Kaiserschmarrn – a dish fit for an emperor

Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian pancake dessert made with raisins soaked in rum and topped with powdered sugar and preserves. It is the most legendary of all Austrian desserts and can not only be served as dessert but also as a main course.

Watch Michaela from SkiAustria Tours and Ingrid owner of the AktivHotel Hochfilzer in Ellmau preparing a this sweet and delicous dessert for the guests after a strenous day of skiing.

Recipe from the head chef of the AktivHotel Hochfilzer – one of our partner hotels in Ellmau at the Wilder Kaiser mountain.

How to make a “mess”:

Ingredients (1 portion)

100g of flour / 3 eggs / 1 tsp of sugar / 1 tsp vanilla sugar / pinch of salt

125ml milk / 100g butter / icing sugar / handful of raisins


In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Gradually whisk in the flour to make a smooth batter. If you like add some raisins.

Heat a pan and lightly melt some butter. Once the pan is hot enough, pour the batter into the pan and cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until the pancake has set and the bottom is golden brown. Turn the pancake and continue to bake. Divide the pancake into pieces, sprinkle over some sugar and a knob of butter. Allow the sugar and butter to caramalise.

Once the pancakes are ready, serve them with apple sauce or stewed plums.

Happy cooking and enjoy your meal!