Tropical Suncakes Recipe
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Tropical Suncakes Recipe

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“My daughter-in-law, who is a great cook, shared the recipe for these tender, citrusy pancakes. She first tried them on a trip to Disney World and found the recipe in a cookbook there.” —Ginger Sullivan, Cutler Bay, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/3 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 171 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine the egg yolks, cheese, milk and orange peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  2. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until second side is golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until syrupy. Serve with suncakes. Yield: 16 suncakes (1-1/4 cups sauce).
Originally published as Tropical Suncakes in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p29

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Meesh233 User ID: 272245 210727
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"I don't know if somehow I messed this recipe up, but these were terrible. The consistency was strange and they never seemed to cook thoroughly. I kept leaving them on the griddle longer and longer each time, and the center was still gooey. Definitely would not make again. Not worth the effort with separating the eggs and then whipping the whites."

Lvnglyf73 User ID: 2458754 114024
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"These turned out pretty tasty; they did not rise very much, but the orange zest and ricotta made them light and fluffy, and the strawberry orange syrup was good."

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