I've been following Waffleizer for a while now, but didn't get a chance to try out one of the recipes until this weekend. For those of you who don't know of Waffleizer, this blog has become quite popular. Dan, the waffleizer, tests out different recipes both savory and sweet to see if it will waffle. It's pretty interesting to read about what he waffles. He's waffled everything from cookies to bibimbap!
He recently waffled chocolate chip cookies, which I really wanted to try, but I didn't have all of the ingredients. So instead, I decided to try out the Chocolate Waffle Cakes. The batter was really thick, a bit hard to get evenly spread on the waffle maker, but after a few tries I got the hang of it.
What was amazing to me was how quickly these cooked. It took about a minute and a half per waffle. I did four pieces at a time. Had I been baking these in the oven, I would have waited a lot longer.
The waffle cakes were interesting. The texture was soft, like a cake. The chocolate flavor was pretty mild, so that part reminded me more of a chocolate flavored waffle, rather than a chocolate cake. I did find that the batter was a bit dry…I don't know if I did something wrong, or if that is just how these are supposed to turn out. The waffle shape was pretty fun though.
This wasn't my favorite recipe because of the dryness of the batter. Boyfriend likes eating them though. I'm still excited to check out some of the other recipes waffleizer has done though!
The original recipe calls for the optional cocoa nibs. I didn't have any, so I left this out.
Chocolate waffle cakes (from Waffleizer)
- 1 stick butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Optional: 1/2 ounce cocoa nibs, broken down into bits in a food
processor, or in a plastic bag with a blunt object (meat tenderizer,
rolling pin, old waffle iron, etc.)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Let cool slightly.
Put eggs, vanilla, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted
with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale, 4 to 5
minutes. Mix in butter, salt, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs (if using) and
3. Heat a waffle iron until hot.
Lightly grease iron with a neutral oil, such as canola. Spoon about 1
tablespoon batter onto center of each waffle-iron section to make 1
1/2-inch rounds. Close cover; cook until set, about 1 1/2 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining
batter, coating grids with oil after each batch.
Dust with powdered sugar.