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Yes you can eat cake for breakfast! Pancake "Cake"

Pancake Cake

It’s National Pancake Week! We’re thrilled to pull out the griddle and help celebrate with our pancake “cake”. You and your kids will absolutely LOVE this. It’s fun and completely customizable. And your sure to receive bonus cool Mom {or Dad} points.

It starts with your favorite pancake recipe. We use a very basic family recipe that comes together in a snap. We make the pancakes smaller than usual so everyone can have their own individual pancake “cakes” but every now and then we make a family size pancake “cake” too. A quick trick: if you’re not happy with the shape of your pancakes just whip out a round cookie cutter and voila, perfectly uniform pancakes. It’s even fun to make special shapes for special occasions.

Then all that’s left to do is you whip up your “icing”. We use a mixture of our favorite flavored yogurt {strawberry and blueberry are always popular in our house} and mascarpone cheese. If you can’t find this sweet Italian cheese you can substitute cream cheese. Top your “cakes” with fresh berries and watch them disappear quicker than you can whip up a new batch of pancakes!

This is one cake you can feel good about serving for breakfast ; )

Pancake Cake

What you’ll need:
pancakes:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter – melted
“icing”:
16 ounces flavored yogurt
8 ounces cream cheese
fresh fruit to garnish

What to do:
1. Mix together: flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.

2. Add to flour mixture, stirring only until smooth. Add in butter. Note: If batter seems too thick to pour, add a little more milk.

3. Cook on a hot griddle pan, using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook until bubbly and lightly browned on the bottom. Flip pancakes and brown the other side.

4. To assemble pancake “cakes”. 4 pancakes per cake. Layer “icing” in between each layer. Garnish with fresh berries.

For more fun recipes to celebrate National Pancake Week, check out FujiMama’s post Get Pancaking for National Pancake Week!

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