Pancake vs. Hotcake: What’s the Difference?

You can call them either pancakes or hotcakes, but they’re actually both names for the same food. Since pancakes are eaten around the world and have been part of the human diet for centuries, they’ve been known by many names. “Hotcakes” is a regional term for pancakes used around the United States and in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, to describe the popular breakfast treat.