I woke up bright and early today to make all my little ones Cake Batter Pancakes. My little ones are 3 teenage kids (two - 18 yr olds and one - 19 yr old) and one 12-year old boy. And they LOVED THEM... they said WAY-BETTER-THEN regular pancakes! Mission Accomplished. My love-one is working, so I woke up to beautiful flowers and a card on the counter! LOVE!!!
Just wanted to share my card with all of you.. best card ever in the 13 years we've been married!
"To My Wife... this is Valentine's Day, Let's Spend the Evening playing around with one of those fun battery-powered Gadgets! (open card guy with a remote) So, what channel do you want to watch? Happy Valentine's Day, I do love you more then the remote." Okay, yes my husband is a little obsessed with the remote and I do tease him alot! BEST-CARD-EVER!!! :-)
Let's get to these delicious pancakes now! They are thick and rich with just a hint of cake flavor and they really really truly do taste better then regular pancakes.
Cake Batter Pancakes
recipe found over at How Sweet Eats
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup cake mix (we used white, but vanilla or yellow work too)
1 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2+ cups milk (try using vanilla almond milk, YUM!)
Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract 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. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat (I use an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). 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, powdered sugar and/or sryup.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon 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 into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.