Mix corn pancake batter in a large bowl. Heat a griddle or cast iron pan over medium-low to medium heat.
Stir the corn kernels, orange zest, and scallions into batter. Cut up 2 tablespoons butter into small bits and fold it into the batter. Nestle a pat of butter into a folded paper towel and wipe pan with it. Pile the batter into mounds 3 inches wide and cook the cakes until deep golden on each side. Repeat with remaining batter. Meanwhile, heat a small pot of water over low heat and bring to a bubble. Remove the pan from heat and put the honey jar into the water bath to gently warm. Arrange the corn cakes on a serving platter and serve with honey drizzled on top.