In my year and a half of blogging I have noticed one thing; Just like in fashion, there appears to be food trends. I have seen people online go crazy for cupcakes, peanut butter, cookie dough, cake pops, Oreo pops and now it appears the flavor of the month (no pun intended hehe) is Cake Batter.
This one intrigues me because I always thought of cake batter as having just one purpose........to make a cake. I never imagined that you could use it to make things taste like cake batter. How odd!
But I stumbled upon a recipe for cake batter pancakes and they looked so good and so easy that I thought I must try them.
And what a perfect treat for little kids who have just finished their first week at school (or first week back at school). But be prepared to get requests for these every morning as I now do from my three year old.
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 1/2 cups butter cake mix
1 tbl spoon sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup icing sugar
1-2 tbl spoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cake mix, sugar, baking powder. Mix. Make a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Pour in the vanilla essence and the milk. Use a metal whisk to mix until well combined. Add sprinkles and stir well.
2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Place a teaspoon of butter into the centre of the pan. Use a 1/4 cup measurement to pour batter into the centre of the pan. Using a measuring cup means you get even sized pancakes. Once bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake, use a spatula to carefully flip the pancake over. Cook for a few minutes until cooked through. Remove pancake from the pan and set aside on a plate. Repeat with remaining butter and pancake batter.
3. Meanwhile to make the glaze, combine the icing sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl. You don't want it to be too thick so add more milk if needed. Add the sprinkles just before serving otherwise the colours run and the glaze turns into a khaki colour.
4. Take your stack of pancakes and drizzle generously with vanilla glaze. Enjoy :)