Cake Mix Waffles

Learn how to take a box cake mix and make cake mix waffles in any flavor you’d like. Only 4 ingredients needed for an easy breakfast the kids will love.

Table of Contents
  1. About cake mix waffles:
  2. Can you make waffles from a cake mix?
  3. How to Make Cake Mix Waffles
  4. Waffle Topping Ideas
  5. Flavor Variations
  6. Cake Mix Waffles Recipe
  7. How to Freeze Waffles

Have you tried our cake mix pancakes yet? They are great for birthdays and holidays or just to make any day a little extra special.

If you’re more of a waffle-lover for breakfast, try using a cake mix to make waffles. These Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles are thick and rich and are simply easy to make. Dessert for breakfast in the form of cake batter waffles…why not?!

3 cake mix waffle pancakes with chocolate toppings

About cake mix waffles:

  • Flavor: The flavor of this specific waffle is chocolate, but you can use any flavor box cake mix you’d like. Strawberry, lemon, white or even caramel cake mix. They’re all amazing!
  • Texture: These pancakes aren’t necessarily a light and fluffy pancake, but they are rich and moist, easy to cut into.

Can you make waffles from a cake mix?

Yes, and we love doing this because it only takes 4 ingredients and the flavor possibilities are endless.

You’ll need a cake mix, vegetable oil, milk and eggs. The rest of the ingredients are topping ideas and are optional.

How to Make Cake Mix Waffles

This recipe is complete in just 3 simple steps:

  1. Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix together the box cake mix with the oil, milk and eggs.
  2. Heat waffle maker to medium high heat. When the waffle iron is hot, add ¾ cup batter and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove the waffle and repeat with the rest of the waffle batter.
chocolate batter in a waffle maker
chocolate waffle in a waffle maker

Waffle Topping Ideas

Maple syrup or honey is always a great choice for topping waffles. And if you’re trying to stay healthy, fresh berries are the way to go.

  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Melted Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • Whipped cream, chocolate chip, candies and chocolate syrup
  • Cranberry Sauce (for a Christmas treat!)
a stack of chocolate waffles with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle

Flavor Variations

  • Use a spice cake mix and drizzle with a cream cheese glaze.
  • Strawberry cake mix is great with fresh strawberries or homemade strawberry topping.
  • Use a box lemon cake mix and top with lemon curd and lemon zest.
  • Make vanilla cake mix waffles and top with ice cream and sprinkles for a birthday instead of a traditional birthday cake. Or use a funfetti cake mix.
  • For Christmas, Valentine’s Day or July 4th, red velvet cake mix is the way to go!
overhead view of a chocolate waffle
overhead view of a chocolate waffle

Cake Mix Waffles

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Learn how to take a box cake mix and make cake mix waffles in any flavor you'd like. Only 4 ingredients needed for an easy breakfast the kids will love.
Servings 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes

Ingredients
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix (for 9×13 cake)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 large eggs

Optional toppings:

  • maple syrup
  • whipped cream
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate sauce
  • caramel

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand mixer or whisk, mix together the box cake mix with the oil, milk and eggs.
  • Heat a waffle maker to medium high heat. When the waffle maker is hot, add ¾ cup of the batter and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the waffle and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve hot with your favorite toppings.
  • Store any leftover waffles in the fridge in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Try this recipe using your favorite box cake mix.
  • To store, place in an airtight container or bag and refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
  • To reheat, preheat oven to 350℉ place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until hot and slightly crispy.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 6 waffles, with 1 serving being 1 plain waffle. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 4mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 352
Keyword birthday breakfast, box cake mix recipe

How to Freeze Waffles

This recipe is a great freezer breakfast recipe. Make the cake mix waffles as described in the recipe.

  • Make sure they are cooked through, but don’t cook them until they are crispy.
  • Freeze the waffles individually on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • After the waffles have frozen, package them in Ziploc storage bags and freeze. Freezing them first individually will help the waffles not stick together.
  • When you are ready to serve the waffles on a lazy weekend morning or busy school morning, pop the frozen waffles into the toaster and let them cook until they are warmed through and lightly crisped.

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