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Sweet Sour Cream Latkes (Pancakes)

Sweet Sour Cream Latkes in a pile with butter
Sweet Sour Cream Latkes in a pile with butter

These homemade sweet sour cream latkes are delicious and quick to whip up! I make them all the time, not just for Hanukkah; kids love them. The batter is super simple and comes together fast. They are light and fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth latkes, and a great option if you had enough of potato latkes. Serve warm, and enjoy every last bite.

Latke is the Yiddish word for pancake, so this recipe can also go by the name sour cream pancakes.

While this sweets sour cream latkes recipe is amazing as-is, you can jazz it up by serving it with maple syrup, jam, and fruits.

Ingredients Overview

The ingredients couldn’t be more simple: Sour cream, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla!

All-purpose flour: The base of our latkes.

Sugar: Granulated sugar for a touch of sweetness and to balance the flavor of the sour cream. 

Vanilla: For the best flavor, use real vanilla extract.

Baking powder: This is the leavening agent and will help make your latkes thick and fluffy.

Butter or coconut oil: They add great flavors while the latkes cook. 

Eggs: Add structure, leavening, and color.

Sour cream: The not-so-secret ingredient that gives the latkes the perfect fluffy consistency. You can use regular or light sour cream; Fage 5% yogurt works great too.

How to Store Sweet Sour Cream Latkes

Let the latkes cool completely, then refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

When ready to enjoy, layer 4 pancakes on a plate and microwave them for about a minute. Or you can cover them with foil and reheat them in the oven for 10 minutes at 350°F/180°C.

More Recipes You’ll Love

Crispy Potato Latkes (Not Just for Hanukkah)

Sufganiyot- Israeli Hanukkah Doughnuts

Hanukkah Gelt Cookies

Hanukkah Chocolate Bark

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Sweet Sour Cream Latkes in a pile with butter

Sweet Sour Cream Latkes

Author Rachel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Yield 8
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These homemade sour cream latkes are delicious and quick to whip up!
Kosher, Dairy


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons (20 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) sour cream
  • 7 Tablespoons (70g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon (8 grams) baking powder
  • coconut oil or butter for greasing

For serving:

  • maple syrup or jam, and fresh fruits


  • In a large bowl mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Add the sour cream and mix well.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix to a uniform batter.
  • Set a medium nonstick frying pan over medium heat. *Be careful not to overheat the pan. A good test is to heat the pan over medium heat until a drop of water jumps across the surface.
  • With a paper towel coated in oil or butter, lightly grease the pan.
  • Working in batches, using an ice cream scoop or quarter cup measuring cup, pour the batter into the pan and spread the batter into a round shape.
  • Cook until bubbles appear on top (2 to 3 minutes) and the bottoms are browned, then turn over.
  • When the second side browns, transfer to a serving plate.
  • Repeat with more coconut oil/ butter and the remaining batter, wiping the pan clean between each batch.
  • Serve warm with maple syrup or jam, and your favorite fruits
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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger and photographer behind “Mama Living Abroad.”

In this space, I am sharing flavorful Israeli and Jewish recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve. My blog is 100% Kosher.

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