German Pancakes are often called Dutch Baby Pancakes, Dutch Puff, Hootenanny, or even a Bismarck!  You may also know them as an American Popover.   We love the light cloud-like puff pancake that is delicious when filled with your favorite toppings!

Dutch Baby Pancakes or German Pancakes in Cast Iron Skillet with Cream and Berries
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German Pancakes with Whipping Cream and Berries in Cast Iron Skillet

Are German Pancakes a Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner menu item?  Well, that depends! Dutch Baby Pancakes are a breakfast recipe that can always be served as a brunch item or even when making Breakfast for dinner! 

German Pancakes can be described as a popover or thin soufflé maybe even a thick crepe.  As the recipe for German Pancakes are very similar to the French Crepe that I shared earlier this week.

Shopping List for German Pancakes

The list is all basic ingredients which mean this recipe is ideal for a late evening snack too!

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Melted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pinch of Cinnamon (optional)

Garnish Ideas (optional)

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Syrups (Maple, Strawberry, Coconut Syrup)
  • Fresh Fruit and Berries
  • Sweetened Whipping Cream

I’d be shocked if you didn’t have all those ingredients but if all else fails borrow from your neighbor and make German Pancakes.

How to make German Pancakes

For this recipe, I blend up the ingredients in my Blendtec Blender.  I love the quality of this blender from small batches to thick milkshakes.  It’s an all-around great blender for the home.

Step 1: Place all the liquids in the blender first.  I find this helps with the dry ingredients to not get stuck on the edges of the blender.  But if they do, scrape them down and blend again.  Blend for 60-90 seconds on a medium speed.

Step 2: Heat a 10in Cast Iron Skillet, or any oven-safe pan or glass dish and melt butter.  Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on sides and bottom.

Step 3: Pour Pancake Batter into heated skillet and immediately place in 450F Degree Oven.  Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are puffed and a deep golden brown.

Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.

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How to serve Dutch Baby Pancake

We love to garnish a Dutch Baby Pancake with Sweetened Whipping Cream and Fresh Berries.  Maybe even add a dusting of Powdered Sugar too.  Then slice pancake into wedges and serve.  We get 6 servings from a 10in Skillet.

Dutch Baby or German Pancake with Whipping Cream and Fresh Berries

What to serve with a German Pancake

Aside from all the fantastic Toppings, serve roasted potatoes or crispy hash browns with a slice or two of Bacon.

What makes a German Pancake Puff up?

The key to a light fluffy cloud-like pancake is heating the skillet and melting butter in it.  When the skillet is hot and the batter for the Dutch Baby is poured in it, the heat will create steam pockets that will puff up during the baking process. 

How to Store German Pancakes

German Pancakes are best served hot from the Oven.  They can be refrigerated and reheated later but the texture will change slightly.  Fortunately, it’s a small batch and can be eaten quickly.

How to clean a Cast Iron Skillet

To clean a cast-iron skillet use a scouring brush and hot water.  If needed only a small drop of detergent and rinse well.  Wipe dry and season with a few drops of oil. 

How to make Sweetened Whipping Cream

Whip 1 cup of Heavy Whipping cream with a hand mixer until peaks form.  Add 2-3 Tablespoons Powder Sugar and 1 tsp Vanilla and continue whipping until stiff peaks.

Berries can be added fresh or mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes.  The sweetest juices will form which are delicious.

How to make a German Pancake or Dutch Baby Pancake with Whipping Cream, Fresh Berries and Powdered Sugar.

Wednesday #SummerGamesWeek Recipes

  • Fluffy Japanese Pancakes representing Japan by House of Nash Eats
  • Hokey Pokey representing New Zealand by Simply Inspired Meals
  • Crepes representing France by Lemon Blossoms
  • German Pancakes representing Germany by Devour Dinner
  • Japanese Royal Milk Tea representing Japan by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
  • Beef Empanadas representing Argentina by Take Two Tapas
  • Steakhouse Burritos representing the USA by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Air Fried Biscuits and Cocoa Tea representing St. Lucia by Our Good Life
  • Japanese Steakhouse Ginger Miso Dressing representing Japan by Palatable Pastime
  • Tea Brack representing Scotland and Ireland by That Recipe
  • Korean Strawberry Milk representing Korea by Magical Ingredients
  • Vegetable Fried Rice for One representing China by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Scottish Raspberry Buns representing the United Kingdom by The Redhead Baker
  • Swedish Pancakes representing Sweden by Art of Natural Living
  • German Pancake or Dutch Baby Pancake with Berries and Cream
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    German Pancakes

    German Pancakes often called Cloud Pancakes or Dutch Baby Pancakes are light and fluffy pancake served with fresh berries and sweetened cream or a drizzle of syrup.
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time15 mins
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: German
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 144kcal


    • 3 Eggs
    • 1/2 Cup Milk Whole or 2%
    • 1/2 Cup Flour
    • 1 Tbl Sugar
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • pinch Cinnamon
    • 3 Tbl Butter Melted

    Garnish (optional)

    • 2-3 Tbl Powdered Sugar
    • Syrups
    • Fresh Berries


    • Preheat Oven to 400F Degrees
    • In a blender Add Eggs, Milk, Flour, Sugar, Salt, and Cinnamon and blend for 60 seconds. Scrape down sides if needed
    • Heat 10 in cast iron skillet over medium/high heat. Melt 3 Tbl Butter in skillet. Use Pastry Brush to brush melted butter on sides and bottom of skillet
    • Pour Batter into hot skillet
    • Place skillet into preheated oven and Bake for 15-18 minutes.

    Optional Garnish

    • Dust with Powdered Sugar
    • Drizzle with syrups
    • Add Fresh Berries


    Add Whipping Cream and Berries or a Dusting of Powdered Sugar to German Pancake.  Maple or Buttermilk Syrups are also delicious.  

    How to make Sweetened Whipping Cream

    Whip 1 cup of Heavy Whipping cream with a hand mixer until peaks form.  Add 2-3 Tablespoons Powder Sugar and 1 tsp Vanilla and continue whipping until stiff peaks.

    How to clean a Cast Iron Skillet

    To clean a cast-iron skillet use a scouring brush and hot water.  If needed only a small drop of detergent and rinse well.  Wipe dry and season with a few drops of oil. 


    Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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