People assume if they walk into my house and smell something delicious that I must be baking. That wouldn’t be so far fetched I guess, since most of the time I am baking or cooking something sweet. The fragrant baking air finds it’s ways into our nostrils and surely makes us salivate.
Last week I received a box full of Airwick “Good To Be Home” collection, which is an exclusive line of candles sold at Walmart. The candles not only smell good, they come in a glass jar with a beautiful mirrored cap. The branded labels easily peel off to fit into any home’s decor. Additionally, they are super reasonable in price, only $4.98 each. The good folks over at Airwick also included a scented oils, freshmatic, and a box of cake mix. They wanted to make sure my house was smelling great.
I immediately put fire to the wick in the vanilla cupcake candle. A few hours later my Mom came over and the first thing she asked when she walked into the house was “Are you baking or did you make pancakes?” I giggled and said “No. Why?” She said “It sure smells like you did.” I showed her the Airwick candle, and I told her I had a box of vanilla cake mix if she wanted I could make her something with the mix. Her eyes showed a slight smile, telling me she liked the idea. Then I said “Or I can make you pancake made with cake mix since you mentioned that’s what the candle reminded you of.” She nodded and said “Get to it then.” As I was making the pancakes she asked that I make them with a pile of whipped cream on top just like the cupcake pictured on the candle. I told her that wouldn’t be a problem, then she said “Where can I get my own candle?” At WALMART of course!
Ingredients for festive pancake made with cake mix:
- 1 – box vanilla cake mix
- 2 – eggs
- 1/2 – cup flour
- 1/4 – flour
- 2 1/3 – cups whole milk
- 1/3 – vegetable oil
- 1 – cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 – cup sugar
- festive candy sprinkles
- In a mixer add cake mix, eggs, flour, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix until smooth. It’s okay of there are a few lumps in batter. Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Allow a frying pan lightly greased with butter over a medium flame to get hot. Pour 1/4 cup go batter into the center and cook until the top starts to bubble. About 3 to 4 minutes.
- Flip the pancake on the other side and cook until it is browned. About 3 minutes.
- Continue until all batter is gone.
- In a mixer attached with a whisk, add whipping cream and sugar. Whip for 5 minutes until cream is fluffy and thick.
- Add a heaping mound of whipped cream on top of pancakes. Sprinkle the top with candy sprinkles.