5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes

I had wonderful birthdays growing up, and that always meant that mom would bake me a cake – whatever flavor I wanted. I went through phases of chocolate and spice cake but to this day, my favorite is by far Funfetti. I mean I was seriously considering a Funfetti wedding cake. I just love how all of the colors are so exciting! It’s like a surprise is waiting inside every time you cut a piece. In all honesty, it’s kind of like the magic of listening to your rice krispie cereal even when you’re over two decades old. This is why I wanted to put together a recipe to start the out the day of the person turning another year older right with these 5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes.

You’ve already read about my love affair with the pancake ritual during the weekends and frankly – homemade chocolate syrup. Fixing Sunday morning breakfast was always something that my parentas did together and while mom would work on the bacon, sausage and syrup – dad would usually start on pancakes. The cakes growing up were also a joint effort. I mentioned mom would bake the cake, which was fantastic and then dad would decorate it.

Dad being a retired professional sculptor and all, I guess you could describe him as artistic. I remember he made me a beautiful Mickey Mouse cake when I was four, an Ariel cake when I was a little older and I’ll never forget the cake that was an actual volcano complete with dry ice for a smoky effect. I really didn’t start to get cakes from the store until I was much older, and will always treasure those that both my parents stayed up half the night making. They literally baked me a frog cake once made from a teddy bear mold. I am so blessed! With that being said, I wanted to learn a new tradition that I’ll be able to incorporate one day when I have kids and I decided, what could be more unique than these 5 Ingredient Funfetti birthday pancakes?

The best part is that its just as easy as making traditional ones and they taste just as good!

This recipe makes enough for two people.

You’ll want to start out by pouring 1/2 a box of Funfetti cake mix into a mixing bowl.

Next, you’ll add the milk.

Then add the oil.

Next, you’ll incorporate the egg and top it off with flour.

Then, mix well with a beater until the consistency of the batter is smooth.

Warm your greased pan up to medium heat and then cook on Low-Medium until you see the holes in the middle indicative that they are done on one side. Go ahead and flip them so you can cook the remaining side.

What I recommend now is to place them in a stack.

Start with your largest pancakes on the bottom and build to your smaller ones on the top.

Use some fantastic homemade whipped cream to put them together (if the pancakes are really hot this may be slippery so be mindful of making a mess).

Finally, place a dash of fun sprinkles on the top and some fantastic candles (this is a great way to stabilize the top layers) there as well. I chose the sparkler candles, even though you can’t tell. Add some whipped cream here or there to make it look all the more appetizing!

Now you just need to serve it to your birthday person! I’m not sure if I’d recommend eating this in bed unless you offer a pretty big plate to chase around the pancakes on, but either way it should be a great way to start the day!

What are some of your favorite ways to start the birthdays of those special in your life? I’m looking forward to serving 5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes to those in mine!

5 Ingredient Funfetti Birthday Pancakes


  • Half a Box of Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Fun Candles


  1. Mix 1/2 Box of Funfetti Mix with 1 1/4 Cups of Milk, 2 Tablespoons of Oil, 1 Egg and 1/4 Cup of Flour.
  2. Cook batter over medium heat on greased pan until holes appear in the middle. Then turn with a spatula to cook remaining side.
  3. Stack all pancakes based on size and place whipped cream in between them!
  4. Decorate with fun sprinkles and candles!
  5. Surprise the special person in your life with their Funfetti Birthday Pancakes that they will never forget!

Thanks for reading!




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