Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes スフレパンケーキ

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Japanese take pancakes to new heights. Think cottony clouds of heaven that melt in your mouth! Have you seen Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes (スフレパンケーキ) on social media or maybe even tasted when you visited Japan? They are fluffy, airy, delicate pancakes that probably look too fancy for a weekday breakfast, but impossible to resist making on the weekend.

These pillowy, soft pancakes are a must-try. You can’t miss the fizzy, bubbly sound from the souffle pancakes when you cut them open to enjoy!

Watch How to Make Fluffy Japanese Souffle PancakesJapanese take pancakes to new heights. Think cottony clouds of heaven that melt in your mouth! Have you seen Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes (スフレパンケーキ) on social media or maybe even tasted when you visited Japan? They are fluffy, airy, delicate pancakes that probably look too fancy for a weekday breakfast, but impossible to resist making on the weekend.

These pillowy, soft pancakes are a must-try. You can’t miss the fizzy, bubbly sound from the souffle pancakes when you cut them open to enjoy!

Watch How to Make Fluffy Japanese Souffle Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp whole milk (22 g)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cake flour (30-34 g)
  • ½ tsp baking powder (2 g)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (25 g)
  • 1 Tbsp neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc) (for greasing the pan)
  • 2 Tbsp water (for steaming)

Fresh Whipped Cream (optional)

  • ½ cup heavy (whipping) cream (120 ml)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp sugar (20 g)

Toppings

  • 1 Tbsp confectioners’ sugar/powder sugar
  • Fresh berries
  • maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Gather all the ingredients. You will also need a 12-inch non-stick frying pan (large enough to cook 3 pancakes at the same time) with a lid.
  2. Separate egg whites and egg yolks into two different bowls. Put the bowl with egg whites in the freezer for 15 minutes. Why do we freeze egg whites? Please read 3 Tips to Make Perfect Meringue (Egg Whites) in this post.
  3. In the meantime, add milk and vanilla to the egg yolks and whisk until thick and frothy.
  4. Sift the cake flour and baking powder into the bowl.

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