These Pancake Cupcakes are literally the best of both worlds. You can have cupcakes and pancakes at the same time! Perfect for someone who loves brunch and sweets, like me. I think these pancake cupcakes look super cute and they tasted great too. On this page I’m sharing the recipe for these pancake cupcakes.
These Pancake Cupcakes are a great example of a food mash-up. Just like with music, a mash-up is when you combine two nice things that go together really well, to create something new that’s even better. I’ve already shared several food mash-ups on my blog, like Tiramisu Brownies, Quesadilla Waffles and Pizza Focaccia. I even made a food mashup with pancakes before: my pancake tacos!
The origin of Pancake Cupcakes
I came up with the idea of these pancake cupcakes when I saw something similar on Instagram. I saw a baker making putting on a layer of frosting on a cupcake, which she flattened out by putting it upside down on parchment paper. She topped it with another, slightly smaller, layer of frosting and flattened that one again. And she put on a 3rd layer of frosting, slightly smaller than the second one and flattened it again with parchment paper. After she created these layers of frosting in the shape of pancakes, she used an edible brown paint to paint the frosting brown to make it look more like pancakes.
I thought to myself, why not serve the cupcakes with actual pancakes? So I created this recipe with mini American Pancakes. Not as small as my Pancake Cereal, but a lot smaller than regular pancakes.
I used less than a full tablespoon of batter for each mini pancake.
I did put a layer of frosting in between the cupcake and the pancakes, so that the pancakes stay in place. Quickly scroll down for the recipe of these Pancake Cupcakes.
Recipe Pancake Cupcakes
6 cupcakes (home-made or store-bought)
3 tablespoons frosting
135 grams flour (4 3/4 oz)
130 ml milk (4½fl)
2 tbs sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Sunflower oil or butter for cooking
Maple syrup for serving
Put the flour, milk, sugar, egg and butter in a bowl and mix well.
Put a pan on medium fire and warm some sunflower oil or butter.
Put a tablespoon of batter in the pan, so you get small pancakes. You can probably bake around 5 in one go. Repeat until you’re out of batter.
Put half a tablespoon of frosting on each cupcake. Stack 3 small pancakes on top of each other. Put one of the bigger ones on the bottom and one of the smaller ones on top.
Put the stack of three mini pancakes on top of the frosting.
Optionally you can put a small piece of butter on top, and sprinkle with maple syrup.