The Easiest Waffle Cake

Waffle cake is going to change your way of looking at breakfast and dessert and will marry the perfect combination of cake, waffles, melted butter, and rich and delicious maple syrup.

Dessert is one thing I know will bring a smile to everyone’s face and this Texas sheet cake is one of my favorites along with these chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate dipped cake pops.

waffle cake from an overhead view on a white background with melted butter and maple syrup poured on top, with maple syrup and butter in the background and a black serving spatula, by The Food Cafe

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Waffle Cake

Have you ever just had a craving for cake for breakfast?  I know my daughter would do anything to eat cake so I made this waffle cake for her to enjoy one morning as a surprise.

Three yellow cakes stacked high with a buttermilk waffle baked right inside each layer, topped with butter that melts right into the waffle honeycomb and is drenched in maple syrup.

When I pulled the waffle cake out of the oven she couldn’t believe her eyes, and at the age of 2-1/2 this was the tallest cake she has ever seen and she couldn’t wait to have a piece.

Waffle cake on a white background stacked with three yellow round cakes and waffles baked in the middle of each layer. Topped with butter and maple syrup by The Food Cafe.

How to make a waffle cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly spray 3 round 8 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Using your favorite yellow cake mix prepare as directions state and pour equal amounts into prepared cake rounds.  Place one frozen waffle on top of batter and gently press down.  Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.  First four steps in making a waffle cake. Mixing yellow cake batter, separating batter into three 8 inch round cake pans, and placing a frozen waffle in the center of the batter on a white background, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Allow to cool briefly, remove from pans and top the first layer with butter and maple syrup.  Repeat butter and maple syrup layers as you stack the cakes on top of each other.  Serve and enjoy. Step two making waffle cake, placing butter and maple syrup on first layer and then stacking the second layer on top and adding butter and syrup then finally adding the last layer again topping with butter and syrup, by The Food Cafe.

What are the holes in waffles called?

They are referred to as “honeycombs.”

Why are there holes in waffles?

Holes in waffles are now thought of a place for toppings to be held such as butter, syrup, fruit, but originally they were just a design symbol of a waffle.

Waffle cake on a white background served with melted butter and maple syrup on top on a serving plate. A black serving spatula is also on the serving plate where a piece of the cake has been cut. Butter and maple syrup are in the background served along side the cake, by The Food Cafe.

What is the difference between a Belgian waffle and a regular waffle?

Belgian waffles have a crispier texture to them and have a deeper and larger honeycomb pattern.  A regular waffle has a smaller honeycomb patter and has a softer texture.

Can you make your own waffles for waffle cake?

Yes.  If you want to make your own waffles you certainly can.  I used the frozen waffles to make life a little simpler, and I was short on time.

What can I put on my waffles instead of syrup?

  • Fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate fudge
  • Powdered sugar
  • Honey
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam

A piece of waffle cake on a white plate served with a gold spoon and maple syrup and butter on the side on a white background, by The Food Cafe.

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Waffle cake, by The Food Cafe

Waffle cake

Easiest Waffle Cake

Servings: 6 people
Waffle cake is going to change your way of looking at breakfast and dessert and will marry the perfect combination of cake, waffles, melted butter, and rich and delicious maple syrup.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 2 15oz Yellow cake mix made according to package directions for 8 inch round cake pans.
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cups butter
  • 3 frozen waffles
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Maple syrup
  • 3 8 inch round cake pans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and lightly spray 3 round 8 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Using your favorite yellow cake mix prepare as directions state and pour equal amounts into prepared cake rounds.  Place one frozen waffle on top of batter and gently press down.  Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center of cake.  
  • Allow to cool briefly, remove from pans and top the first layer with butter and maple syrup.  Repeat butter and maple syrup layers as you stack the cakes on top of each other.  Serve and enjoy. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Waffle cake
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 238mg, Sodium: 402mg, Potassium: 82mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1310IU, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 1.9mg

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