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Waffle Cake

Super-easy Waffle Cake -- layers of chocolate cake waffles with an unbelievably flavorful and creamy vanilla filling. Top with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar for a show-stopping dessert that couldn't be easier to make!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword waffle cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time for Waffles 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 696kcal

Ingredients

Waffle Layer

  • 1 chocolate cake mix + ingredients called for (eggs, vegetable oil, water) Note 1
  • 3 eggs or as directed on the cake mix box
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or as directed on the cake mix box
  • 1 cup water or as directed on the cake mix box

Cream Layer

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup milk (1%, 2%, or whole milk)
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding the four-serving size package (do not prepare according to package directions)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or pure vanilla extract)

Topping

  • Fresh berries (I used raspberries)
  • 1 dark chocolate bar and powdered sugar, optional

Instructions

  • WAFFLES: Combine the chocolate cake mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Beat to combine, following package instructions. Preheat a waffle maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. I preheated mine to medium high.
  • COOK WAFFLES: Pour a heaping 1/2 cup of the cake batter into the waffle maker--or the correct amount to fill the baking area of the waffle iron correctly. Close and allow cake batter to cook. When it's finished cooking, remove and allow to completely cool on wire racks. Repeat this step until all waffles are made. I typically get eight large waffles from a box of prepared cake mix.
  • CREAM: In a large bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and regular milk. With a hand mixer, blend in the pudding mix and then chill for 5 minutes. While it's chilling, make the whipped cream: add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla paste (or extract) to a stand mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on low speed to combine. Gradually increase to high speed until medium to stiff peaks form, about 1-3 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid over-beating. With a spatula, fold this cream into the condensed milk and pudding mixture. Fold until smooth and combined. Place mixture in the refrigerator and keep chilled until the waffles are fully cool.
  • ASSEMBLE: Place one waffle on a cake stand or plate. Spread the pudding mixture on top (using about 1/5 of the mixture for each layer). Place another waffle gently on the pudding mixture. Add more pudding mixture. Continue this pattern with another waffle and more pudding mixture. Add the final waffle and the remaining pudding mixture on top.
  • GARNISH: If desired, garnish with fresh berries and chocolate shavings.
  • CHOCOLATE SHAVINGS: Make chocolate shavings by scraping a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler. You can also break up some of the candy bar and place the chocolate chunks on top. Cut the cake into slices and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Note 1: Cake mix: I use and recommend Betty Crocker® Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge mix.
 
Nutrition information may vary, depending on the cake mix used and the additional ingredients called for on the box recipe. Optional chocolate shavings, powdered sugar, and berries are not included in the calculations.

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 696kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 621mg | Potassium: 427mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 3mg