! And how do you get 458 comments on a single post?!?! Holy smokes! They must be good!

Three-Cookies said...

I have never made these either. They sound delicious for sure

Drick said...

hey, do not feel left-out... I have not heard of these nor bookmarked them, have now..
hope all had a great weekend and hope your 'fall' is gearing up...

ping said...

Nope, you're definitely not the last one. I've never done this before nor heard of it. Great idea this. Cream cheese "syrup" sounds great!

Bev said...

I have never seen this idea before either. Very interesting! I've made cookies from a cake mix but have never tried pancakes. And like you said - they must be good if it has 458 comments. My goodness!

Martha said...

I have never, ever tried cake mix pancakes before. The look like so much fun! (And here I thought the Cake Mix Cookies were cool...)

Renae @ How to Have it All said...

Thanks for the linky and the yummy cake mix pancake recipe! I am certain my boys will love them!

Anita Stafford said...

I have shared Sunflower Wheat Muffins and Chicken and Dumplings Bake. Thank you for hosting!

Cooking for My Kids said...

Oh, wow. Those pancakes look amazing. I am positive that my littles would like them, too.

Tina said...

Definitely a must try..after all how could 458 people be wrong? I never saw the original post, so I am glad you pulled this one out. The cream cheese topping does sound like the perfect way to serve these. Thanks for sharing this one and all the links!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

The pancakes look great...that's a lot of comments! Thanks so much for hosting every week :)

Miz Helen said...

Your pancakes look awesome! Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting!
Miz Helen

Frugal in WV said...

I've never made these or heard about them, they look delicious! My two boys would love these, thanks for the idea :)

Debi said...

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Erin said...

You are not the last person to make them! I have had my eye on them for awhile, I just haven't gotten around to it! You are reminding me that I need to get on it!!

Gina said...

Why didn't I know about these amazing pancakes, I always feel like the last one to know, lol. I like how you kicked them up with the cream cheese icing. Hope all is good your way and you are enjoying your new home.
-Gina-

Sara @ Saucy Dipper said...

My husband's birthday is coming up and I was considering a birthday cake dip, but now I'm thinking birthday cake pancakes are in order. Decisions, decisions.

Lizzy said...

Oh, wow, what fabulous pancakes...and that glaze is so much more appealing than maple syrup...mmmmmmm.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a fantastic idea - these must have been a hit!! Delicious
Mary x

Dionne Baldwin said...

Cake batter has always been my favorite. Yes, I lick the spatula and I even leave a tad in the bowl too! (Since I have to share with my daughter.) This is my absolute favorite ice cream and now I can have them in pancake form! WOOHOO! I think I remember seeing this recipe but I had completely forgotten about it until now. I think I can relate to the daughter-phases. :)

laurie said...

They look amazing!

SnoWhite said...

looks like a great dessert -- I think they'd be too sweet for me to enjoy for breakfast, though ;-)

Ann said...

Wow- I really enjoy the How Sweet It Is blog...and cake mix in pancakes sounds absolutely decadent!

I suspect your daughter was VERY sincere with her compliments!

Mother Rimmy said...

I haven't heard of these either, but with such a terrific endorsement, I've saved them for the holidays. I'll have one happy family!

cookingvarieties said...

hi kristen. i like this, they look delicious

certaintyincookiesandtaxes said...

Those sound perfect for a morning treat - and I think perfect for sharing with my little one!

marisafrank said...

I have three boys that love pancakes. Something tells me they will like these even better. I think I will have to try them this weekend.

Emily Malloy said...

Yummm-oooo!

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

I haven't made them yet either. Have been seeing them around and wiping up puddles of drool each time but just hadn't gotten to it. I really really need to make these!

Kim Bee said...

I think my head must be buried in sand or something as these are new to me. I love that you used the funfetti. Such a cool idea. Great job on these. I am not a breakfast eater but I'd eat these with pleasure.

Kathryn said...

I had never heard of these before either, but you had me at cake for breakfast! I will have to try this some time. Thanks for sharing this with us:)

Jenn @ Baking Jenn's Blog said...

Wow, my boyfriend would go nuts for these! Awesome recipe!

Christine's Pantry said...

Wow! This looks so good. Yum!

Susan Lindquist said...

Wow! How have I missed these? Annnd ... your last photo is just beautiful ... great lighting and sharpness!

Just so you know ... I shared those Asiago rolls that you posted for one of the last Your recipe ... posts. They were soooo good! I made them with soup and we were in soup and bread heaven for two days!

Cathy W said...

Oh, wow--these look good! My MIL will love these! I like the cream cheese in the "syrup", too...it cuts the sweet just a little. I'm thinking of all of the good flavor combos...

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

My kids would love those! Of course what kids wouldn't love a legitimate excuse to eat cake for breakfast?!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Oh man, I was totally drooling when I saw these on her blog too. They do look incredible! Perhaps I will finally give them a try too when I am ready for a splurge day, lol.

Joanne said...

I haven't made these yet either, but I've been meaning to. Cream cheese frosting makes my world go round.

Becky Jane said...

I totally dislike reg frosting. Your cream cheese concoction sounds delicious!

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