Chocolate Cake Waffles

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Cake Waffles will be your new favorite lazy weekend breakfast recipe. With just a box of cake mix, this couldn't be more fool proof.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Chocolate Cake Waffles

Chocolate Cake Waffles will be your new favorite lazy weekend breakfast recipe. With just a box of cake mix, this couldn’t be more fool proof.

Chocolate Cake Waffles

While I made Chocolate Cake Waffles, you can use your favorite flavor of cake mix. Whether you want to make these for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, you really can’t go wrong with these. So, grab a box of cake mix and get cooking!

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What We Love About This Waffle Cake Recipe

This is such a fun way to celebrate a special occasion or simply a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth. For even more fun ideas, check this out.

  • 20 Minute Meal: Make these in under 20 minutes!
  • Easy Ingredients: If you have a box of cake mix laying around, you can definitely make these cake waffles.
  • Family Friendly: These chocolate cake waffles will be a hit with your kids, especially if you they them decorate the waffles with their favorite toppings.
Chocolate Cake Waffles covered with strawberries and chocolate chips.

Ingredient Notes

  • Cake Box Mix: For this recipe, all you will need is a box of your favorite flavor. You will also need the ingredients that the box instructions include, ingredients and measurements will vary depending on which one you use. Make your favorite cake mix your favorite way.

Equipment Needed Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles

How to Make Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Cake Waffles. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Turn on your waffle iron and allow it to heat up. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, make the batter according to the instructions on the cake mix box.

STEP 2: MAKE THE CAKE WAFFLES

Spray iron with a bit of nonstick spray in between cooking each waffle. Use a measuring cup to pour batter into the hot waffle iron, starting by place the cake batter in the center of hot waffle maker. Cook for about 4 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove from iron with tongs and place on serving dish. Repeat until you use up all your batter. Top with chocolate sauce and a drizzle of maple syrup and serve!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can prepare the batter and leave covered in the fridge for up to a day before cooking waffles.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

If you have any leftover cake waffles store in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 3 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze waffles, store in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat frozen waffles, you can heat up in a toaster oven or microwave for 45 seconds to a 1 minute or until hot.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE

To make this waffle cake recipe gluten free choose a gluten free brand of cake mix, they are so easy to find and readily available is virtually all supermarkets nationwide.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE VANILLA CAKE MIX IN PLACE OF CHOCOLATE?

You can absolutely make these cake waffles with vanilla cake mix or any other flavor you’d like.

CAN YOU USE PANCAKE MIX FOR WAFFLES?

If you’re wondering, can I use pancake mix to make waffles, the answer would be yes, most of the time the mix will have instructions on the box, but if not just make as the instructions say and cook in a waffle iron.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WAFFLE AND A BELGIAN WAFFLE?

The main difference is that Belgian waffles are traditionally thicker with a sweeter and richer taste.

A plate of the waffles.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Red Velvet Cake Waffles: Use a box of red velvet cake mix to make waffles. You can also use this cream cheese syrup from this pancake recipe to add to these waffles.
  • Birthday Cake Waffles: For a fun birthday breakfast, use funfetti cake mix or just add rainbow sprinkles to white cake mix. Or food dye for fun colors.
  • Brunch Waffle Bar: Make a waffle bar for brunch. You can serve regular and chocolate waffles along with toppings such as maple syrup, whipped cream, coll whip, fresh fruit such as cherries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh berries, chocolate syrup, strawberries, peanut butter, caramel sauce, crushed Oreos, peanuts, a scoop of ice cream, etc, the list goes on and on, you can get creative with it.
  • Mini Waffles: Use a mini waffle iron to make mini waffles that your kids will have so much fun eating. Using a mini-iron will result in about 18-20 mini waffles.

What to Serve with Cake Mix Waffles

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Chocolate Cake Waffles

Chocolate Cake Waffles

Yield: 8 Waffles
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Cake Waffles will be your new favorite lazy weekend breakfast recipe. With just a box of cake mix, this couldn't be more fool proof.
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Ingredients

  • Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Plus Ingredients Called for on the Box

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to package directions.
  • Once the iron is preheated, spray with cooking spray and portion out about 1/2 cup of cake batter into the iron (or whatever your iron calls for).
  • Cook for 4 minutes or until waffle iron indicates that your waffle is done.

Expert Tips

  • Red Velvet Cake Waffles: Use a box of red velvet cake mix to make waffles. You can also use this cream cheese syrup from this pancake recipe to add to these waffles.
  • Birthday Cake Waffles: For a fun birthday breakfast, use funfetti cake mix or just add rainbow sprinkles to white cake mix.
  • Brunch Waffle Bar: Make a waffle bar for brunch. You can serve regular and chocolate waffles along with toppings such as maple syrup, whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh berries, chocolate syrup, strawberries, peanut butter, caramel sauce, crushed Oreos, peanuts, a scoop of ice cream, etc, the list goes on and on, you can get creative with it.
  • Mini Waffles: Use a mini waffle iron to make mini waffles that your kids will have so much fun eating. Using a mini iron will result in about 18-20 mini waffles.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, Brunch, chocolate, dessert, waffles

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