LynzzPaige's Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor's Pancakes)


Kaiserschmarrn, also known as the Emperor's Pancakes, is one of the most famous Austrian desserts. It is a lightly caramelized pancake with a sweet taste and fluffy texture. After living in Vienna, Austria, for almost two years, I've had my fair share of Kaiserschmarrn, and it is one of the best desserts that Austria has to offer.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 5 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 5 eggs, separated

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • confectioners' sugar


  1. Sift flour, sugar, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Pour the milk slowly into the dry mixture while stirring. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating until well blended before adding the next egg yolk.

  2. Place the egg whites in a separate bowl; beat until egg whites form stiff peaks. Gently stir 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter. Fold in the remaining egg whites.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in an 8 inch skillet over moderate heat. Pour in half the batter and cook about 4 minutes or until browned on the bottom. Loosen edges and slide pancake onto a plate using spatula. Invert the pancake back into the skillet and cook until both sides are brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to a warm platter and keep warm.

  4. Make the second pancake the same way. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

591 Calories
27g Fat
66g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 591
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 505mg 168%
Sodium 889mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 218mg 17%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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