Thick pancake is all a result of experience, practice and patience in the kitchen. Yes, it is that easy to make a thick pancake. All one needs is more flour than you would use and baking soda to make your thick pancakes. American pancakes are thicker than the British or the French pancakes and are often called griddle cakes or flap jacks due to their thickness. It goes without saying that the Thick pancakes taste best when served with maple syrup on the top.