Cake Waffles Recipe

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By Salma Dinani

The last time the kids wanted waffles for breakfast, we were down to the last bit of flour, which wouldn’t make enough to feed all of us. I remembered someone telling me about Cake Waffles once so I thought that this would be the perfect time to try them out. It seemed simple enough with only four ingredients and they actually turned out really well!

Cake Waffle Mix


Cake Waffles Recipe


1 box of any kind of cake mix (we used Rainbow)

1 cup of water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs


1. Heat your waffle iron

2. Make the cake batter using the mix, water, oil and eggs. Mix well with a spatula. (This is a simple enough recipe that you can even get the kids to help out)

3. Spray your waffle iron generously with cooking spray to ensure the batter doesn't stick to it.

4. Pour batter into the waffle iron. Be generous with the batter because if there's not enough, the waffle will be too thin and it will stick to the iron. (At least that's what happened to me.) Follow the cooking instructions for your waffle iron.

5. Serve and eat. If you want, you can top them with fruit or cool whip or you can just eat them alone, which is what we did. They even tasted great later on in the day as a snack.

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Salma Dinani is a writer, TV producer, mom of two, wife and a lover of good books (she just has no time to read them!) You can also find her blogging at

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35 responses to “Cake Waffles Recipe”

  1. Tat — March 2, 2014 @ 11:37 am (#)

    Delicious, will print for next weekend!


  2. Anna L. — March 2, 2014 @ 11:38 am (#)

    Awesome, yummy!


  3. Erika B — March 2, 2014 @ 1:23 pm (#)

    Omg my mouth is watering!! I am definitely saving this recipe wow!!!


  4. addibrae — March 2, 2014 @ 3:48 pm (#)

    Those look really good.


  5. Stephanie LaPlante — March 2, 2014 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of cake waffles before but you have me totally interested!!!


  6. Laurie P — March 3, 2014 @ 5:30 am (#)

    cake waffles….something new to try!


  7. francine — March 3, 2014 @ 7:34 am (#)

    really cute idea. ive had chocolate waffles at the farmers market before. and think this would be good made with a chocolate cake mix… now I just have to buy a waffle maker lol.


  8. Elva Roberts — March 6, 2014 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    The Cake Waffles you made sound delicious. It certainly showed some originality on the part of the cook. I will know what to do if this occasion arises at my home. Thank you.


  9. Anne Taylor — March 7, 2014 @ 11:01 am (#)

    Wow! I bet these are delicious! I know that we would all love them in our house!

    Thanks so much for the unique taste on waffles!


  10. jenn erin — March 7, 2014 @ 8:33 pm (#)

    Wow, what a neat idea! I have never thought about this. Very cool. Will definitely try this out.


  11. Elizabeth D. — March 8, 2014 @ 9:15 am (#)

    Oh, I need to try this. We love waffles so this would be a fun new twist!


  12. Aliya D. — March 9, 2014 @ 10:03 am (#)

    I’m going to try and make this for my older kid’s birthday breakfast this coming week. Thanks!


  13. kristen visser — March 14, 2014 @ 11:53 am (#)

    OMG how yummy!! i have never used cake mix for waffles but i am definitely gonna try this. i love how you used the rainbow bit mix that is my FAVORITE!! thank you for the recipe!


  14. Nena Sinclair — March 28, 2014 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    What a great idea! I’m going to give it a try!


  15. Lynda Cook — April 2, 2014 @ 8:41 pm (#)

    well this is different, never even crossed my mind to use a cake mix, I bet they were good, I’m going to have to try this out and see what everyone thinks, thanks for sharing!!


  16. Treen Goodwin — May 17, 2014 @ 8:06 am (#)

    Oh yummy sounds DELISH , will be trying this for sure , thanks for sharing 🙂


  17. Elva Roberts — May 26, 2014 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    This is such a wonderfully easy way to make waffles. I think waffles made with Chocolate Cake mix and served with whipped cream would be a wonderful (once in a while) treat.


  18. Michelle K — July 25, 2014 @ 12:26 am (#)

    I never thought of using cake batter what a great idea for a birthday breakfast 🙂 wouldn’t the birthday person love that? thanks for the great idea


  19. Candy Kelley — August 4, 2014 @ 8:45 am (#)

    Sounds like I must try this


  20. Seth — August 16, 2014 @ 9:37 am (#)

    We just got a new waffle iron and this recipe is perfect. Rainbow waffles? Yes!


  21. kathy downey — August 26, 2014 @ 10:05 am (#)

    These look so so good


  22. Darlene+W — September 19, 2014 @ 11:27 am (#)

    Waffles with sprinkles, oh what fun


  23. Darlene+W — November 21, 2014 @ 8:45 am (#)

    The picture reminds me of IHOP


  24. kathy downey — January 12, 2015 @ 9:09 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of cake waffles before,but I would love to try this


  25. DARLENE W — January 29, 2015 @ 9:47 am (#)

    Looks tasty and have waffles every time I stay at a quality inn


  26. kathy downey — February 8, 2015 @ 6:46 am (#)

    The Cake Waffles were a hit my friend made them and they were very good the kids just ate them all up


  27. katie m — February 16, 2015 @ 8:36 am (#)

    What an awesome idea. I can’t wait to try out these cake waffles because I love rainbow cake mix and I’m sure it’s even better in waffle form.


  28. loriag — February 16, 2015 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    What a great sounding recipe, I will give it a try.


  29. kathy downey — March 30, 2015 @ 5:34 am (#)

    Simple,just a cake mix..going to try these real soon


  30. kathy downey — April 21, 2015 @ 10:05 am (#)

    I am so amazed at cake waffles


  31. kathy downey — July 16, 2015 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    I dont have a waffle maker but my friend make these for brunch last Saturday they were delicious


  32. kathy downey — October 11, 2015 @ 12:05 pm (#)

    The Cake Waffles you made look so delicious!


  33. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 5, 2015 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of using a cake mix for waffles before and if I had a waffle iron I’d definitely try this out because it certainly looks good 🙂


  34. Elizabeth Matthiesen — February 11, 2017 @ 1:55 pm (#)

    I’ve still not got a waffle iron, oh well may be some day eh?


  35. Tammi L. — June 9, 2018 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    Oh this is so cool… I’m thinking that as a dessert I could do a lemon cake mix and then do a glaze! So going to try this!


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