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Chocolate Waffle Cakes

Learn how to make chocolate cake waffles in your waffle iron! These chocolate waffles are easy to make and cook in less than two minutes. It’s a fun way to enjoy chocolate cake.

photo of chocolate waffle cakes on a plate

I am really loving my waffle iron lately and I think it’s because I love the blog Waffleizer. Dan shares so many fun recipes you can make with a waffle iron. I’m always surprised by the things he comes up with – he uses a waffle iron to make all kinds of sweet and savory treats. He’s waffled everything from cookies to bibimbap!

He recently made 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.

waffles on a plate.


  • Melted butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • All-purpose flour

The original recipe calls for the optional cocoa nibs. I didn’t have any, so I left this out.

chocolate waffle cakes piled on a plate

All you do is mix the eggs, vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Then add the butter, salt, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs (if you’re using them), and flour. Mix until the batter is combined.

photo of the waffle batter

Once the waffle iron is hot, grease it with oil and then spoon the cake batter into it. They will cook very fast – mine took less than two minutes. Remove the cake waffles and cool them on a wire rack. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Recipe Notes

The batter is really thick and can be a little tricky to evenly spread in the waffle iron but after a few tries, I got the hang of it.

I was amazed at how quickly the chocolate waffles cook. Each batch takes just over a minute or so – much shorter than it takes to bake a cake or cupcakes.

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!

three waffles on a plate

More Waffled Recipes

Chocolate Waffle Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yes, you can waffle chocolate cake and it’s delicious!


  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt if using unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Optional: 1/2 ounce cocoa nibs (see note)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • 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 the flour.
  • 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.


  • If you use the cocoa nibs break them down into bits in a food
    processor or in a plastic bag with a blunt object (meat tenderizer,
    rolling pin, old waffle iron, etc.)
  • Recipe source: from Will it Waffle?

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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11 comments on “Chocolate Waffle Cakes”

  1. We made these for dessert so delicious!! We used normal cocoa and it worked great 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. I think it should. I didn’t have a fancy iron, just a regular Belgium one. I was tempted to use my hello kitty one. hehee. Maybe next time.

  4. Good idea! Or maybe a chocolate waffle ice cream sandwich?

  5. I honestly don’t know how much ordinary cocoa powder would affect the recipe because I only tried it with the dutch processed. I know sometimes they can be interchangeable, but because of the different chemical elements, sometimes it makes a big difference.

  6. They do make a nice breakfast item. Not too heavy or too sweet.

  7. hi kirbie – those look pretty cool! i wonder if it will work with my heart shaped waffle maker?

  8. Wow, chocolate waffles! Vanilla ice-cream to go with that 🙂

  9. Looks absolutely delicious. Good for breakfast and snacks. Can I use the ordinary cocoa powder?.Waiting for your reply and thanks for the post.

  10. These look perfect for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe.

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