Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian Jumbled Pancake)


Kaiserschmarren is the stuff of Austrian childhoods (and adulthoods). This recipe is great for Austrian kid dinners and American breakfasts alike.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup raisins

  • 3 tablespoons dark rum

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 2 pinches salt

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or to taste

  • 2 cups applesauce


  1. Combine raisins and rum in a small bowl and set aside to soak.

  2. Whisk flour and milk in a large bowl until well combined. Set aside for flour to hydrate for 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk egg yolks and salt into the moistened flour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into the batter in 2 batches.

  6. Heat an oven-safe, heavy skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and pour in the batter. Sprinkle rum-soaked raisins on top. Let batter gently brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat if batter browns too fast. Cut into quarters with a large spatula. Flip the quarters and let the other side brown gently, 4 to 5 minutes.

  7. Transfer the skillet into the oven and bake until pancake is set and puffed up, about 8 minutes. Use 2 large forks to tear the pancake into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve with applesauce.

Cook's Note:

Substitute water for the rum if desired.

You can also use compote instead of applesauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

448 Calories
15g Fat
62g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 448
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* 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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