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What's the difference between a hot cake and a pancake?

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dross1958

No difference. They are the same. Just regional dialects and terms are the only difference.

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and I forgot, they are also called Johnny Cakes
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Cold and one warm

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There is one difference pancake is made on a pan and the hotcake is made in the microwave or oven

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Different brands

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They're also called flapjacks.

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what's a hot cake

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There the same

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I believe they're the same

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hotcakes, pancakes, flapjacks are all the same it is just different names in different parts of the country. i have driven a truck in 49 of the 50 states(Hawaii excluded) and believe me they are all the same just made a little different the average 6 to 8 inches in diameter and about 3/8 of an inch thick and in there own way DELICIOUS just add a little butter and real maple syrup roll up your sleeves have a cup of coffee and enjoy

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Hi Jeff, following you helps me find REALLY important questions to come in on, like this one!
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If you are among the country folk in rural Southwest Washington State where I grew up (and similar places), they are called HOTCAKES.

If you are in a logging camp, they are called FLAPJACKS.

If you are in certain restaurants or a little more finicky social stratum, then they are PANCAKES.

Also, the hotcakes and the flapjacks might use bacon grease for the shortening...but not always. Otherwise, same concept and similar recipes.

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