Fluffy Flapjack Cake with Creamy Vanilla Buttercream

When anyone asks me what my secret ingredient is in my baked goods I always answer with VANILLA!! I have always added a little extra to all of my recipes, it just adds that little something!

This Fluffy Flapjack Cake with Creamy Vanilla Buttercream is the ultimate combination of breakfast and dessert. The layers of soft fluffy flapjack filled in with a creamy vanilla buttercream is everything you could ever want from a stack! Not to mention that delicious vanilla scent…



  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 4 Tbsp Sugar

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 500g Butter (softened)
  • 2 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Pink Food Colouring (optional)
  • Roses & Rose Petals (for decoration)



  1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla essence and oil together until completely mixed.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Heat a pan over low-medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and cook on low heat for 2-3min, the flip to cook on the other side.
  6. Allow flapjacks to cool before frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream:

  1. Beat the butter with electric mixer until light in colour.
  2. Add the icing sugar a little at a time and mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the milk, food colouring and vanilla essence and mix well.
  4. Place a flapjack on a cake stand and top with buttercream, spreading it out using a spatula. Continue to layer the flapjacks and buttercream.
  5. Top the flapjack cake with extra buttercream, fresh roses and rose petals

If you love this dish then comment below and let us know if you will be trying it during your December break? Follow Cara for more recipes on Instagram: @baking_ginger

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168 thoughts on “Fluffy Flapjack Cake with Creamy Vanilla Buttercream

  1. Laila Y. says:

    I needed inspiration because usually my secret baking ingredient is coffee … or cocoa or the cinnamon sugar combo.. and this is something completely unusual.. the rose petals make these pancakes exotic .. 🌹 thank you for the inspiration.. Adv Laila Yousuf

  2. Nomonde N. says:

    These will come in very handy this festive season, with the whole family back home and breakfasts will never be the same once i introduce this new recipe of Flapjacks with creamy vanilla buttercream.