Gundel pancake

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Gundel pancake
Gundel Palacsinta at Gundel.jpg
Gundel Palacsinta filled with walnuts and chocolate sauce
Type Pancake
Place of origin Hungary
Created by Károly Gundel
Main ingredients Walnuts, raisins, rum, dark chocolate sauce (egg yolks, heavy cream, cocoa)
Cookbook: Gundel pancake  Media: Gundel pancake

A Gundel pancake (original Gundel palacsinta) is a crêpe-like variety of pancake from Hungary.[1]


The first Gundel pancake was created and invented by Károly Gundel,[1][2] who made the pancake with ground walnuts, raisins, and rum filling, served flambéed in a dark chocolate sauce made with egg yolks, heavy cream and cocoa. The original recipe is secret; only the worldwide-known Gundel restaurant knows it. The restaurant serves 25,000 portions to their guests annually.[citation needed]


The dessert is well known in the Austrian kitchen. They recommend this pancake sometimes as Chocolate-walnut palatschinke or Walnut-palatschinke in Austria. It is usually served with whipped cream and normally doesn't contain raisins. The Hotel Sacher presents it based on the original prescription, with caramelized walnut.

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  1. ^ a b Valent, Dani (June 5, 2007). "Paprika Hussar". The Age. Retrieved February 17, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Hafner, Brigitte (April 25, 2006). "Gundel's walnut and chocolate pancakes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved February 17, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)


  • Gundel, Karoly (1992). Gundel's Hungarian cookbook. Budapest: Corvina. p. 127. ISBN 963-13-3600-X. OCLC 32227400

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