Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes

Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes

I love pancakes. I make them all the time for dinner and for breakfast pretty often but I religiously make them for Christmas morning breakfast every year. Last year I got distracted by online shopping and burned the pancakes.

Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes

This year I shopped the online sales on Christmas Eve and made sure to thoroughly enjoy myself on Christmas day. This year I decided on red and green swirl cake batter pancakes.

Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes

These pancakes can be adapted to any holiday or birthday by changing the sprinkles stirred into the batter. I topped mine with whipped cream and crushed peppermint. I made a glaze as well but the pancakes don’t really need it. They’re already sweet enough. When I heated up the leftovers I topped it with maple syrup only.

Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes

10 pancakes

Christmas Cake Batter Pancakes


1 1/2 cups plain flour

1 cup yellow cake mix

1 tbs sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup milk

2 tbs butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cake mix, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, buttermilk, milk and vanilla.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
  3. Heat a pan to medium high heat and scoop 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake and grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Top with whipped cream and maple syrup.

adapted from Pennies on a Platter

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