Cake Batter Waffles

Cake Batter Waffles

You guys….

These Cake Batter Waffles were born out of desperation.

I had a weak parental moment one evening and bribed my kids with homemade waffles the next morning if they would just get along for 10 minutes.

The bribe worked and they got along for 11 minutes and 37 seconds.

The next morning I woke up and had to keep my side of the deal…homemade waffles.

Guess what? You guessed it……..NO FLOUR.

Can’t make waffles without flour. Well, I suppose you can, but my kids wouldn’t dig that.

Sooo, In my desperation, I took a chance and broke out the cake mix.

Mind you , I didn’t tell my kids that I was using cake mix for the waffles, because I am sure I would have gotten the “ewwwww” response from them.

They sat down to the table after arguing about who took someones pickaxe on MineCraft.

One bite is all they took and the fighting stopped. So in essence I should rename the waffles, “Peacekeeper Waffles”.

They said they were the “BEST WAFFLES EVER!”


Oh and it didn’t hurt that I cooked them in the most amazing waffle baker in all the world..the KitchenAid® Pro-Line Waffle Baker. 

More on the Waffle Baker later this week and I just might have one to give away to one of you 😉

cake batter waffles

5.0 from 7 reviews
Cake Batter Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
Waffles made from Cake Mix
  • 1 box Classic Yellow Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 cup Water
  • ⅓ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  1. Mix the cake mix per package directions.
  2. Cook to your waffles maker directions.
If using a Belgium Waffle maker such as the , this recipes will yield 4 waffles.


  1. 1

    Now I would have never in a million years thought to put cake batter in a waffle maker. Brilliant. Also, I must get my hands on that KitchenAid Waffle Baker!

  2. 2

    I need to get on these waffles!! LOVE this flavour!

  3. 4

    Those are the most perfectly shaped waffles! And I can imagine cake mix makes for the best waffles ever!!

  4. 5

    I can’t even begin to imagine how delicious these waffles are. I just looked up the waffle maker and I HAVE TOHAVE ONE!

  5. 6

    My mouth is watering! I need a waffle maker. How do we enter?? Have an awesome day! and week!

  6. 8

    Wow, these waffles look so perfect! I can’t wait to try this recipe, I am sure my husband will be dying for seconds, thirds, and fourths 😉

  7. 9

    99.5% of my parenting wins come from bribery. Also, Minecraft needs to go die in a fire.

    I’ll take fourteen waffles, please!!

  8. 10

    I need to try this. My kids will love me for it. I think my son might ask Santa for a Belgian waffle maker….lol. We only have a thin waffle maker.

  9. 11

    Hmm.. 11:30pm, should I run to walmart or not??? LOL

  10. 13

    That pretty awesome! I would love to try those waffles! I guess I’ll just have to go buy a box of cake mix!

  11. 14

    I love waffles! 5 stars for being so easy!

  12. 15

    No flour? Cool. Was just looking for a new waffle recipe so thanks! These look great. Kids will love them 🙂

  13. 16

    I have and LOVE LOVE LOVE this waffle baker. May I ask how long you baked them for?

  14. 18

    That’s it! I’m buying a waffle maker just so I can taste these beauties! I’ve been wanting one to do some chicken-n-waffles but the possibilities are just endless. 🙂

  15. 19

    Just tried this. Worked great! Thanks.