Cake Mix Pancakes

This is less of a recipe and more of a trick. But it's a great one to know! With this in your toolbox you can whip up some surprising and yummy pancakes on short notice any day of the week!


  • 1 18.25-ounce box cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • ½ cup butter or ¼ cup oil for frying
  1. Make cake mix batter according to package directions.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter or heat ½ tablespoon oil in a skillet or griddle. Ladle ¼ cup pancake batter per pancake into skillet.

  3. Flip when bubbles form on top of pancakes.

  4. Serve with fresh fruit, syrup, and/or whipped cream!

Get Creative

Don't be afraid to toss fruit, nuts, or even bits of candy bar into the mix on very special occasions. Make banana bread pancakes with walnuts and real maple syrup on top, white cake mix pancakes with blueberries and blueberry syrup, cherry cake mix pancakes with chocolate syrup, confetti cake mix pancakes for a birthday, and pineapple cake mix pancakes with blueberry syrup. Have fun!

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