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Fluffy Nutella Dorayaki

Fluffy Nutella Dorayaki. Soft airy Japanese pancakes stuffed with a creamy hazelnut spread. This is my version of this delicious dessert and snack.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 3 whole pancake sandwiches
Calories per serving 223 kcal


Dorayaki Batter:



  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until broken. Whisk in milk. Followed by vanilla extract until well combined. Sift in all-purpose flour and baking powder and whisk well.
  • In another large mixing bowl, add egg whites. Whisk at a high speed with hand mixer. Gradually adding white sugar to the egg whites as you whisk.. Repeat process until there is no sugar left and stiff peaks have formed.
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  • Gently whisk a dollop of your meringue into the egg yolk mixture to loosen it. Then whisk in the remainder of the meringue. Whisk mixture 5-6 times. Then softly fold with a spatula until combined. Do not over stimulate the batter.
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  • Optional: You may transfer the batter into a piping bag to easily squeeze the batter into the pan for better control.
  • In a non-stick griddle set on low heat, lightly grease with oil. Once griddle is hot, add enough of the batter to create 3.5 inch wide pancake.
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  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of water in empty surrounding spaces of griddle. Cover with a lid. Cook pancakes for 5-6 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Once your pancakes have cooked and deflated, allow them to cool. Then spread Nutella on one side of one pancake and sandwich with another pancake.
  • Press the edges together to seal the pancake.
  • Slice in half and enjoy!


To store: refrigerate in a sealed container. This should last for 4 days.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Hand Mixer
Mixing bowl
Measuring Set
Large Non-Stick Pan
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Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg