Hey, over here, IHOP and waffle house…… I am taking applications for your next amazing breakfast dessert creation! Introducing Raspberries and Cream waffle cake. Golden yellow cake layers stacked in between fresh raspberry jam and sweet whipped cream cheese and topped with raspberries.
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin! I am a sucker for waffles and when you make them into a cake, just sign me up and call me fatty! Nonetheless, this is not hard to make and your kids will thank you, but your hips won’t!
Even though this dessert looks very intimidating, just know it takes less time to make this than the standard vanilla cake! Grab a reliable waffle maker, spatula and your ingredients and this all can be made within 15-20 minutes.
How to make a waffle cake
- Start with the waffles: Preheat the waffle maker. Spray with non-stick spray. Make the yellow cake mix as directed on the box. Fill the waffle maker with about 1 cup of batter and prepare waffles. Remove when desired color is reached. Let them cool completely on a wire rack before assembling.
- Make the raspberry jam: In a small saucepan, heat one medium one pint of raspberries, lemon juice, sugar and honey. Heat until you reach a slight boil, add the cornstarch and let it simmer until it thickens. Cool and set aside.
- Make Whipped cream cheese: With an electric mixer on medium, mix cream cheese, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Set aside. Mix the heavy cream on medium high until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cream cheese mixture and set aside until ready for assembly.
- Assemble and garnish: You literally just sandwich it all together. Place a waffle on a cake stand or platter. Add some raspberry jam, top with whipped cream cheese, then another waffle. Repeat until all waffles are added. Put the last bit of whipped cream cheese on top and garnish with fresh raspberries.
What yellow cake mix should I use?
My favorite cake mix to use is the Great Value Yellow cake mix at Walmart. It is super cheap and makes the best cake for the waffles. I don’t get any perks from Great Value or Walmart for recommending this, it is just my preference.
Nevertheless, I did experiment with Duncan Hines and a homemade yellow cake mix and my results were not as good. You really need the right amount of oil and egg yolks to get the fluffiest waffle.
Which waffle maker should I use?
I had a very old waffle maker from like the 1990’s, so my awesome neighbor was very gracious to let me borrow her brand new Bella Belgian Waffle maker.
Depending on the size of your waffle maker and the cake mix you use, the quantity of waffles may vary (I got 7 waffles).
I used all 7 waffles for my cake, however, you can make it smaller if that tickles your fancy! Extra cake can be used for ice cream, cake pops, whatever! Just know, no great cake should ever go to waste!
WHy I chose Raspberries and cream waffle cake?
Besides the fact that raspberries and cream go great with just about any dessert, the national day for that combo was celebrated on 8/7. So why not! I think I did it justice! However, other variations of the waffle cake have been done. Check them out below.
- Birthday cake: Use the funfetti cake mix instead of yellow and garnish with whipped cream and sprinkles.
- Chocolate raspberry: Use a chocolate cake mix, fill the layers with whipped chocolate frosting and garnish with raspberry.
- Vanilla Waffle cake: Vanilla cake mix with whipped chocolate ganache or even strawberry whipped frosting.
tips and tricks for a waffle cake
- Make sure that the waffles have completely cooled down before assembling the cake. The cake will be too warm and the fresh raspberry jam and whipped cream cheese spread will melt. The cake will look like the leaning tower of piza as the stack will slide all over.
- Keep the whipped cream cheese spread chilled until ready for use. Too warm of spread and the cake won’t stack well.
Raspberries and cream waffle cake
- Waffle maker
- Electric hand mixer
- Home Decor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Silicon Spatula
- Small saucepan
Waffle cake stack
- 1 box yellow cake mix Duncan Hines
- 1 pint raspberries fresh
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
Whipped cream cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese block, softened
- 5 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1½ cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the waffle iron to desired temperature. Spray with non-stick spray. Mix yellow cake mix batter according to directions on the box.
- Pour 1 cup into waffle maker until each waffle is done (machine will let you know what they are ready). Batter will make 7-8 waffles. Set aside until cooled completely.
- In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine the fresh raspberries, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and honey. Stir until sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add in cornstarch and simmer until jam has thickened. Set aside.
Whipped cream cheese
- In a large mixing bowl on with electric mixer on medium speed, mix together the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and salt until smooth and creamy.
- In a medium mixing bowl, with electric mixer and whisk attachment, mix the heavy cream together until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and set aside.
Assembly of the waffle cake
- Between each layer add the fresh raspberry jam and then whipped cream cheese. Stack until waffles are all layered. On top of the cake, add more whipped cream cheese and fresh raspberries. Serve and enjoy!
Fun fact of the day!
When taken in large doses, nutmeg works as an hallucinogen! Wow, why would one want to ingest that much nutmeg!