Kaiserschmarrn – recipe for sweet batter pancake with caramel

The name of the pastry translates into “Emperor’s Mess”, which is simply a caramelised pancake, made from sweet batter using flour, eggs, sugar, salt and milk and is then baked in butter.


The size and shape of your pancakes varies on the size of your skillet you use and how much batter you want to use. The products used should be enough for about 10-15 pancakes in the size of a coffee cup plate.
Course Desserts
Cuisine Austrian, German
Servings 4 servings
Calories 448 kcal


  • 4 pcs Eggs separate yolks and whites
  • 180 g Flour
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 5 g Baking powder
  • 30 g Sugar
  • 150 g Raisins
  • 60 g Butter
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 20 g Powder sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Mix the yolks, flour, milk, salt, baking powder and sugar together into batter, then let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Using a mixer, beat the whites, until stiff then gently fold them into the batter. Add the raisins.
  • In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat, then using a ladle, spread the batter and fry until cooked on the bottom, the flip the pancake and cook the other side.
  • Originally served, the pancake is shredded from the middle-out, using two forks. If you don't fancy this technique, simply cut the pancakes into stripes with a knife.
  • Serve coated in powder sugar and fruits or apricot jam, however any jam will do.
Keyword Pastry

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