An Aeggekage is a traditional Danish oven pancake, usually served as a buffet item or as a dessert for a family holiday meal. It is a light, cake-like dish that is not too sweet and absolutely delicious with fresh seasonal berries and fresh whipped cream! (Think of it as a sweetened Yorkshire pudding). Just make sure you serve immediately, this pancake does not do well cold nor is it a good leftover. But chances are you won't have any remaining Aeggekage to worry about!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, and salt until smooth. Whisk in flour until incorporated, then set mixture aside and let stand for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  • Place butter into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish, and place into the preheated oven until it melts, then brush it all over the insides of the hot dish. Pour batter into hot baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with lemon juice, top with berries, and dust with confectioner's sugar; serve immediately with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 12.2g 24% DV; carbohydrates 34.2g 11% DV; fat 19.8g 30% DV; cholesterol 227.1mg 76% DV; sodium 623.6mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
In denmark we also make this as a savory dish... made in a pan or oven without the sugar and fruit ofc. but served with fried bacon and cut shives on top and ryebread to eat with it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2010
Tried this recipe it came out of the oven looking great but my family and friends did not like the salty taste guess we are just used to having pancakes made with more of the sugar than salt. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
In denmark we also make this as a savory dish... made in a pan or oven without the sugar and fruit ofc. but served with fried bacon and cut shives on top and ryebread to eat with it Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
Decrease the temperature! This is a great recipe--when baked at 425. At 500 this just browns or blackens before cooking in the middle. I love these but if I rated this recipe based on the product I got without decreasing the temperature I would give it two stars. If you plan to follow the recipe exactly take my advice and start watching for burning long before you are supposed to take it out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Fabulous but one hint. This really rises in the oven so put it on a low rack to cook. Also great w/ carmelized apples. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2008
I made this on a weekend up at Lake Vermillion MN with friends. Since it was not my own recipe or my own kitchen and we were with new friends I prayed this wouldn't fail. I followed the recipe closely but dared myself to add drops of philly cream cheese. I wanted to insure a success and what better way than dairy and fat? It is awesome and it will impress friends. Try with canned blueberries and extra creamy whipping cream. I confess there was an awkward silence though when it was served. Guests said it looks strange but tastes like heaven. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2010
Tried this recipe it came out of the oven looking great but my family and friends did not like the salty taste guess we are just used to having pancakes made with more of the sugar than salt. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2010
This was great! I was slightly nervous about it because my husband is very picky about textures but he said it was delicious. I only made enough for 4 servings so I used an 8x8 pan. It seemed like there was a bit too much butter left after it baked but it sure tasted yummy still! I served it with the Dutch Honey Syrup from this site some sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream... the perfect combo! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/01/2010
This recipe is just ok. Not the recipe I was looking for. The one I used in the past but lost allowed the sides of the puff to rise quite high and this one did not. This rose slightly but was not substaintial. I cut the amount of butter in half which worked out fine. As the pan had plenty of butter for the batter to swim in. Still even with this correction the cooking time had to be extended a good 5 minutes as the batter was still jiggly after the suggested amount of time. Part of the problem could possibly be the suggested pan or size. Original oven pancakes were made in dutch ovens. Maybe a 9 x 12 pan just wont ever work properly. This recipe also does NOT turn out the correct consistency of Dutch Oven Pancakes. A bit mushy not firm like a quiche but it was cooked throughout. Again I suggest using NO SALT butter if you deem it necessary to use this recipe as the salty taste overwhelmed the dish. I will keep searching for the correct and orignial recipe. This is certainly NOT it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Fantastic! This is so great. I have spent years trying to find a recipes this good. It brings back so many childhood memories and I will make this time and time again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2007
So pleased to find this! A childhood favorite of mine....the shape is the best part! Read More
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