Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pancake mix Cake



I first had this cake about 15 years ago. My good friends mom owned a catering wagon and had this cake on her menu. Years later, my aunt passed on her version of the recipe, basically all the ingredients are the same except hers increases the pancake mix and an extra egg.  I found her recipe to be a little lighter/fluffier than my old recipe. I'm not sure were this recipe originated from, it was also passed on along to her.
I've heard of people adding orange zest and substituting orange juice for the milk. I haven't tried it myself, but heard it works well. I normally bake this cake in a bundt mold, and drizzle my cake while its still warm with condensed milk. My family loves this cake warm with a big glass of milk, let me tell you this hits the spot every time!

Pancake Mix Cake

2 1/2 c. complete pancake mix ( I use Krusteaz complete buttermilk pancake mix, I have used generic brands before and worked well)
1 c. sugar
5 whole eggs
1 c. oil
1 c. milk

Mix all ingredients with a mixer about 2 to 3 minutes.  Pour into a greased and floured bundt cake mold and bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes. 
Test with wooden skewer for doneness.

Drizzle with condensed milk while still warm, slice and serve.

30 comments:

Monica H said...

Drizzled with condensed milk? You are a genius woman!

Since it's pancakes and orangejuice and milk is this acceptable for breakfast? ;-)

I bet a maple glaze would be delicious too! I'm gonna have to make this!

I make my own pancake mix, is that okay or should I buy the boxed variety? What brand?

Stacie said...

This whole condensed milk idea is blowing my mind! I have never heard of using it like that, but I bet it is so good. I will be trying this soon!

Leslie Limon said...

I agree with Monica, this cake qualifies as breakfast food! I know I'm making this for breakfast next Sunday morning! :)

My sister-in-law uses this same recipe for her tres leches cake. She just adds chopped pecans to the batter. Delicious!

Michel-lee said...

Krusteaz is such a good pancake mix. Making a cake with it is even better. This would make a great breakfast dessert.

Julie said...

What a great idea...I'm sure we would devour it!

Chef Bee said...

Wow! This is a new one for me. I have all the ingredients and will try this weekend.

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Anonymous said...

I cant wait to try this with Aunt Jemimima Pumpkin Pancake mix! I dont have a bundt mold, but I do have a mini bite-size donghnut mold! Was also thinking of baking a regular round cake with it, till the top is solid, and then pouring in a thin cheesecake batter and cooking some more!

kathryn morton said...

I did this in a cast iron skillet and added cinnamon, orange zest, sliced almonds, and covered the top with sliced apples then a generous pinch of cinnamon sugar to keep them from oxidizing while cooking.

Lloydchell Ransom said...

I am trying this right now. I can't wait to see what the family thinks. What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

On my way to the kitchen this sounds great

Anonymous said...

I'm trying this recipe right now, only I'm using hungry jack pancake mix, it's all I had in my pantry.

Sharon Perlmutter said...

Love this!! made a 2 layer birthday cake for a friend using this recipe (and using Hungry Jack Funfetti Pancake Mix) with another recipe for cream cheese frosting, had to work with what I had, came out Amazing!! Tasted just like a regular box cake mix :):) Awesome!

Anonymous said...

its a brilliant idea using pancake mix.\But using 1 cup oil .isnt it too much?? is there any substitute for oil

OvenDelights said...

That sounds awesome! It didn't even occur to me to try with the funfetti pancake mix! Thank you for the tip!

OvenDelights said...

I suppose you could cut the oil in half and substitute your milk for buttermilk. I've never tested it this way, but don't see why the results wouldnt be tasty.
The amount of oil in this recipe fours sound alarming, but it's really a moist cake and doesn't have a greasy taste to it.
Best of luck, let me know how it turns out!

OvenDelights said...

I bet this turned out delicious! Thank you for the tip!

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Ana said...

Hi, can I bake this recipe in a square or 9 by 13 dish?

OvenDelights said...

Absolutely! I've done it before! Same results!

OvenDelights said...

I'm sure you had success, I've tried off brands before and had result!

Anonymous said...

Just made this for my wife who's been busting her butt with the baby all day... should be ready when she gets home! First cake I've ever made so fingers crossed!!

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Anonymous said...

I am taking it to a afternoon dinner should I put the milk now or later

Unknown said...

Oh my...can I try the waffle mix? That's the one I have right now 😑

Thx!

OvenDelights said...

I've never tried it with waffle mix, but if your feeling brave and are in for the experiment, go for it! Let me know how it worked for you!

Betty said...

I am going to try this with Trader Joe's Gingerbread Pancake Mix. It is a mix where you only add water, so does that qualify for the "complete pancake mix" description?

muffinshop said...

Trying this with a chocolate pancake mix that we have here in Manila for my 6-year old's birthday. :)

Anonymous said...

I make a variety of poker cakes in which I use condensed milk and it tastes wonderful. on this one try sprinkling with toasted coconut after pouring on the condensed milk,I think u will really enjoy it.

Mo said...

I made this tonight for my husband's birthday. It's delicious! I only had sweetened condensed creamer in my pantry.... I'm not sure if it's the same thing? Delicious none the less!!! I will make again 😀