Green Onion Cakes Recipe

A savory or sweet cake made with onions as the main ingredient is known as an onion cake. In Canada, China, Germany, Korea, Switzerland, Wales, and other nations, various onion cakes are eaten. There are many different kinds of onion cakes, such as laobing, pajeon, the scallion pancake, green onion cakes made in Edmonton, teisen nionod, and zwiebelkuchen.

Green Onion Cakes Recipe

These are a wonderful and easy recipe that will result in some delicious green onion cakes that are addicting and just as good, if not better, than the ones you can buy at the store.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Calories 49.1 kcal


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed


  • In a big bowl, combine flour and hot water with a fork. Make a dough ball by kneading. Let the dough rest in the covered basin for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 16 equal pieces. Make a circle that is 1/4 inch thick out of each piece. Oil should be brushed onto each circle before adding salt, pepper, and around a teaspoon of green onions. Each pancake should be rolled up like a cigar; the open ends should be pinched together to form a disc. Flatten each round to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  • 2 teaspoons of oil are heated in a big skillet. Cook cakes for about two minutes on each side, or until golden brown. If more oil is required, add it in between batches.


Nutrition Information:
  • Protein: 0.5g 1 %
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars: 0.7g
  • Fat: 4.6g 7 %
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g 4 %
  • Vitamin A Iu: 280.4IU 6 %
  • Niacin Equivalents: 0.2mg 2 %
  • Vitamin C: 5.3mg 9 %
  • Folate: 18mcg 5 %
  • Calcium: 21.4mg 2 %
  • Iron: 0.4mg 2 %
  • Magnesium: 6mg 2 %
  • Potassium: 78mg 2 %
  • Sodium: 25mg 1 %
Keyword Onion Cakes

Final Thought:

The major component of onion cake, along with other standard cake ingredients, is onion. The harshness of the onion flavor in onion cake can be diminished by using boiled onion. An onion cake’s main ingredient can also be bacon or potatoes. Added ingredients can be sour cream and cottage cheese. In China, Germany, Switzerland, Wales, and other nations, various onion cakes are eaten.

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