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Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

30 mins
25 pancakes
These fun pancakes start with a box of cake mix for sweet, fluffy pancakes anyone will love.
Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes
These fun pancakes start with a box of cake mix for sweet, fluffy pancakes anyone will love.
Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

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It has been raining here for the past two weeks straight. I feel like I’m back in Florida again.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain.. but everyday is a little much. When it rains it makes me not want to do anything and just curl up on the couch and either take a nap or binge watch Netflix.

Unfortunately, I cannot… kids.

So with this rain has given me multiple chances to get in the kitchen and make some pretty amazing dishes for you guys!

And even with the rain, it’s still sunny and bright enough outside for pretty pictures… and we all love pretty pictures.

Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

Which totally reminds me… I had the first photo I ever submitted to Foodgawker accepted!

Apparently it’s really hard to get your food photos accepted on that site so I’ve always had hesitations about submitting.

Plus, my earlier food photos were definitely not foodgawker worthy. Recently I just decided, “what the heck” and I submitted the photo of my Raspberry Lemonade Sangria and it was accepted! 


Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

But back to the pancakes. We all love pancakes and anything with sprinkles is a win in my book. So why not mash the two together?

Here comes cake batter funfetti pancakes! My only problem is that I slightly screwed up the look of the pancakes by using yellow cake mix instead of white… whoops.

I had a box of yellow and didn’t think it would make that much of a difference in color. Well, as you can tell, it did but the flavor profile I was going for is still the exact same even if the pancakes turned out yellow-ish.

And they’re still pretty so who cares about the yellow-ness. You can make these pancakes any day of the week or you can save them for a special birthday.

Me… I’ll make pancakes any day.

Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

Cake Batter Funfetti Pancakes

4.52 from 25 votes
These fun pancakes start with a box of cake mix for sweet, fluffy pancakes anyone will love.
Yield 25 pancakes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In large stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add all pancake ingredients and mix until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Fold in the additional sprinkles.
  • Heat electric griddle to medium, about 300° F, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop pancakes batter by 1/4 cupfuls and cook until bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for additional 2 minutes. Continue with entire batter.
  • In small bowl or measuring cup, add frosting ingredients, and stir until combined.
  • Serve pancakes warm with frosting drizzled over top or your favorite topping.
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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Congrats on FG!! Re the rain: that’s where you and I differ. I LIVE for the days when I get to curl up and do nothing. 😉
    I’m obsessed with these pancakes. Sooo freakin cute!!

    1. I love me some rainy days… especially growing up in Florida. However, it’s the weeks long or more that start to drain on me. Kinda like winter with its endless grey days. Unfortunately, for me with kids.. the days of curling up and doing nothing are long gone… haha

  2. Jennifer, my daughter is about to visit me for a whole 10 days! These pancakes could not have shown up in my feed at a better time. 🙂 She’s one of those ‘I’m too cool’ tweens, but she’s still a sucker for sprinkles. This will earn me some brownie points with the hard-to-please teen for sure!

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