My sweet, energetic, determined, little boy turned 7! The sky was the limit for his birthday dinner. He could go to his favorite restaurant, order pizza, whatever… William requested I make breakfast for dinner. I wanted to whip up a special treat. Our Happy Birthday Pancakes, complete with sprinkles, create a celebration. Warning: They are very sweet so you will need a large glass of milk. Happy Birthday, William! Love, Mommy
Happy Birthday Pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1 T sugar
3/4 t baking powder
pinch of salt
1 t vanilla extract
1-2 cups milk
Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, eggs, and vanilla and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. You might need to add a little more milk. Take a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat. Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
Mix milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix sprinkles into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.