Birthday Cake Pancakes with American Griddle

You don’t need a special occasion for birthday cake pancakes!  Preheat your American Steam Griddle or whatever griddle surface you will be using to 350° or medium-high heat.  For this recipe, we are going to create a rich and fun alternative to you normal basic buttermilk pancakes. This fun recipe will give you an amazing fun-filled breakfast or brunch option that is sure to turn heads. Follow these steps and get started on your new go-to pancake recipe:

Birthday Cake Pancakes Batter:

  • 1.5 C.     AP Flour
  • ½ C.       Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 Tbl.     Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbl.     Sugar
  • ¼ Tea.   Salt
  • 2 Tbl.     Rainbow Sprinkles
  • 2 Ea.      Eggs
  • ¼ C.        Butter (Melted)
  • ¼ C.        Milk


  • 1 C         Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbl.     Butter
  • 2 Tbl.     Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbl.     Whole Milk
  • ¼ Tbl.    Vanilla Extract

Birthday Cake Pancake Instructions:

  1. To prepare the birthday cake batter, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk separately.
  2.  Slowly add your wet bowl to the dry bowl and whisk until combined.
  3. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
  4. Prepare the glaze by combining all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. At this point you can add food coloring if desired.
  5. Butter the griddle and add 3 oz. of batter per cake to the griddle and allow it to cook until bubbles form on top.
  6. Flip the griddle cakes and allow it to cook on the other side.
  7. Stack on plate and drizzle with glaze. Garnish with whipped cream, cherries, cookie crumbles, etc.
  8. Enjoy!