Everyone loves waffles for breakfast, but what if you could turn them into a dessert as well? I’m not talking about just topping your ordinary waffles with a little extra whipped cream; I’m talking about making dessert waffles with a cake mix.
Just add a little extra water to the cake batter, pour it into a waffle iron, and you’ll have a tasty dessert in no time. It really just takes a few minutes to make these fun desserts that are sure to impress.
The Best Cake Mix for Dessert Waffles: Baby Cakes
We like to make our dessert waffles with our Baby Cake mixes, a cream cake mix. Cream cakes are denser than any cake mixes you buy from the store. They’re made with real pudding, so they’re moist and dense, almost like a pound cake. That makes for a delectable dessert waffle.
Top your waffles with simple syrup and fruit or top them like a cake with frosting, whipped cream, or even melted chocolate. You can even use your dessert waffles to make fun ice cream sandwiches. The opportunities are endless and delicious.
How to Make Dessert Waffles
- Prepare a Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes mix or a Very Fudgy Baby Cakes mix according to the package instructions, but use ¾ cup of water instead of ½ cup.
- Cook the batter in a waffle iron, just as you do with regular waffles.
- Top with ice cream, syrup, fruit, whipped cream, nuts, or any topping you like.
Strawberry Fudgy Dessert Waffles
To make these waffles, use the Very Fudgy Baby Cake mix and top them with sliced strawberries, whipped cream, and strawberry sauce.
Chocolate-Dipped Dessert Waffles
These dessert waffles are very simple with a vanilla bean baby cake mix and dipped into melted chocolate and rainbow jimmies.
Dessert Waffles as Ice Cream Sandwiches
For dessert waffle ice cream sandwiches, you can use either the vanilla bean baby cake mix or the fudgy baby cake mix, cut the waffles into quarters, place a scoop of ice cream on top, and finish off the ice cream sandwich with another quarter of a waffle.