Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Pancakes

Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Pancakes are so much fun! My daughter just loves them. They make her feel extra special on her birthday at breakfast time.

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Top them with glaze and make the pancakes as big as small as you want. But a tall stack of pancakes is always impressive and you can always divide the plate up after singing happy birthday.

These Birthday Cake Pancakes make everyone smile at the table and they are super tasty, as all pancakes are! Decorate them with sprinkles and candles and almost replaces a traditional cake. Cake for breakfast!

But a tall stack of pancakes is always impressive and you can always divide the plate up after singing happy birthday.

To save time, you can also substitute the dry ingredients (besides the funfetti mix) with a gluten-free pancake box mix, but feel free to use any sort of pancake recipe or box mix it that you prefer, or make them from scratch with the recipe below.

Trader Joe’s makes an amazing gluten-free pancake mix which has been my favorite to use lately. In the past I’ve use Pamela’s and I’ve also use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free mixes. All are delicious.

This is sure to become a family tradition for everyone’s birthday in your family including yours. Happy Birthday! Enjoy.

Gluten-Free birthday Cake Pancakes

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Gluten-Free Birthday Cake Pancakes Recipe

Gluten-Free Funfetti Cake Batter Pancakes will make a birthday or any day extra special. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, cake, gluten-free, pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author TFK


  • 1 1/3 cup Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box Gluten-free Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons half & half cream milk will works also
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cake mix. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, mix together the oil, eggs and milk.
  3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles. Batter will be thick. (If you'd like thinner pancakes, you can add a bit more milk.)
  4. Heat a griddle to about 250-275 degrees (low heat so the pancakes do not burn). Spray the griddle with cooking spray.
  5. Use ice cream scoop to ladle the pancake batter onto the hot pan and cook the pancakes for about 1-2 minutes or until bubbles start forming in the batter. Flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute or until cooked through.

  6. This recipes makes about 22 5" pancakes.

For the Frosting

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, softened butter, cream and vanilla. This frosting will be at a spreadable consistency.
  2. If you'd like to drizzle the frosting, microwave the frosting for about 10 seconds and stir, then drizzle over the pancakes.
  3. Double the frosting recipe, if desired.

Recipe Notes

These pancakes freeze well. Place wax paper between each pancake and put them in a Ziploc bag. The wax paper will help them to separate easily.

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