Finnish Pannu Kakku Recipe -
Finnish Pannu Kakku Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Finnish Pannu Kakku

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"A family favorite, this recipe is handed down to each generation. This rich, airy treat is best when served hot with jam or jelly."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Melt the butter in a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the beaten eggs and milk; mix well. Tilt the baking pan to coat all of the sides with butter, then pour the excess butter into the batter, and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2009

people always call this a finnish pancake, it's closer to french toast. a family fav. just heat the pan first. it's fantastic with syrup.from: a finnish girl. SISU!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2006

It was difficult to rate this because I wasn't sure what to expect. A Pannu Kakku recipe that I saw on another site said it was an "oven pancake," so I was expecting something similar to a pancake. (Which this was not). It was more like a slight sweet, puffy egg custard. My husband liked this, and I didn't care for it very much (though that may be more my personal taste than the recipe). I had to bake it a little longer than stated. I am glad I tried it, if only for the experience of baking (and tasting) some Finnish food.


22 Ratings

Nov 25, 2009

I make my mother's version of this, but I warm the pan in the oven before pouring the batter in. We all love Pannu Kakku

Dec 28, 2010

First off, guess it depends where in Finland your family(s) come from--we spell it Pannu Kakkua. Like others, we put butter into pan and it melts while oven is warming. Prefer to top with lingonberry sauce. Maple syrup works well too, as does cinnamon sugar.

Feb 20, 2007

I grew up with this recipe and am so glad to have found it. It tastes great with syrup too. I lost this recipe years ago and now I can make it again.

Mar 24, 2009

I grew up eating this too and our family recipe is very similar. I like mine cold and I add strawberries and whip cream (not authentic, but delicious!)

Jan 03, 2015

Never tried this before. It is delicious and was easy to make. Mine tastes and feels like bread pudding should, to me. I will definitely make this again and again!

Jun 09, 2010

Scrumdiddly. I used raw sugar and added vanilla sugar. I also served this with maple syrup. The girlfriend likes it with nutella though.


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  • Calories
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 657 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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