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Vanilla pancake mix cake
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5 from 31 votes

Vanilla Pancake Mix Cake

This vanilla pancake mix cake is the best way to use your pantry staple. Pancake mix isn't just for morning pancakes anymore, now you can make moist and delicious cake with it in no time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 82Calories


  • 2 cup pancake mix
  • 1//2 cup sugar
  • cup milk at room temperature
  • ½ cup sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 & ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • First start by preheating the oven to 350F, then line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix the sugar, milk, sour cream, egg, melted butter, and vanilla until well incorporated. Add in the pancake mix and gently fold just until the dry mixture disappears.
  • Pour in the prepared baking pan, and bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. The cake will be lightly golden and that's okay, it will stay very moist.
  • Let the cake cool down completely, then decorate with frosting, whipped cream or anything you'd like to top your cake with. Enjoy!


This cake recipe is a great way to use your pancake mix. It is very moist but the top will stay light so frost it and decorate it to your liking and serve! 


Calories: 82Calories | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg