Danish Aebelskivers

This is a recipe that my family has been using pretty much since I can remember!  Going to grandmas house as a kid on Christmas was always a joy because we knew something special happened in the mornings (besides Santa’s visit)!  These little pancake balls are absolutely WONDERFUL! I thought I was bringing a neat new recipe to the table when I met my husband but soon discovered a neat tradition of my husbands. The first Christmas I had with my husband, we celebrated with his huge extended family, I bet you couldn’t guess what the star of the meal was?…Yep, these delicious little balls of joy!  I fell even more in love with his family on that day, even though I didn’t think it was possible!

I lost all the pictures on my camera from when I made this, so I had to use these pictures from Google Images. I’ll be updating this recipe soon with my own pictures!In order to make these delicious pancakes you need a pan that looks like this:

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Here is the finished product:

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Danish Aebelskivers


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks.
  • Beat egg whites until you can make firm peaks.
  • In a seperate bowl, beat egg yolks.  Add sugar, salt, and milk; then flour, soda, and baking powder.
  • Last fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Place pan on the stove top over medium heat.  Let pan heat up.
  • Place a small amount of oil in each cup and fill 2/3 full of batter.  Cook until bubbling, carefully turning with fork, and finish baking on other side.
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  1. Catherine

    I'm so glad to have found your site! I am a terrible cook, but when I saw this recipe, I KNEW I had to give it a try. My husband loves these and they are a favorite childhood memory of his. I can't wait to tackle them! Can't wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing!Catherine

  2. Anonymous

    It's so nice to see that you made my favorite childhood desert! I'm from Danmark and grew up in a Danish family, eating more æbleskiver than could possibly be healthy. The way it was always prepared for me was to dip it in strawberry jam, and then powdered sugar. To eat it plain might as well be a sin. :) Nathalie Miehe-Renard

  3. Stefanie

    Yum! Made these for our Saturday morning breakfast. I've had a pan for this for a whole but was never brave enough to try it but this recipe was a great one to start with. Easy and delicious! Thanks!

  4. Louise @ Louise's Cooking Addiction

    I had no idea, that æbleskivers were made anywhere else than here in Denmark, where I live :-) And that you were even able to buy an æbleskiver pan. So fun to see it here! If you want the really traditional Danish kind, you should put a prune or a slice of apple in the middle while baking and slowly tturn the æbleskivers around while cooking. And it's mandatory to dip them in powdered sugar or jam :-) I've also tried making them with a little nutella put inside. Amazing!

  5. Melissa Thomas

    I cannot find this recipe either?!
    I am afraid the fault is mine or maybe my web browser. If you can offer any help at all I would appreciate it as I would love to make these.
    Thank you

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry about that and for the delay. This is an older recipe and I just updated the recipe card so it should be displaying for you now.