Wake up to heavenly cake flavors each morning by preparing breakfasts that taste just like the delectable dessert. Some of these recipes can easily be prepared using a boxed mix, while others rely on basic pantry ingredients to create a cake-like batter. Whether you’re craving Carrot Cake Waffles, Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts, or Cake Mix Pancakes, these sweet breakfast dishes will awaken your tastebuds and get your day off to an unbelievably sweet start. Why wait for dessert when you can eat cake for breakfast instead?
1. Carrot Cake Waffles With Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese
For a marvelous morning meal, enjoy carrot cake’s finest flavors in waffle form. Keepin’ It Kind says their flavor is “rich and carroty, the plump little raisins adding a punch of flavor, but what is so striking about these waffles is how moist and fluffy and cakey they are.” After preparing your waffles, you’ll coat them in a rich cinnamon maple cream cheese spread, which consists of cream cheese, maple syrup, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
These waffles may taste dessert-like, but they’re actually chock-full of nutritious ingredients like oat flour, brown rice flour, coconut yogurt, almond milk, and carrots. Livestrong explains that coconut yogurt is a healthy alternative for those who have milk allergies or are lactose-intolerant. A 6-ounce serving contains 6 grams of fiber, 75 calories, and 6 grams of fat. Most of the saturated fat in coconut yogurt helps control weight, boosts immunity, and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries, according to Livestrong. Cake flavors and health benefits? Sounds like the perfect way to start your day!
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2. Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Don’t wait until dessert to satisfy a chocolate cake craving! Instead, prepare Joy the Baker’s Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts, which are “perfectly cakey and soft with extra drippy chocolate glaze.” You’ll find that these doughnuts have extra depth and a touch of molasses flavor, which is due to the combination of brown sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder.
The best part is that this cake-like breakfast is a breeze to prepare. You’ll mix your wet and dry ingredients separately, fold them together, put the batter in your doughnut pan, and bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Make sure you let your doughnuts cool completely before topping them with a sweet glaze, which consists of powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, whole milk, and vanilla extract. For a breakfast that’s just as pretty as it is delicious, we recommend topping your doughnuts with bright-colored sprinkles!
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3. Cake Mix Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Looking for a tantalizing breakfast dish to serve a large group of people? Then Creme de la Crumb’s “cake is just the thing because it starts with a cake mix and just four other ingredients. Easy peasy. And the crumble topping is a cinch to make so the prep takes only 10-15 minutes tops then it’s into the oven.” The recipe uses sour cream to ensure this crowd-pleasing coffee cake is moist, while cinnamon, butter, salt, sugar, brown sugar, and flour create a sweet crumble topping that will entice your tastebuds.
Simply prepare the crumble topping, combine your cake ingredients, and spread the batter in the bottom of a baking dish. Add the crumble mixture before baking and sit back and relax while warm cake flavors waft through your home. Making — and eating — this dish is a wonderful way to spend a weekend morning!
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4. Cake Mix Pancakes
Tired of staring at that spare cake mix sitting in your pantry? You can use it to create Tastes of Lizzy T’s Cake Mix Pancakes, which “taste like cake, but are in a pancake form. They’re really soft and tore easily, sort of sticky on the bottom.” Use any cake mix flavor to make these pancakes — including yellow, chocolate, and red velvet — and combine it with flour, eggs, milk, and oil. If you like thicker pancakes, start with 2 cups of milk instead of the 2½ cups the recipe calls for; the more milk you add, the thinner your pancakes will be.
Don’t fret if you don’t have a boxed cake mix on hand. I Am Baker explains that making your own cake mix is extraordinarily easy. For homemade cake mix, combine 2¾ cups flour, 1¾ cups super fine sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and ¾ teaspoon salt. Sift together your ingredients and use your mix to create cake-like pancakes. The cake mix also keeps well in a storage container.
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5. Cake Batter French Toast
Using yellow or funfetti cake mix, vanilla extract, milk, eggs, and bread, you can create Chef in Training’s Cake Batter French Toast, an enticing morning meal that’s perfect for any occasion: “Who knew that cake batter could sweeten and brighten up so many already wonderful things?! These would make for a fun birthday breakfast, or maybe an ordinary breakfast (if you are like me and searching for an excuse to whip these bad boys up just because!).”
Syrup tastes terrific on top of this French toast, but if you’d like to add even more sweet flavors to this dish, we suggest topping them with a delicious cake batter glaze. Chef in Training’s Cake Batter Glaze consists of powdered sugar, yellow cake mix, milk, and vanilla. If you’re feeling particularly festive, top your French toast with sprinkles!
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