Start celebrating your birthday first thing in the morning by devouring a stack of these Birthday Cake Pancakes. Pancakes created using cake mix and studded with sprinkles are drizzled with Vanilla Sugar Glaze and topped with even more sprinkles to create a super special start to your day.
These pancakes are something special. They are deemed Birthday Cake Pancakes as the only time they are served in our house are for your birthday breakfast. We started this tradition three years ago when Camryn turned three and have continued since. That means that between March 7th and May 31st, I make these pancakes four times. That’s a whole lot of pancakes!
First, the pancakes. Deemed Birthday Cake Pancakes because they actually contain boxed cake mix in the batter. They also are studded with sprinkles. Lots and lots and LOTS of sprinkles. Like an entire bottle of sprinkles when I triple the batch. And trust me, you’ll want to at least double this recipe as having a stash of these pancakes in your freezer to enjoy on a whim is indeed something worth celebrating!
Next up? The Vanilla Sugar Glaze. Boring ‘ol maple syrup just won’t do when you’re celebrating a birthday! Instead, this glaze is pretty much a pourable frosting. How can you go wrong?
Last but not least, MORE sprinkles! I mean, why not more sprinkles? We’re celebrating a birthday, anything’s fair game at this point.
Birthday Cake Pancakes to start the day and the actual birthday cake itself after dinner. The perfect way to bookend a celebration, wouldn’t you agree?
This recipe first appeared on Melanie Makes last year. I’ve rephotographed it and renamed it to reflect what we call these pancakes in our home.