Tuesday Treats: Chocolate Cake Waffles

I love waffles and have a family recipe handed down for several generations. I’ve also been known to indulge in chocolate. This recipe covers all the bases. A friend of mine stated that in times like this, no guilt for consuming the yummies! I totally agree. We need to take care of ourselves and each other and occasional indulgence is worth the calories! Besides, we all know chocolate is a stress reducer. Can I get a “Hell, yeah!” on that?

Prep/Total Time: 25 mins
8 servings


1 pkg (15.25 oz each) Duncan Hines® Classic Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix

1/2 cup water

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

chocolate syrup and Reddi-wip®, for serving

STEP ONE: Blend cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large mixing bowl on low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

STEP TWO: Spray grids of waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat according to manufacturer’s instructions.

STEP THREE: Pour batter into waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Cook for about one minute, until cooked through and crispy.

STEP FOUR: Remove waffle from iron and serve immediately or keep warm until ready to serve. Garnish with strawberries, chocolate syrup and Reddi-wip as desired.

OTHER SERVING SUGGESTIONS: I’m allergic to strawberries. Feel free to substitute other fruits like raspberries or blueberries. Add a dollop of peanut butter. Use Karo syrup (corn syrup) instead of chocolate syrup on top. Get creative! 😉

I found this recipe at READY, SET EAT. Click on over to get all the details. I’m not the only one intrigued by this dish. Leigh Daniels, the heroine in NIGHT FIRE, is an arson investigator–or was before she became Smoke Jenner’s mate. She notes that the guys in the firehouse loved this easy meal–whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack. Leigh goes on to say, “And when I fixed a bunch for the Nightrider old ladies, you’d think I’d won Miss Congeniality.” Fix yourself a batch, grab NIGHT FIRE, and treat yourself. Don’t have a copy of the book? Grab it by clicking on the cover or the title. It’s available from a whole slew of on-line book stores. Finally, today’s food debate is: Waffles or pancakes? Which would y’all choose?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Chocolate Cake Waffles

  1. Sounds yummy. Alas, I have no waffle maker. So, I guess, it’s pancakes for me. Or I can just eat chocolate cake for breakfast. Yay!

    As always, I love this book so much. Loads of people should be buying it and reading it and reviewing it with lots of stars.

    • Silver James says:

      Don’t you have a Foreman Grill? Is it the flat kind? If so, never mind–make pancakes! Otherwise, I think you can use it for waffles. Just a thought.

      And thank you. I totally agree. LOLOL!

      • My Foreman is slanted for optimum grease drainage. LOL, I’m imagining me standing there trying to get the batter to stay up there long enough to close the lid and get it cooking so it’ll stay there. ROFL. A whole Lucy and Ethel routine for the 2020s.

        I just went out to fill up the gas tank for tomorrow’s trip to pick up the Kid and while I was there, I got donuts. No cooking involved. ;o)

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