Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes

is it weird that i’m still avoiding a birthday that happened weeks ago?


so typically i write a letter to myself about the previous year. i know it’s a little weird but i think it’s cool to look back and remember what the year gave you. the good, the bad, the people,  the ugly, the hard, the pride. but this year, i haven’t written it yet. this year feels a little, blah. honestly. there haven’t been any big changes or milestones in my life. there have been a lot of big moments for people i love though, so that is exciting…but it also forces a mirror in front of you. i can’t help but compare.

it feels like the past year has been a revolving door leading me back to the exact same place.

i don’t want the next year to be like running up a down escalator. did you do that as a kid? such a horrible idea every time but i couldn’t stop myself.


so maybe i’m dragging my feet on putting the bow on the last year because i feel a little disappointed in the progress i made and am afraid the next year will be the same. but you know what, maybe i’m right where i need to be. i kind of have to believe that. maybe my life is pretty rich and so nothing drastic needed to change. plus i had a pretty sweet birthday this year.

i was in mexico this year and so i celebrated my birthday with like 7 little celebrations – brunches, dinners, champagne toasts, family time, gifts at my desk. and in mexico. hi, tequila. you’re my best friend. so that’s another thing – i’m pretty loved (by people…and tequila).

plus, i mean – there are funfetti pancakes in this world. with sprinkles. life is pretty great like that.


i made these when i was home celebrating my birthday – my niece loves to cook with me (which tickles me) and she loves sprinkles, so these made for a pretty perfect morning.

i think i’ll go write that birthday letter to myself now. thanks for the pep talk.


Author: Adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T’s
Serves: about 18 to 20 pancakes
  • 1 1/3 cup white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles
  • whipped cream (i really didn’t find that icing was necessary here)
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cake mix.
  2. In another small bowl, mix together the oil, eggs and milk. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray. Ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan and cook the pancakes for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side (wait for it to bubble, then flip)
  4. top with additional sprinkles and whip cream



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