Romantic Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes


These delicate pancakes are elegant enough for dessert!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted - divided

  • confectioners' sugar for dusting

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the eggs.

  2. Stir in the flour, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of melted butter to make a batter.

  3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon of butter on a griddle or in a heavy frying pan over medium heat.

  4. Drop the batter onto the griddle in silver dollar-sized dollops; cook until lightly golden brown, about 3 minutes. Turn the pancakes over and cook an additional 2 minutes.

  5. To serve, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Note

I gleaned this recipe about two decades ago from a newspaper column in which a reader had requested a restaurant to supply the recipe. The restaurant, the name of which I cannot recall, generously complied.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
24g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.