Family Favorite Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

Mr. Frugalista has fond childhood memories of this decadent Swedish Aeggekage Breakfast being served on the family farm Christmas morning. It is a Danish oven pancake but similar to a sweet version of Yorkshire pudding.

Don't let that intimidate you because it is quite easy to make. It is a great recipe to serve for holiday brunch or a large group Christmas morning. His family's version of this traditional Swedish recipe has a yummy layer of bacon.

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

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Family Favorite Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

The fluffy Yorkshire base is topped with cranberry sauce and whipped cream but I added my own twist by sprinkling orange zest on top. If you're looking for a healthy low-fat breakfast recipe, THIS IS NOT IT!

Family Favorite Swedish Breakfast

I'd never tried this recipe before but I often heard my husband speak of it fondly over the years. I'm not going to lie, I may have done some moaning and groaning while eating it. Oh my goodness, where has this decadent breakfast been all my life!

We enjoyed it so much that it's on the menu for our family brunch this weekend, so now our kids will be tasting it for the first time too. I've included the printable recipe card further down in the post.

Family Favorite Swedish Oven Pancake

The motivation for finally making the traditional family Aeggekage breakfast is to honor my late mother-in-law who sadly we lost in September. This Christmas, our first without her, we are serving her favorite family recipes. Earlier this week I shared her mouth-watering Swedish Pepparkaka Cookie recipe.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time?

This is not a make-ahead recipe and best served right from the oven. You can cook the bacon ahead of time and have it ready in the fridge to save some time.

Aeggekage recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients needed to make the recipe.

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast Ingredients

Aeggekage layers

The first layer is cooked bacon in a buttered baking pan.

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast Bacon Layer

Making the batter is similar to making crepes. You whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, and salt together.

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast Batter Ingredients

Then you whisk in the flour in small increments and let stand in the fridge for 30 minutes.

 Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast Batter

Like Yorkshire pudding, you pour the batter into a hot greased baking dish and bake in the oven until it rises and is nice and fluffy.

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast With Toppings

Sprinkle with a dusting of icing sugar. Cut into 12 portions and top with whole cranberry sauce, a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of orange zest.

What we'll do differently next time

You can see in the photo above that there is a lot of butter resting on the top of the cooked Yorkshire base. Next time we'll reduce the butter from 1/2 cup to 1/3 of a cup.

This recipe is very filling and it's unlikely your guests will be asking for seconds. Ask me how I know!

As promised here is the printable recipe card should you want to make this Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast.

Yield: 12

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

This family favorite recipe, also known as a Danish Oven Pancake, is a perfect dish to serve for brunch or Christmas morning. It's Yorkshire pudding-like base topped with whole cranberry sauce, whipped cream, and orange zest makes this a very decadent but filling breakfast. Your guests will be asking for the recipe!
prep time: 1 hour cook time: 15 M total time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 1 lb of bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Icing Sugar for dusting
  • Whipped Cream, for serving
  • Orange Zest of 1 orange, for serving


How to cook Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

  1. Precook 1 package of bacon until cooked but not crisp.
  2. Place on a paper towel-lined dish to absorb the fat and set aside.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, and salt until smooth.
  4. Whisk in flour in small increments until incorporated.
  5. Set mixture aside in the fridge and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 500℉ (260 ℃).
  7. Place butter into a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish and place into the preheated oven until it melts.
  8. Brush the butter all over the bottom and sides of the hot dish.
  9. Lay the precooked bacon on the bottom of the hot dish.
  10. It's very important that the butter in the baking dish is still very hot for the next step.
  11. Pour batter into the hot baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  13. Dust with icing sugar and top with whole cranberry sauce.
  14. Cut into 12 servings.
  15. Top with whipped cream and orange zest.


Prep time includes cooking the bacon and setting the batter aside for 30 minutes.
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I'd be so thankful if you pinned this recipe or shared it with a friend. With gratitude! -Marie

Family Favorite Swedish Aeggekage Christmas Breakfast

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  1. I've never heard of this before, but it looks delicious and it has bacon.

    1. It is so so good Jenny! I can't believe it took me so long to finally make it otherwise it would have been served every Christmas morning for decades.

  2. I love the Christmas flavours in this delicious recipe, Marie! I've never heard of Swedish Aeggekage breakfast, it's definitely something I want to try.

    1. The flavour combinations are so so delicious, Cyna. I'm salivating just thinking about them. LOL

  3. What a wonderful way to honor your mother-in-law. I love that! This recipe looks amazing too. So pretty and festive!

    1. Thank you Heather 😊 I can't believe I waited so long to make this breakfast because it's so delicious.

  4. That combination of ingredients looks delicious!

  5. This looks great!! I am adding to my Christmas menu.

  6. This reminds me of Dutch pancakes, but this looks like it has a egg custard type center? I like that this has all the essential breakfast good all in one pan. Pinned.

    1. It is a version of a Danish Oven Pancake, Erlene. It is kind of between a custard and Yorkshire pudding but VERY filling. I don't think traditional Aeggekage has bacon but my husband's family always added it. So yummy 😋

  7. I've never heard of this, but simply must give it a try! looks fabulous. XOXO PInned....

    1. Susie, I'm telling you it is so delicious. We're hosting a brunch tomorrow morning and serving this yummy breakfast. I can't wait to sink my teeth into it once again. 😋

  8. I just saw your recipe for the Swedish “puff”! I will make it when my sister comes to visit for the holidays! My Dad was Swedish and he loved the pepparkakke too! I always buy some pickled herring and Aquavite to have at Christmas too. Do you do the herring thing or do you hate it? We always ate some strange foods that other people thought were crazy! Thanks for the recipes!

    1. I hope your sister loves the Aeggekage, Laura! My mother-in-law spoke of having the pickled herring and Aquavite when she was a kid but in all honesty, you couldn't pay me enough money to give it a try.


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