Since we met I have been with him through, as of today, 5 birthdays. I sometimes feel like I missed out on so much of what it is that made him into the man he is today but I am blessed to get to spend all his future birthdays with him. I love you Baby, here’s to the next 70 more birthdays!
So because today is his birthday seems to me that he should get whatever he wants for supper, within reason, and when asked what he would like me to make for him he chose pancakes.
The thing about it is that I have always wanted to try baked pancakes. Like dutch pancakes but I also know that it has to be over the top for my hubby.
This post is how I made an over the top baked pancake for my gorgeous husbands birthday.
Cinnamon Bun Oven Pancake
½ cup butter
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons of white sugar
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a small bowl combine the sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon together. Set aside.
Smear the butter over the entire surface area, inside, of a cast iron skillet. Place skillet in warming oven to melt.
In a mixing bowl mix the eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup and milk together vigorously until it is frothy. Gently mix in the flour and cinnamon until well combined.
Pull the hot skillet with the melted butter from the oven and pour the batter in.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Pause about 15 minutes into baking to sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the pancake. Continue baking until done.
Meanwhile, make the frosting.
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons melted salted butter
2 tablespoons cream
Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and at a drizzling consistency. If it is too thick add bit more cream, if it is too thin add a bit more sugar.
Now when it comes to icing it is completely up to you. I chose to drizzle a bit for aesthetics and then let Baby Cakes decide how much extra he wanted along with it.
I wanted to share how it looks before icing, right out of the oven while it's still puffy...
and after is falls which in this case is a good thing.
I cannot tell you how decadent this recipe is. While baking the entire house smelled of cinnamon and sugar, exactly like cinnamon rolls baking. It is sweet for a breakfast so make sure to serve it along with some protein and maybe even some fruit.
Happy Birthday Baby.