Recipe: German Pancake in a Mug

German pancake in a mugBy now, you all know how much I adore German pancakes, also called Dutch Babies, from these posts here and here. These huge concoctions of egg, milk, butter and a little bit of flour are oven-baked to a golden marvel.

Today, I wanted just a smackerel (I think that might be a Pooh Bear word) of that Dutch Baby taste so I recalled a pin on Pinterest that I found a few weeks ago for a German Pancake baked in a mug. The recipe is an adaptation of one originally done on Bittersweet: Sugar and Sarcasm blog. I ended up tweaking my version a bit by using two full eggs.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • a dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


First, make sure you have a large enough mug (it also needs to be oven-proof). I used a artisan-crafted mug that I received at Christmas. It measures about 4 inches. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Melt the butter in the microwave – about 30 seconds, and pour into the mug. I rolled it around a bit to coat the sides so the egg mixture wouldn’t stick.

Next, beat the eggs (I did it by hand) but you could also do it in a blender, if you wish. Just make sure the eggs are nice and frothy, and a lemon color. Once the egg is beaten, add the flour, salt and milk. Mix until combined. Pour into the mug.

Place the mug on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. I peeked at mine at 15 minutes and it still hadn’t risen that much, so I waited another 3 minutes. It was perfect!

German pancake in the mug right out of the ovenYou may want to poke the pancake, just to be sure it’s all the way cooked. Once finished, take out of the oven. Let cool a minute (be careful, the mug will be HOT!) and then tip the pancake out onto a plate (or you could eat it in the mug, but mine was scorching still and I was hungry).

Sprinkle german pancake with powdered sugar and lemon juiceTo finish your pancake, use your toppings of choice. I go with the traditional powdered sugar and lemon juice, but you could also use maple syrup, fresh fruit or something else.

I found the pancake to resemble a really close version of the large pancake at Original Pancake House chains. The good thing was that I didn’t have to wait an hour for it!

This is dangerous I know this recipe now…



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