Cakespy: Funfetti Pancakes

[Photographs and original illustrations: Cakespy]

Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.

Fact: half of the word "pancake" is comprised of the word "cake". Actually, if you want to get really technical, it's slightly more than half.

And in celebration of bringing more cake to the pan, I'd like to present my newest invention: Funfetti Pancakes.

By lightly modifying a typical cake mix, you can make your own DIY pancake mix; the resulting pancakes are light and fluffy, but sweeter (and in this case, more colorful) than the typical griddle fare. Top them with jam, syrup, or even cake frosting for a morning treat that tastes like sweet fun.

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, gallery owner, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website. She is currently at work on her first book.

Cakespy: Funfetti Pancakes

About This Recipe

Active time:5 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
Special equipment:Small or medium frying pan, spatula


  • 1/2 box (about 2 1/2 cups) Funfetti or Rainbow Chip Cake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • butter, for greasing your frying pan


  1. 1

    Combine the dry cake mix with the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

  2. 2

    Blend on medium-low speed until the batter is fully incorporated, about 2 minutes.

  3. 3

    Prepare your frying pan by lightly greasing it with butter; let it heat up on a medium-high heat setting on your stovetop.

  4. 4

    Drop the batter, 1/4 cup at a time, on to the prepared griddle. When the edges turn golden and are beginning to lightly bubble, flip the pancake and let the second side bake (this may take less time than the first side).

  5. 5

    Serve immediately; garnish with jam, syrup, or even some cake frosting if you're feeling very decadent.


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