As I sit here and write this I am gobbling these up and thinking why have I never made these before! This is a fantastic recipe that brings together three great things in life – pancakes, birthday cake & icing!! What better way to show your love to someone on their birthday than bringing these iced birthday cake pancakes in bed…actually…what better way just to treat someone (even yourself) any time or day of the week :).
To make these you will be cheating a little by using cake mixture but that is the secret to these little treats! Also to get that perfect round shape that you can stack you will need a large round metal biscuit cutter which you can pop in to your frying pan and pour your mixture into this – just be careful picking up the cutter as it will get hot!
I hope you enjoy these as much as me! I am a huge pancake fan and don’t forget pancake day on the 4th of March 😉
Makes 9 Prep Time 5mins Cook Time 4-5mins Difficulty: Easy
- 100g Plain Flour
- 100g Pre-made Cake Mix (like Betty Crocker Yellow Cake Mix or just a simple Victoria Sponge Mix)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 100ml Milk
- A Sprinkle of Multi-coloured Sprinkles
For the Icing
- 4 Tablespoons Icing Sugar (sieved)
- 2&1/2 Teaspoon Milk
- Drop of Vanilla Extract
- Sprinkles to top
1. In a bowl combine the flour, cake mix, baking powder and sugar – mix well.
2. Add your eggs, vanilla extract and milk to your dry ingredients and mix well to form a pancake batter consistency.
3. Sprinkle some coloured sprinkles in to your mixture.
4. Grease a frying pan and put on a medium heat on the hob. If using a biscuit cutter then place it in your pan and spoon about 3 – 4 spoonfuls in to your cutter. If your not using a biscuit cutter just pour a small amount of mixture in to your pan.
5. Leave to cook for around 2 minutes (your pancakes should be bubbling) and then flip over. If your using a biscuit cutter then by now it should be safe enough to remove the cutter to allow you to flip over the pancake. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
6. Once you have cooked all your pancakes it’s time to make the icing. This is so simple, just sieve your icing sugar in to a bowl. Add your milk and vanilla extract and mix. You should have a mixture that isn’t too runny but will just about run over the side of the pancakes. Pour your icing over the top of your pancakes and sprinkle with sprinkles.
There you have it! A gorgeous celebratory breakfast coming up 🙂
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