Hungarian Sweet Pancakes (Palacsinta)

Sweet Pancakes
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 16 crepes (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
78 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16 crepes (16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1359mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 3g
Calcium 39mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Hungarian palascinta are paper-thin pancakes served rolled or folded into triangles with fruit fillings, ground nuts or whipped cream. When they are stacked to form a cake, it is called rakott palacsinta.

Palacsinta are similar to French crepes, Polish naleśniki, and Croatian/Serbian palacinke, among others. This recipe is for sweet fillings. There are other palacsinta recipes for a more savory pancake.


  • 3 large eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup club soda
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, club soda, and orange juice. Stir in flour, sugar, salt, and vanilla to form a smooth batter.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon butter in an 8-inch skillet. Use a small ladle to add enough batter to coat the bottom of the pan in a thin, even layer, rotating pan as needed to cover.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes on the first side and 1 1/2 minutes on the second side or until the pancake is lightly browned. Remove and keep warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes with the remainder of the butter and batter.

  4. Fill with any combination of fruit preserves, sugared ground nuts, whipped cream and fresh fruit, pie filling, etc., and roll or fold into triangles. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve with a dollop of whipped cream, a grating of chocolate, or a fruit, custard or chocolate sauce, if desired.

  5. Enjoy!