Waffle Birthday Cake
My daughter’s birthday is around Halloween and so we like to keep her family birthday party simple and low on the sugar and sweets. My friend, the wonderful Cindy, told me about waffle cakes and we had to give it a try. Basically, you make a regular cake mix, but instead of cooking it in the oven you cook them in the waffle maker. Then you top each waffle with ice cream and all the toppings you want (or have). The kiddos love ice cream and waffles. So, when you put them together, it was a huge hit! I loved that there was no cake decorating stress involved and the kids could help me since it was so simple to put together. This would make a great treat for any occasion where you are looking for something simple, yet, different and totally fun!
What You Need:
- 1 box favorite cake mix (we used a fun-fetti type)
- Ingredients listed on the box (eggs, oil, water, etc.)
- Mixing spoon and/or spatula
- Waffle Maker
- Ice cream of choice
- Toppings (optional)
Step 1: Make the cake mix as directed on the box. This part is my kiddos’ favorite.
Step 2: Heat up waffle maker and make some waffles! I’m still perfecting my waffle making technique, as you can tell. lol Any tips on getting great looking waffles in a waffle maker out there?
We ended up with more than enough waffles for our family of 4.
Step 3: Add ice cream of choice and toppings, if desired. As you can see the ice cream was plenty for us!
I love this picture, except for the fact that I can’t crop my son’s silly face out. Oh, well. Tis’ life and it is still cute!
Step 4: Enjoy!
I am linking to these parties!
Anne M. Freitas saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 7:47 am
I love the waffle cake idea!!!
I used to have “ugly waffle syndrome” but one recipe I made said to use a 1/3-1/2 cup measuring scoop (depending of maker size) and ALWAYS use that to scoop and pour your waffles. THAT creates them all in a uniform size. Even if it doesn’t all come out each scoop.. and it probably won’t, but it will be that way for aALL of them – Uniform.
Second thing is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS pour it directly into the center of the maker – AND DO NOT SPREAD IT!!!! Close it slowly and the weight of the “lid” will spread it out – evenly and uniformly.
I still get “holes” in my waffles because I have a huge round one, and gluten-free batter is thinner, but they’re not ugly any more!!!
Here’s a pic! http://www.dreamersalcove.com/2011/06/and-in-mornin-im-making-gluten-free.html
Kelli saysSeptember 19, 2011 at 7:57 am
That last picture is too cute! We made what I called Cupcake Waffles a few months ago. We stacked two waffles pieces with ice cream in the middle and then put icing on top! They were so yummy and fun!
Jamie saysSeptember 19, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Awww I love the one of her helping you out with the waffles. Very cute!
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