Cake Mix Waffles – Simple Cake Batter Makes A Fun Dessert

by Sugar on February 22, 2012 · 24 comments

 Cake Mix Waffles – A Fun Dessert Print

Cake Batter Waffles are a fun, easy dessert to make with the kids. It allows you to turn a simple cake mix into a fun creative time in the kitchen. When I was a little girl my grandmother liked to make us waffles and ice cream, so I got to thinking why not make the waffles with cake batter?

The best part is that you can customize them and use any flavor batter that you like and top them with endless toppings. They are perfect for a night when the kids have friends sleep over and you want a fun dessert. I used Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake Mix and they were super yummy, but you can certainly use other flavors. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Cake Mix Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

12 servings (depending on size of waffle iron)


  • 1 box Betty Crocker® cake mix of your choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup oil


Heat waffle iron; spray with cooking spray

Prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Pour cake batter into waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron and cook according to the instructions for your machine.

Serve warm or cold with toppings of your choice.

Cooking Tips:

Waffles can be served with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream and other toppings like fruit, chocolate chips and sprinkles can be added too.

Two or three types of batter can be swirled into the waffle iron to make fun colors and flavors.


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Lynda says:

Our family had a recipe for Chocolate Waffle Iron cookies and we always made them when we were kids. This looks a whole lot simpler and probably tastes a whole lot better. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.
Oh, by the way, I love your site and found so many recipes. Hard to do much cooking in this apartment, it’s so small. Will be moving into a house soon and looking forward to making more of your wonderful recipes.
Thanks for being here.

Sugar says:

Hi, yes this is so much easier. :) thanks for the sweet feedback and good luck with the new house.

Kathi says:

Yummm!!! Bet these would be awesome with strawberries, ice-cream AND whipped cream!! Or maybe a raspberry sauce swirled underneath to dress up the plate!! 😉

Sugar says:

Yes I love that idea. YUM!

Joliene says:

Hummmm…think I will try this to make waffle cookies. Dust w/ pwd. Sugar.



Sugar says:

Good idea. I will try to get to that soon. :)





Cindy says:

Can I use cake batter to make pancakes too.

Sugar says:

The batter will be too thin for pancakes but if you add 1 cup of Bisquick to the mix it will work.


Angela says:

Hey, Sugar Can you try to make microwavable cake or cookies that include cake batter Thank you so much if you do make it! :)

Sugar says:

OK Angela I will try to get to that soon. :)

Mädchen mit Herz says:

This is such a funny idea! :)
I mention it on my blog.
This idea must be shared! :)


Sugar says:

Thanks it’s fun and the kids love them. Thanks for the feedback.


lisajean says:

Hello Sugar, What a great idea!! What type of waffle maker do you have? I’m looking to purchase one. Thanks, Lisajean

Sugar says:


I think it’s a Cuisinart, nothing too pricey but it works fine. Thanks for the feedback and let me know if you make them.

Sugar :)

What a neat idea.Very pretty and yummy looking desert.I will try this. Thanks Sugar.

Sugar says:

So glad you like it. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.