Danish Aebleskivers

Danish Aebleskivers is perfect recipe for breakfast or a sweet treat snack. This is a family recipe that goes back generations.

Danish Aebelskivers

Danish Aebleskivers are a perfect substitute for pancakes and a great match for Cast iron.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: Danish Aebelskivers
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $10


  • Cast Iron Aebleskiver Pan


  • 3 eggs seperated
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp butter cut into fourths


  • Spray cast iron aebelskiver pan with buttered cooking spray and preheat to low heat on the stove top.
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add egg yokes to mixing bowl (saving egg whites for later step)
  • Mix all ingredients until combined well. (except for egg whites)
  • Fold in beaten egg whites. Should be the consistency of pancake batter.
  • Fill each cast iron ableskiver cup ¾ full of mixture.
  • Turn with a fork or knitting needle when the batter started to pull away from the pan.
  • They will be ready to plate when both sides are golden brown.
  • Optional: you may drop 1 tsp applesauce in the center after you fill the cup.
  • Optional: Serve with honey or syrup.


This was my Great Grandma Peterson’s recipe. She immigrated to the United States from Denmark.


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 642IU | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 4mg


  1. I have never made these before, I used your recipe and instructions and they turned out amazing! thank you so much!

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