Funfetti Pancakes

Use a box cake mix to make birthday pancakes! These Funfetti Pancakes are soft, fluffy and filled with colorful sprinkles. Top with a vanilla glaze.

There’s nothing like waking up to a stack of sprinkle filled pancakes on your birthday. It’s the perfect way to start your celebration!

You love how we’ve made cookies, donuts and chocolate waffles from cake mix. Today I’m showing you how to make funfetti pancakes from a cake mix.

a stack of birthday pancakes with candles

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Uses pantry ingredients including a box cake mix.
  • Soft, fluffy pancakes that are loaded with colorful sprinkles.
  • Use festive sprinkles if you’d like for any holiday.
  • Top with a vanilla powdered sugar glaze drizzled over the top. And don’t forget the candles!

Can you make pancakes from a cake mix?

Yes! And you’ll love how easy it is. There are endless recipes on the web for cake mix pancakes. I love this version for the funfetti pancakes because it keeps that cake flavor, but adds additional ingredients to extend the batter to serve more.

How to Make Funfetti Pancakes

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cake mix. Set aside.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the oil, eggs and milk.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles. Batter will be thick. (If you’d like thinner pancakes, you can add a bit more milk.)
  • Heat a griddle to about 250-275º Fahrenheit (low heat so the pancakes do not burn). Spray the griddle with cooking spray.
  • Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan and cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbles start forming in the batter. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute or until cooked through.

Funfetti Pancakes without a Cake Mix

If you want to make sprinkle birthday pancakes without a cake mix, simply make a traditional pancake recipe and add colorful sprinkles to the batter. Any pancake recipe will do. You can even use a boxed pancake mix.

3 funfetti pancakes on a plate with icing

Toppings for Funfetti Pancakes

Top the pancakes with a simple powdered sugar glaze.

In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, softened butter, cream and vanilla. This frosting will be at a spreadable consistency. If you’d like to drizzle the frosting, microwave the frosting for about 10 seconds and stir, then drizzle over the pancakes.

Other topping ideas:

stack of funfetti pancakes with a bite out
stack of funfetti pancakes with a bite out

Funfetti Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Use a box cake mix to make birthday pancakes! These Funfetti Pancakes are soft, fluffy and filled with colorful sprinkles. Top with a vanilla glaze.
Servings 11
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (aluminum free)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix (15.25 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons half & half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cake mix. Set aside.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the oil, eggs and milk.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles. Batter will be thick. (If you’d like thinner pancakes, you can add a bit more milk.)
  • Heat a griddle to about 250-275º Fahrenheit (low heat so the pancakes do not burn). Spray the griddle with cooking spray.
  • Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan and cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbles start forming in the batter. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute or until cooked through.
  • This recipes makes about 22 5″ pancakes.

Make the Frosting:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, softened butter, cream and vanilla. This frosting will be at a spreadable consistency.
  • If you’d like to drizzle the frosting, microwave the frosting for about 10 seconds and stir, then drizzle over the pancakes.
  • Double the frosting recipe, if desired.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe making about 22 pancakes, with 1 serving being 2 pancakes. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 411
Keyword birthday breakfast, box cake mix recipe

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