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Dutch Eierkoeken – Egg Cakes

Dutch Eierkoeken – Egg Cakes are light as a cake and eaten as a cookie. They are delicious, very easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Dutch Eierkoeken - Egg cakes

As far as I can remember, eierkoeken are relatively popular, but nobody is really talking about them. It’s like a given that people eat them, and they are often part of a kids lunch. The story goes that these egg cakes had a spike in popularity in the early 2000s, when a Dutch author/weight loss consultant suggested they were a healthy snack. That was only based on the fact that they’re made without butter and thus have a low fat content.

As a trained nutritionist, I cannot say that I agree with that; a healthy snack should be more than the absence of fat. But it does not surprise me that it became popular for a while for people who were trying to lose wait.

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Lemon zest
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

How to make Dutch Eierkoeken – Egg Cakes

The instructions for making the Dutch Eierkoeken are simple and you can easily double or triple this recipe, no adjustments necessary, other than multiplying.

Step 1 – Whip egg and sugar until foamy and light in color.

Step 2 – Add flour, lemon zest, baking powder and salt.

Step 3 – Scoop 3 egg cakes on baking sheet, as far apart as possible.

Step 4 – Bake for about 10 minutes.

When you bake them a few minutes longer, you’ll get crunchy brown edges. Just the way I like them. Allow the egg cakes to cool and peel them off the parchment paper.

Pile of Egg cakes on plate

How to Serve Dutch Eierkoeken

  • Plain, the way they come from the oven
  • As a dessert, with fresh fruits and a dollop of cream or ice cream
  • With butter and sugar
  • Savory combination with cheese and cold cuts

Other Dutch Baking Recipe to try:

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Dutch Eierkoeken – Egg Cakes

Author: Marinka
Dutch Eierkoeken – Egg Cakes are light as a cake and eaten as a cookie. They are delicious, very easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
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Servings: 3


  • 1/2 lemon zest only
  • 1 egg
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 50 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix egg and sugar in a bowl until white and thickened. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Mix lemon zest with sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients mix to sugar-egg mix to incorporate.
  • Divide batter in 3 circles on your baking sheet. As far apart as possible.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. When bottom starts to change color, the eierkoeken are ready.
  • Allow to cool and take off the parchment paper.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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