Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Cake Batter Trend

Long time no see! I can't believe it has been 2 1/2 months since our last post. Our blog has about 3 regular contributors and an additional 3 occasional contributors, but we have really dropped the ball lately!

As for myself, my husband and I bought a house in January (Whoohoo! Finally!), moved in at the end of February, and in addition to all of the work that goes into getting a house organized and put together, we had a terrible time getting our internet up and running. So, that's my excuse! As for the other contributors, I know they have all been busy too and well, life is just crazy sometimes!

But just because we haven't been posting recipes, it doesn't mean that we haven't been making, trying, and photographing them!

So, now it is time to play catch up.

My youngest sister loves the flavor of cake batter in her goodies. In fact, we've already posted a recipe for cake batter ice cream which you can find here. But since then, we have tried a few more cake batter recipes (and have others planned for the future).

So tonight, I am going to share recipes for cake batter rice crispies and cake batter pancakes.

The cake batter gives the rice crispies an added level of flavor. They are pretty tasty.

As for the cake batter pancakes, they are to-die-for. I was seriously craving them the next day. They are so rich and decadent. So, so, so good.

So, buy a box of yellow cake mix and throw it into your next batch of rice crispies or pancakes and enjoy the cake batter trend yourself!

Cake Batter Rice Crispies


3 tablespoons butter
1 (10 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
1/4 cup yellow cake mix
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 (1.75 ounce) container multi-colored sprinkles


Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows begin to melt, adding in cake mix one spoonful at a time so that the cake mix is fully incorporated. Stir in cereal until it is completely coated with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle in half of the sprinkles and mix. Press into a 9x13 baking dish and top with remaining sprinkles. Let stand for about 30 minutes before cutting.

Notes: If you like more of a cake mix flavor, feel free to add 1/2 cup yellow cake mix...or even a little more!

Source: I found this recipe on Pinterest. I found an identical recipe from two separate blogs. and

Cake Batter Pancakes



1 cup Original Bisquick Mix
1 cup Betty Crocker Supermoist Yellow Cake Mix
3 tablespoons candy sprinkles
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

Glaze and Garnish:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Additional candy sprinkles


Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375 degrees; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil, or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water spirnkled on it dance and disappear.)

In medium bowl, stir together pancake ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until pancakes are golden brown. Stack on serving plates.

In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until smooth.

To serve, top each serving with glaze and additional candy sprinkles.

Notes: This was a hit with everyone. My mom thought they were a little too rich or sweet for dinner though (we paired it with a savory breakfast casserole which I felt evened things out nicely, so I didn't agree with my Mom...breakfast or dinner, this recipe is a winner).

I ate my pancakes with the glaze and a little whipped cream on top...with sprinkles, of course. My Mom tried hers with some berry syrup and really liked it. I also think it would be great with your classic maple syrup too.

The Betty Crocker website mentions that this would be a great pancake to serve at a breakfast birthday party! What a great idea. One of my friends had a pancake birthday party for her girls and everyone showed up in their pajamas and had pancakes for breakfast. A great change of pace for a birthday party.

Source: I found this on the Betty Crocker website (you can find it here). The recipe is credited to blogger Jessica Walker. You can check out her blog here.

1 comment:

  1. Cake batter = better! Or at least it must be because both the treats and the pancakes went over really big. I cut up the Rice Crispie treats, turned my back, and they were gone! It think Pete must have eaten three of them by himself.

    The pancakes were really, really rich, but very easy to make and visually appealing. And, as Pete said when he sold me a play donut, "Look! It has sprinkles on it. You're lucky!" You know, sprinkles do make one feel lucky!