Kaiserschmarrn is a traditional Austrian and German dessert made by shredding a large fluffy pancake and serving it with a fruit compote or caramel sauce. It’s a rich, sweet, and decadent dish that is perfect for a special occasion or as a treat. The name “Kaiserschmarrn” means “Emperor’s Mess” which refers to the shredded nature of the dish. It’s a classic comfort food that can be enjoyed all year round.

Here is a recipe for Kaiserschmarrn:


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • fruit compote or caramel sauce for serving (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the flour, milk, and vanilla extract until the batter is smooth.
  4. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
  5. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  6. Pour the batter into the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  7. Use two forks to shred the pancake into bite-size pieces.
  8. Cook the shredded pancake for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the edges are crispy.
  9. Dust the Kaiserschmarrn with powdered sugar and serve with a fruit compote or caramel sauce.

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