Cake for breakfast? Yes, please! I love these funfetti cake mix pancakes. They are super easy to make and taste great! And you don’t feel guilty eating them because everyone needs to eat breakfast right?
Funfetti cake mix pancakes are fun to make for the whole family. But watch out your kids will get hooked on these and always want you to make them. They are that good! If you need inspiration on what to make for a birthday breakfast, make these awesome pancakes. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools
In order to make these amazing funfetti cake mix pancakes you will need the following ingredients:
- Funfetti Cake Mix – You can use pretty much any cake mix that you like.
- Eggs – The eggs will help with the leavening and act as a binder for the other ingredients.
- Oil – I generally use vegetable or canola oil but other oils will work well too.
- All-purpose flour – You need to add extra flour to the cake mix in order to make these pancakes.
- Milk – The milk will provide most of the moisture for these pancakes. I like to use whole milk but any milk will work. If you are dairy-free you can use almond milk.
- Skillet or griddle
How to make funfetti cake mix pancakes
In a large bowl whisk the eggs and then add the oil and the milk and whisk to combine those ingredients. If you don’t have a whisk a fork will work just fine.
Step 3: Add in the flour and cake mix
Next, add in the flour and the cake mix and whisk really well until all those dry ingredients are combined. If you want to use different flavors you can, pick any cake mix that you want.
If you want thicker pancakes, use less milk, if you want thinner pancakes at this point you can add additional milk. The funfetti cake mix pancakes batter is complete and ready to go.
Step 4: Cook those funfetti cake mix pancakes
Spray a skillet with kitchen spray or use a griddle. Set the heat to medium and allow it to heat up. Use a ladle or measuring cup and add some pancake batter to the hot skillet or griddle. Let the pancakes sit for a few minutes and cook until you see little bubbles form on the top and also on the edges.
Check underneath the funfetti pancake with a spatula and when it is golden brown flip it over and cook the other side. The second side will cook faster than the first. Once both sides are brown the funfetti cake mix pancake is done! Put it on a plate and serve.
Step 5: Serve up those cake mix pancakes
Now you can add whatever toppings that you like. I don’t normally add maple syrup to these because it makes them really sweet. However I do like to add whipped cream or cool whip and sprinkles on the top.
You could actually layer up the pancakes and then frost it like you would a cake and slice and serve it that way if you wanted. You could add fruit and any other toppings that you like. Enjoy!
Funfetti Cake Mix Pancakes
- skillet or griddle
- 1 funfetti cake mix box or any kind
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup of oil vegetable, canola, olive, etc. (60mL)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour plain flour (60g)
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups of Milk 500 to 625mL
- In a large bowl whisk the eggs and then add the oil and 2 cups of the milk.
- Next, add the flour and the cake mix and whisk those ingredients in. Add more milk as necessary, if you want the pancakes to be thicker don't add as much milk. If you want them thinner add more milk. The pancake batter is ready to go, easy as that.
- Heat a skillet or griddle on medium heat. Spray it with kitchen spray and then use a ladle or measuring cup and pour some pancake batter onto it.
- Heat the pancakes until little bubbles form and then flip them over. It should be golden brown. Then cook the second side until golden brown. It will take less time to cook the second side. Once both sides are golden brown they are done. Remove and serve.
- Top with frosting, whipped cream, fruit, sprinkles, etc. Enjoy!
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For those asking if it will work with the Gluten Free Funfetti…
I tried it today. I used GF mix, GF 1-to-1 flour, and almond milk. Everything else was as listed in the recipe.
I ended up with 3 1/2 cups of milk, and still the mix was so thick the pancakes wouldn’t cook through before the top and bottom began to scorch.
I’m not sure if there’s something different in the GF mix, or if almond milk isn’t the way to go, but sadly this didn’t work out for us.
Hi Mike, anytime you make pancakes and are adjusting the recipe, you may need to add more milk. Most pancakes can handle adding more milk to get the pancakes as thin as you want. It may not be the case with gluten-free, however, I haven’t tried a gluten-free funfetti mix. Almond milk should be fine since it works well in regular pancakes, most likely you just need to add a bit more to thin the batter out. Also, if you have issues with the pancakes scorching on the bottom, reduce the heat some, instead of medium go down to medium-low.
Have you tried this with gluten free mixes?
Hi Cassie! No I haven’t.
Try making Duncan Hines blueberry muffin mix pancakes. I don’t change from the recipe on the box. I melt butter on them and we eat them with our hands. My family loves them! Done much faster than baking muffins!
Yummy! I make my blueberry muffins from scratch. 🙂 But the box mix isn’t too bad. I also make blueberry pancakes from scratch as well. 🙂
Definitely trying this. We have Halloween funfetti cake mix to use.
Good luck, let me know how it goes, Belin. 🙂
I’m making them with the exact same mix lol
loverly, I actually started making pancakes for the first time last month because of the lockdown, I’m definitely going to try this recip
Thank you! Yes please do give it a try sometime. 🙂
my kids would love this! i’m saving this so i can make them this weekend.
It’s been such a long time we have not had pancakes at home. So it was a nice reminder thanks to you. This funfetti cake pancake looks absolutely yummy after it’s made. Although we don’t have this brand available here, need to find something similar to this mix.
Thank you! If you have any kind of cake mixes there, those should work as well. 🙂
These funfetti cake mix pancakes look like so much fun for the whole family! My kids would love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
You are so very welcome, Anna! 🙂
Funetti is party in a pancake! I would love to make this for brunch soon!
Agreed!! lol 🙂
Your Funfetti Cake Mix Pancakes recipe looks so easy to do! I can’t wait to make them. I’m getting hungry! So yummy!
Thank you, Emman! 🙂
These are some amazing looking pancakes. They are my favorite way to eat breakfast.
Thank you, Wendy!
Oh yes please these look lovely and perfect to bake up a storm in the kitchen during this lockdown xx
hahaha thank you! 🙂
wow. these look so special! i would love to try some but probably more as a dessert versus breakfast lol. frosting on top of the pancakes makes it more like cake.
That is whipped cream/cool whip on top, not frosting, haha. But you could put frosting on it if you wanted. haha
Really cool idea for the kids. I’ll make them some on Saturday. Thank you for your awesome idea.
Thanks, Steven! You are welcome!
This looks so good! It’s like dessert for breakfast! I can’t wait to make these!
Thank you!! 🙂 🙂
Funfetti pancakes are a great idea. Of course they’re fun. The word is in the name!
can I please have this for my birthday all day long? I mean, this recipe looks so delicious I just want to try this pancakes.
hehehe thanks! I know right?? The perfect birthday breakfast. 🙂
My kids love funfetti! These Funfetti pancakes were so good.
So awesome, Laura! 🙂
these are so fun! and delicious!
Thank you, Rachael! 🙂
My family would love this! Can’t wait to try it.
That is great, Katie! 🙂 🙂