German Pancake Dessert Recipe with 5 Ingredients


Whenever I am lacking motivation, I serve a fantastic German Pancake with a kiwi and a dash of powdered sugar to treat my eyes. I don’t just make it for special occasions though, it is effortless, so I prepare this yummy delight almost thrice a month. Below is my recipe for a German pancake.

I have no idea if this recipe is native to Germany or not. I am not even sure I would even call it a proper pancake. I guess it cause you top it with syrup. Is that what makes a pancake, pancake?

According to popular dictionaries, pancakes are flat, thin cakes of batter, typically fried and turned in a pan. Pancakes are usually rolled up with a filling or eaten with syrup. Or, as a noun, a short stack of pancakes with a flapjack, maple syrup hotcake, crepe, griddlecake, latke, blintz, potato pancake.

Blintzes, umm, now those are darn nummy! I make delicious cheese blintzes on occasion with ricotta or cottage cheese, vanilla, an egg, and a tad of sugar tucked inside a nicely folded up crepe. I top that with sour cream with a bit of vanilla and sugar, along with some strawberry jam. I love mine with jam. Maybe I am the only one who loves it with jam, though. Ha!

OK. Back to my German Pancakes, that is a lot like a popover, because of all the eggs and how it rises.

German Pancake Recipe


  1. 1/2 cup milk
  2. Four eggs
  3. 1/4 tsp. salt
  4. 1/2 cup flour
  5. 2 Tbsp. sugar


  1. Mix all ingredients until it is appropriately un-lumpy.
  2. Pour a cup of the mixture into each pan after greasing two pie pans. (I could have also mentioned add one half of batter to each, but this is also correct, right?)
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-minutes.
  4. Top with jam and butter or fresh pancake syrup, or do as I do and serve it with a kiwi or some other fruit.
  5. Hey, a kiwi and strawberry would be gorgeous for the holidays, right?
  6. Add the powered sugar, and it will look like snow!

Serve it to your guests, or pamper yourself. Easy to make, yet it is so delicious.

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