A flapjack is a cake cooked on a grill or griddle, usually for breakfast. You can also call flapjacks "pancakes" — and when they're served with real maple syrup and berries, you can call them delicious!

Other terms for flapjacks include "hotcakes" and "griddlecakes." They're thin cakes made from batter that's cooked briefly on both sides in butter or oil. Flapjacks are usually sweet and served with syrup or fruit. There are many variations on the flapjack, including the delicate French crêpe, the Canadian buckwheat ploye, and the potato pancake. The word flapjack is believed to come from flipping, or "flapping," the cake on a griddle.

Definitions of flapjack

n a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake, pancake
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buckwheat cake
a pancake made with buckwheat flour
buttermilk pancake
a pancake made with buttermilk
blini, bliny
Russian pancake of buckwheat flour and yeast; usually served with caviar and sour cream
blintz, blintze
(Judaism) thin pancake folded around a filling and fried or baked
French pancake, crape, crepe
small very thin pancake
german pancake, pfannkuchen
puffy mildly sweet lemon-flavored egg mixture sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and served with jam or a wine or fruit sauce
latke, potato pancake
a pancake made of grated potato and egg with a little flour
thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
crepe Suzette
crepes flamed in a sweet orange-and-lemon flavored liqueur sauce
a crisp flat tortilla
Type of:
baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat

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