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How to make Filipino HotCakes

Join me in learning how to make Filipino Hotcakes. This is not the regular hotcakes that you can buy in a fast-food place. This is special because while making it you might remember how you fall in line at school under the hot sun during recess to buy those watered-down hotcakes from Manong in his pedicab (cycle rickshaw). I can remember how tasty it was with some margarine sprinkled with sugar. It’s like walking down memory lane. 😉

If you enjoyed making Filipino Hotcakes step up your game and learn how to make Longganisa and perfect rice to go along with your Filipino breakfast!

How to Make Hotcake (The Filipino version) | CookWithMeLSE2


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk (2% reduced-fat or whole milk)
  • 1/2-1 cup of water
  • tbsp canola oil (or canola oil cooking spray if available)
  • 1/4 tsp yellow food coloring (in this video I used oil-soaked in annatto seed as these were the condiments I
    had. Also, just to see if it will give that yellow color but this is optional).
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine


Make Batter

mixing batter in a bowl for Filipino hotcakes recipe

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Add 1 egg, 1 CUP of milk, 1/4 TSP of yellow food coloring (optional). Mix until well incorporated. To make thinner batter add 1/2 to 1 CUP of water. Mix until thoroughly combined. Strain the batter to remove lumps.

Cook Pancakes

cooking filipino hotcakes in a pan on stove

Heat and grease the griddle or a pan over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 CUP of the batter into the griddle or pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles is formed on the top side of the hotcake. Flip it over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes or until both sides become brown. Serve warm with butter or margarine, rolled or sprinkled with sugar. Enjoy!

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Jerry Hundslaugh
Jerry Hundslaugh
Jerry Hundslaugh

My wife made these for us based on your recipe. It was a nice change from the traditional pancakes we make.


My fam loves it!! Thank you so much!!!