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German Cast-Iron Pancakes (with Strawberry Sauce)


Puffy, German cast iron pancakes served with a deliciously aromatic warm strawberry sauce.


Fluffy Cast Iron Pancakes

German cast iron pancakes baked in the oven and served with a delicious strawberry sauce.


Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce


These cast iron pancakes are one of those recipes I knew I have to make the first time I saw them. And not only kept the recipe in mind for later but actually made it one day later, I only had to buy the strawberries.

Ever since I have been making the cast iron pancakes regularly, mostly in spring, this is one dish that my children keep requesting.

Incredibly fluffy oven pancakes, German-style, served with that juicy strawberry sauce, a perfect light spring meal or dessert. Actually, we always have this kind of pancakes (any kind of pancakes or crepes, actually) as a sweet main meal… Or rice pudding, never served as dessert, always as dinner…


Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce


Why should you make an oven pancake instead of regular ones?

  • So much quicker and easier.
  • Instead of frying many little pancakes on the stove, you only pour the batter into a large cast iron pan, cook the pancake on the stove for 2 minutes, then finish cooking it in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • The German pancake is so large and fluffy that it will be enough for at least 2-3 people, it is always enough for us (2 adults and 2 children).
  • And if you are serving more people, but only have one pan, prepare the double amount of batter, bake the first pancake, remove it from the pan.
  • Pour the remaining batter into the pan, cook on the stove for 2 minutes, then place in the oven.
  • Serve the first pancake divided into smaller portions while the second one bakes. Once you are finished with the first pancake, the second one will be ready as well.



German pancakes:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Milk and some heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter

Strawberry sauce:

  • Strawberries
  • Unsalted butter
  • Runny honey
  • Sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cinnamon


Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce


Strawberry sauce for the pancake

  • I think this recipe for the warm strawberry sauce to be very suitable when you happen to buy some strawberries, which are not exactly at their best, meaning under-ripe.
  • We do have some of those, unfortunately, in the supermarket, especially at the beginning of the season.
  • Nobody really wants to eat them then, so they end up in a smoothie or something similar.
  • But this recipe offers a wonderful solution, the honey and the butter enhance the strawberry aroma, they become soft and nice due to the short cooking time.


Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce


More pancakes?

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Zucchini Feta Pancakes – Soft, savory zucchini pancakes with feta cheese and herbs.

Potato Pancakes – Easy to make German potato pancakes or fritters.

Japanese Cabbage Pancakes – Okonomiyaki recipe served with bacon, homemade okonomiyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise.

First published: June 15th, 2016

Last updated: April 16th, 2020


Oven Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce

German Cast-Iron Pancakes (with Strawberry Sauce)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

German cast-iron pancakes baked in the oven and served with a delicious strawberry sauce.


  • German pancake:
  • 3 eggs (large Germany, extra-large US)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl.oz/ ¼ cup milk
  • 60 ml/ 2 fl.oz/ ¼ cup heavy cream
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 50 g/ 1.7 oz/ 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Strawberry sauce:
  • 300 g/ 10.5 oz strawberries
  • 1 ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • 50 g/1.7 oz/ ¼ cup sugar
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • icing sugar


German pancake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius/ 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Divide the egg whites from the egg yolks. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue whisking until stiff again.
  3. Melt the butter and let cool slightly while you prepare the rest. Mix together the egg yolks, milk, heavy cream, salt, vanilla extract, and the melted butter.
  4. Sieve the flour over this mixture and incorporate it. Fold in the egg whites as well.
  5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet. Add the oil. Pour in the batter, turn down the heat and cook the pancake for about 2 minutes until the bottom is lightly brown.
  6. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes until the pancake is golden and fluffy.

Strawberry sauce:

  1. In the meantime clean and halve or quarter the strawberries, depending on size.
  2. Melt the butter in a small pan, add the honey and the sugar and let caramelize shortly.
  3. Add the strawberries, lemon juice, and cinnamon and cook shortly, while stirring gently, about 2-3 minutes until coated and warmed through, they should not become mushy.


  1. Turn the pancake onto a large plate or platter, cover half of it with the strawberry sauce and fold the other half over the strawberries.
  2. Dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1/3 of the pancake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.



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