Angel Cakes (Pancakes)

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Angel Cake Pancakes

These pancakes were nicknamed Angel Cakes by a great family friend who fell in love with them when I made them while camping one morning. He ate the WHOLE batch! This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking.

  • 3 tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 c. flour (can substitute gluten-free flour)
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 2 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the buttermilk, vanilla and cooled melted butter
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix! It will still look lumpy.
  5. Heat a griddle or pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat, pour into pancake shapes of your choice, and flip when the bubbles appear on the top and the bottom is golden brown.
  6. Enjoy with whatever you like to dress your pancakes with!


  • Pumpkin Pie: Add 1 cup pumpkin puree + 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter
  • Apple or Pear Cinnamon: Add 3/4 cup grated apple or pear + 1 tsp. cinnamon to the batter
  • Raspberry Lemon: Add 1 cup raspberries + 1 tsp. fresh grated lemon zest to the batter
  • Banana Bread: Add 2 mashed ripe bananas + 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (1/2 c. chopped walnuts optional)
  • Carrot Cake: Add 1 cup mixture of grated carrot and apple + 1 tsp. ground cinnamon (1/4 cup raisins optional)

Angel Cake Pancakes with Butter and syrup on white platterAngel Cake Pancakes with raspberries on silver platter

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20 Comments on “Angel Cakes (Pancakes)”

  1. Janita Murphy

    I’ve followed your posts for some time but this was the first recipe I actually tried…
    These are the most incredible pancakes I have ever made! Literally obsessed!
    Cannot wait to try more of your recipes!

  2. Rachel

    I had to use a buttermilk substitute and these still turned out so great! Best pancake recipe I’ve ever come across. Thank you!!

  3. Karen Horton

    I’ve been wanting to make these pancakes for awhile and finally did. They are delicious!! Definitely a hit in my house!

  4. Teresa

    I make these pancakes at least twice a month for a big family breakfast. They are fluffy and taste amazing – loved by us all!

  5. Roseanne

    My son is lactose intolerant and we use almond milk in our house – could we use it instead of buttermilk??

  6. Marta

    I made these last week and they were incredible!! My husband who’s not a fan of pancakes loved them too!!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

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