Chocolate Waffes 2

A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night with a crazy idea. Cake batter + waffle iron = Genius!!  After a Google search the next morning I discovered that I was not the first person to think of this!

Story of my life. But I’m over it now.

I like homemade cakes best and found a few chocolate cake recipes in my old friend – The Better Homes and Garden Cookbook.  I mixed up a combo of the Devil’s Food and the Fudge cake and added an extra egg as I wanted it a bit denser.  After the batter was mixed I turned on my waffle maker to medium heat and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. When ready, I filled just one corner of the waffle iron and let it bake.  I did not do an entire waffle at one time. I was worried it would be hard to get out without breaking apart.  I have a large Cuisinart waffle maker and ended up with 8 good sized cakes.

Cuisinart Wafflemaker

There are so many ways to serve this.  In this picture I have topped with strawberry ice cream, fresh fruit and my delicious, homemade chocolate sauce. Another idea is to spread the waffle with strawberry jam, let it sit for a few minutes, and then finish off with whatever toppings you choose. The jam soaks in a bit and makes for a softer and more rich cake.  So yummy!

Mix up your favorite cake and give it a try.

Mom’s Chocolate Sauce Recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan then whisk in the milk and melted butter. Continuing whisking and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or so whisking often. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and cool. The last time I made this I had a single mini Dove chocolate and a few leftover mini dark chocolate chunks and tossed them in as well!  Super delish.
Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, covered. 
Wilton makes a variety of plastic bottles that work well for drizzling the chocolate sauce.  This one from Joann’s is only $1.50.

Wilton squeeze bottleEnjoy!  Please share your pictures and ideas for making your Waffle Cakes special.

~Denise

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17 Responses to Like Waffles for Chocolate

  1. Amy says:

    This could make me break down and finally buy a waffle iron!

  2. Winnie says:

    Denise – it looks HEAVENLY !!
    Beautiful serving and I think it would a great romantic dessert for 2 🙂

  3. Ritchil says:

    This waffles look really good! Thanks for the chocolate sauce recipe!

    • Denise says:

      Hi Ritchil – you are so welcome! Come back and let us know what you put under the sauce 🙂 Or if you are like me I only need a spoon! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Anita Lim says:

    Wow, that looks absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. Ha! That is so funny. I often think I have a genius idea just to find out someone else already thought of it. What does it matter, these waffles look great. Our weekly Super Saturday Link Party is live. We would love to have you join us with any of your great ideas. It would make us so happy to have you on board.

  6. Nicole says:

    That looks great! Thank you for dropping by my linky party. Have a great week!

  7. GENIUS idea! Cannot wait to make these for our family! Thanks for sharing to Sunday FUNday! I’ll be featuring you this weekend!

  8. Saw this at Sunday FUNday, and had to pop over! I recently thought I had a creative brainwave too to cook chocolate muffins in the waffle iron. Here’s my post: http://mommynificent.com/2013/09/10/grain-free-sugar-free-chocolate-waffles/ Turns out I wasn’t much of an original genius either! 🙂 Oh well, so long as they taste good, right?
    Tina

  9. what a delicious recipe for entertaining a group of my kids friends! They are always making stuff in the kitchen. love if you share this on Fabulous Friday Party
    Thanks Maria
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-3/

  10. Thanks for sharing the recipe on Fabulous Friday Party last week, I will be featuring it next friday on my party, See you then and share some more.
    Maria

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