(Pandekager) Danish Pancake Recipe

Danish Pancake Recipe – known as pandekager, this Danish sweet is a type of crepe that is thinner and more crispy at the edge when compared to French crepes. You will usually find this dish served during breakfast and has plenty of filling options. You can also enjoy this dish as a snack with some whipped cream or as it is. The overall process of making this recipe is fairly simple and quick to make. It is not entirely certain what the origins of the recipe are, but they are unique in their own way.

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(Pankedager) Danish Pancake Recipe

A crepe like Danish pancake spread with sugar or jam before being rolled up.
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Danish
Servings 8 pancakes


  • 2 dl wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla sugar
  • 1 knsp. salt
  • 3 dl milk
  • 1 egg
  • Butter for frying


  • First, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Then you add milk a little at a time. Whisk the pancake batter well to avoid lumps. It is easiest and fastest with an electric whisk.
  • Finally add eggs and stir well until the dough has the right consistency.
  • Heat the pan, melt the butter, and distribute the first batch of pancake batter. My forehead takes approx. ¾-1 dl dej. If you want to avoid the first one becoming a Monday pancake, make sure the pan is properly warm before pouring on the dough.
  • Turn when there is no more “wet dough” and finish frying on the other side.



If you think they are getting too thick, pour a little more milk into the dough.
Below you can see the nutrient content per. pancake.

Options and Variations for the Danish Pancake Recipe

The classic way to enjoy Danish pancakes is with fruits and cream or a jam spread inside. You can also go a more savory route and add some cream cheese for the filling. A regular Danish pancake is usually similar to a crepe with crispier edges and rolled up like a log. There are, however, other types of Danish pancakes under different names and looks.

Another variation of danish pancakes are called Aebleskiver. Think of aebleskiver as mini pancake balls similar to doughnuts. Like with pandekager, you can enjoy this dish with either jam, whipped cream, or plain sugar. If it’s filled with lingonberry jam filling though, they are Ebelskivers. Or if they resemble fluffy pancakes more, they are poffertjes.

In comparison to the other variations of Danish pancakes, poffertjes are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. What’s more, they can be served with a side of custard or plain with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. There are plenty of options to explore when it comes to Danish pancakes. More than variations in fillings and recipes, there are variations in ingredients you can explore as well. For example, you can add some beer to the recipe to give it a kick of flavor.

No matter what you choose to do with Danish Pancakes, it is a simple and sweet recipe to try at least once.

If you are interested in our other Danish sweets recipes, you can check out or “Fastelavnsboller Recipe” or “Havregrynskugler Recipe.”

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    1. We have to make the video at some stage in English as well 🙂 But right now just watch the video and you will most likely understand it anyway

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