This Dutch Baby Pancake recipe will have your family begging for more!

a Dutch baby pancake with berries and whipped cream

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Dutch Baby Pancakes are my new favorite breakfast/dessert.

a cast iron skillet with a Dutch baby topped with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream

What is a Dutch Baby?

I once was listening to someone talk about how much they loved Dutch Babies, and I remember thinking to myself - what the heck are they talking about?  What's a Dutch Baby?  

A Dutch baby is also often called a German pancake.  It's very similar to a Yorkshire pudding and is made with flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla.  You also use butter to grease the pan before adding your batter.  The bottom of the Dutch Baby pancake reminds me a little bit of a crepe - it's light and thin.  But the sides of the pancake are nice and puffy.

a Dutch baby pancake

I can't decide what part of this recipe is the best - is it the buttery, crispy golden pancake itself?  Maybe the super decadent homemade whipped cream flavored with vanilla.  Or is it the juicy fresh berry topping?  Whatever the BEST part of this recipe is, the combination of everything together is why a delicious treat like this can make a person instantly feel as if they are in food heaven!

a cast iron skillet recipe for a Dutch Baby pancake topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries

Use a Cast Iron Skillet

The secret to getting a perfect Dutch Baby is to preheat your cast iron skillet in the oven before adding your butter and then topping with the pancake batter.  If you don't already have a cast iron skillet, I love the one from Pampered Chef.  You can find one here.


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Back to the Dutch Baby.... this is my new guilty pleasure for sure!  I almost made it again this morning, but figured I need to have some self control and will try to hold out until this weekend. 

When it's time to start having guests again, I'm going to make mini versions of this recipe in the individual serving sized cast iron skillets.

a Dutch baby pancake in a cast iron skillet topped with strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream


That's it for this Dutch Baby pancake recipe.  Until next time!

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a Dutch baby pancake recipe

a Dutch baby pancake in a cast iron skillet topped with strawberries, blueberries, and homemade whipped cream

Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe (originally from Pampered Chef)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp butter (½ stick), cut into pieces
  • For the Whipped Cream Topping:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) powdered sugar,
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to top with


  1. Place the 10" Cast Iron Skillet into the oven and preheat to 425°F
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Then, whisk in the flour.
  3. When the oven is preheated, carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add the butter, swirling it to melt.
  4. Pour the batter into the skillet and return it to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. To make the whipped cream, add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and the vanilla together a whip until soft peaks form.
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven. Serve the Dutch baby with the strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar.


Making the whipped cream is super easy in the Pampered Chef Whipped Cream Maker.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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