Birthday Cake Pancakes

These birthday cake pancakes combine that sweet funfetti flavor with a decadent vanilla frosting and all the sprinkles. You’re just 15 minutes away from birthday cake for breakfast deliciousness!

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 lb vanilla frosting
  • Rainbow sprinkles


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the melted butter and eggs.
  2. Add the milk and whisk until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and vanilla and almond extracts, whisking until the batter is lump-free.
  4. Quickly stir in the sprinkles and pour the batter onto a hot non-stick pan or griddle, cooking until golden brown on each side.
  5. Once the pancakes have cooled slightly, frost each with a thin layer of vanilla frosting. Stack to desired height.
  6. Melt a few tablespoons of leftover frosting in the microwave (about 10-15 seconds) and pour over top of your pancakes. You can also use maple syrup if you would prefer.
  7. Garnish with sprinkles.


  • Dry, uncoated sprinkles like jimmies and quins tend to lose their color the longer their submerged in batter. To keep the colors from running, don’t add your sprinkles to the batter until the last possible moment.
  • Alternatively, you can add your sprinkles directly to the uncooked side of the pancakes. Once flipped, the colors will bleed up to the top of the cooking pancakes, but may look like a bit of a hot mess on the bottom.
  • To get that perfectly round scoop of frosting on the top, I use an ice cream scoop. To keep a soft frosting from losing it’s shape as it’s pushed out of the scoop, try freezing the ice cream scoop for 5 minutes.
  • Storing pancakes: Looking to save time? You can make these pancakes ahead of time and refrigerate them for 1-2 days or freeze them for 1-2 months. Simply place a piece of parchment between each pancake and seal in an airtight plastic bag.
  • Reheating refrigerated or frozen pancakes: Simply microwave your pancakes on medium power for 1-2 minutes or bake at 350F for 10 minutes.


Keywords: funfetti, fluffy pancake recipe, birthday breakfast