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Birthday Cake Pancakes

Start the day off right for your loved one with these truly cake-like Birthday Cake Pancakes - loaded with sprinkles and topped with a powdered sugar glaze and birthday candle. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 334 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled a bit
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat an electric griddle to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, melted butter and one teaspoon of vanilla.

  3. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir together with a spatula until most of the flour is incorporated. Add the sprinkles and mix until batter is free of all flour streaks. Batter will be very thick.

  4. Swirl a bit of butter under each place on griddle where you will be dropping the batter. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle for each pancake. I used a large cookie scoop for easy release of the batter. Cook until tops are beginning to look dry. You may see a few bubbles, but batter is thick, so you may not. I think these cooked for 6 - 8 minutes on one side before I flipped them. Flip and leave on griddle until cooked through.

  5. To prepare the glaze, put the butter and milk in a glass bowl and microwave until melted. Add the vanilla and pinch of salt and whisk. Add powdered sugar, ΒΌ cup at a time, whisking after each addition. If glaze still seems too loose, add a little extra powdered sugar.

  6. Serve the pancakes topped with glaze and more sprinkles.