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Kaiserschmarrn - Delicious torn pancake

Kaiserschmarrn or Kaiserschmarren - different name, same amazing pancake. The Austrian Emperor gave this dessert his approval. It’s not hard to see why.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine German
Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 526kcal


  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (1 tsp = roughly half a lemon)
  • 1 small handful almonds (chopped)
  • 1 small handful raisins


  • Separate the eggs as per instructions above and beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt and a hand mixer. About 45 seconds should do it.
  • In a large bowl add two-thirds of the sugar, and all of the flour, baking powder, egg yolks, milk, lemon zest, lemon juice and mix it into a smooth batter.
  • Now carefully stir in the beaten egg whites.
  • Next melt half of the butter in a non-stick pan on low to medium heat.
  • Pour in the batter. (If it’s too much, don’t pour in everything. Rather make a second pancake!).
  • Put a lid on cook for about 4 minutes until the bottom side of the pancake is golden brown, then flip.
  • Now tear the pancake into pieces with two forks (be careful not to scratch your non-stick pan, use plastic utensils if you have them).
  • Transfer the fluffy pancake pieces to the plates.
  • Now quickly add the rest of the butter and sugar to the pan and sprinkle in the almonds and raisins. Caramelize everything for about maximum 1 minute on medium heat, then pour it over the torn pancakes.
  • And there you have it: Your Kaiserschmarrn is ready!


Yes, it’s great to have chefs in the family. I harassed my brother Heiko quite a bit until he finally gave away his Kaiserschmarrn recipe. Thanks man!
Idea: You can also add all the sugar to the batter and salten the raisins and almonds instead. Really tasty as well!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you should definitely try out our Banana Egg Pancakes! You could even serve them as a dessert with some berries!


Serving: 222g | Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.9g | Protein: 15.4g | Fat: 23.8g | Saturated Fat: 10.1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 25.5g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 3.8mg