In addition, when a pancake is occasionally served as a dessert, toppings such as ice cream, chocolate syrup, and various fruits are often used.Stroop, a thick molasses-like sugar beet-based syrup is also popular, particularly in a classic filling of bacon and stroop.

Oatcakes are a savoury variety of pancake particularly associated with Staffordshire.48 Pancake Day Main article: Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and syrup at a pancake feed event Pancakes are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday, which is known as "Pancake Day" in Canada, 49 the United Kingdom, 50 Ireland, 51 New Zealand, and Australia, 52 and "Pancake Tuesday".

In Italy they are called crespelle or scrippelle.Scotch pancakes 2 or drop scones.