Funfetti Cake Batter Crêpes

Yield: 4-6 crêpes

Funfetti Cake Batter Crêpes (European Pancakes)

Funfetti Cake Batter Crêpes (European Pancakes) Recipe by

These Funfetti Cake Batter Crêpes taste just like cake batter, and are made with cake mix both in the crêpe batter and buttercream frosting. This recipe is perfect for Pancake Day

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes



  • 95g (¾ cup) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 30g (¼ cup) yellow cake mix
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 240ml (1 cup) whole milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 225g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 30g (¼ cup) yellow cake mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 500g (2 cups) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp whole milk
  • rainbow sprinkles, optional


  1. To make the crêpe, sift the flour, cake mix, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Whisk in the centre, incorporating a little flour from the sides, repeating until the mixture starts to thicken to a loose cake batter consistency, then add in the milk in thirds, repeating until a lump-free batter forms. Alternatively, place all the crêpe ingredients in the blender, and pulse until a lump-free batter forms. Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for 30-minutes to 1 hour.
  2. When the batter is almost ready, start to preheat a crêpe pan over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, rotating occasionally until an even heat that when water is splashed, it dances around the pan. You're aiming for a medium preheated pan, not too hot.
  3. Brush the pan with oil, butter, or cooking spray. Give the batter a quick stir and ladle around a ¼ cup amount of batter in the pan, tilting the pan until coated evenly with batter. Cook for around 1 minute on the first side. Flip the crêpe over and cook on the other side for 30-40 seconds, then put the cooked crêpe on a plate covered with a paper towel. Oil the pan again and repeat with remaining batter and stack with paper towels in-between each crêpe.
  4. Allow to cool completely.
  5. To make the buttercream frosting, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the cake mix and vanilla, then add the icing (confectioner's) sugar, a bit at a time until a spreadable consistency is reached. Add in the milk, as needed.
  6. To assemble, once the pancakes have cooled completely, spoon or pipe a line of frosting in the middle of each crêpe (left to right), then roll up the crêpes.
  7. If desired, add some sprinkles to the buttercream frosting showing at the opening of the crêpes.
  8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

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4 Comments on “Funfetti Cake Batter Crêpes”

  1. Lilinha February 27, 2017 @7:29 pm Reply

    Yum Yum, little man would love those delicious pancakes! :)

  2. Maxine February 16, 2023 @9:52 pm Reply

    What is cake mix please? Am I being a bit numb as I always bake from scratch so never heard of it & when clicking on the link to search ingredients it won’t let me put in my postcode as it’ wants a zip code

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking March 2, 2023 @8:28 pm Reply

      Hi Maxine,

      Cake mixes are the boxes powdered mixes sold in the supermarkets. You usually add eggs, oil and/or milk to the mix and bake. I too bake from scratch but to flavour the crepes to taste like cake, a small amount is needed. Alternatively, you can substitute the cake mix for flour and add equal amounts of almond and vanilla extract. They won’t taste the same as cake but should give more of a cake batter like taste.

      I hope that helps? Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Roxanne Justiz July 26, 2023 @6:06 am Reply

    I love these funfetti cake batter crepes! I love making crepes in different ways. It's an easy recipe and quick to make. It's also economical since I have most of these ingredients in my cupboard and refrigerator. I'm going to make these for my next brunch get together. They look delicious. Thanks for sharing. Shalom