There is a distinction in these two wonderful breakfast options that I've been trying to figure out. So far I'm finding all griddle cake recipes make very thick, hearty cakes. They tend to puff up and take much longer to cook. I love them, but they can be tricky to cook all the way through. They are doughy and almost feel like a cross between a biscuit and a pancake. Pancakes are a thinner and softer, generally quicker to make. I haven't done as much research as I think I want to on this, I'm certainly open to advice.