I LOVE this quick, easy recipe for breakfast or dinner. All package pancake mixes are a little different, I use a Buttermilk store brand that you just add water to. I use it for 18 or more pancakes (about two cups) and then add the water it indicates on the package. This recipe comes from my sister (she served it to hungry kids when they had sleepovers). If you like less sausage and want more of the "cake", just use 8 ounces of the sausage links. I've also added 1/2 cup of syrup to the batter for a little extra sweetness and flavor. This cake will not always become golden brown, just a little around the edges.