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dutch baby pancake in a cast iron skillet

Skillet Dutch Baby Pancake

  • Author: hungrygirlinqueens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A dutch baby pancake is baked in the oven it puffs up dramatically and develops a crispy rim while the base remains flat and tender.


  • 4 tablespoons soft butter, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup flour, sifted
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • syrup and fresh fruit for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Add two tablespoons of butter to a cast iron skillet and place in the oven during the last ten minutes of preheating.
  3. To make the pancakes, add the eggs to a blender and blend until light yellow.
  4. Add the sugar, salt, flour, milk, and remaining two tablespoons of butter, and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour the batter into the hot cast iron skillet (be careful not to burn yourself!).
  6. Bake 20 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350 and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until the pancake is deep golden brown and puffed up around the edges and the center  jiggles slightly.
  7. Serve warm with desired toppings.