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Cake Mix Waffles

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You’ll love the fusion of breakfast and dessert with these delicious Cake Mix Waffles. These delicious treats offer a twist on traditional waffles and are made with a box of cake mix, boasting the sweet, irresistible flavors of cake in every crispy, golden bite. Dusted with powdered sugar or add your favorite toppings, this easy recipe for cake mix waffles are a playful and satisfying way to elevate your brunch for a special occasion or satisfy your sweet cravings any time of day.

Red Velvet Cake Mix Waffle with Cream Cheese Syrup

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Why You’ll Love This Cake Mix Waffles Recipe

Imagine transforming your breakfast table into an amazing feast with cake mix waffles that are as easy to whip up as they are delicious. Whether it’s a birthday breakfast or just a Tuesday morning, these waffles turn any day into a special occasion.

I’ve had so much fun selecting from an array of cake mix flavors – from rich chocolate to playful Funfetti, making each morning a delightful surprise. Trust me, the ease and versatility of making cake mix waffles will have you abandoning plain old pancakes in no time. Check out some ideas below!

Cheesecake syrup and red velvet waffles

Cake Mix Waffle Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Cake Mix: Any variety kicks the flavor up a notch – think Funfetti cake mix for a burst of color or rich chocolate cake mix waffles for deep indulgence. Don’t shy away from experimenting!
  • Eggs: Essential for binding the batter together, ensuring your waffles don’t fall apart as you eagerly take them off the iron.
  • Milk: Adds the perfect moisture to your batter, making your waffles tender on the inside.
  • Oil: Keeps the texture of the waffles just right – crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Vegetable oil or canola oil work best for this recipe.
  • All-purpose Flour (Optional): For those craving an extra crisp on their waffle’s exterior, a sprinkle of flour in the mix works wonders.

How to Make Cake Mix Waffles

[Step 1] Preheat your waffle iron of choice. Add the eggs, dry cake mix, milk, and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl and beat on medium for 30 seconds, then high for one minute until combined.

Red Velvet Cake Batter

[Step 2] Spray the hot waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray then measure and pour batter into the waffle maker. (My Belgian Waffle Iron uses about 1/2 cup of batter.)

Cake Mix Waffle Batter scooped into a waffle iron

[Step 3] When your waffle iron has indicated that it has finished cooking, carefully remove the waffle. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Red Velvet waffle in a waffle iron

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Betty crocker red velvet cake mix to make waffles

How to Keep Waffles Warm

When hosting a breakfast where cake batter waffles are the star, keeping them warm and crispy is crucial. My go-to method involves gently setting the oven to a low temperature, around 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and placing the finished waffles on a baking sheet inside.

This keeps them perfectly warm without drying them out, preserving that delightful texture we all love. For an extra touch of joy, I love setting up a waffle bar. 

Red Velvet Mickey Waffles

Cake Mix Waffle Ideas

Below you will find different cake mix waffle variations. Use the ingredient amounts listed in the recipe card at the end of the post, but change out the flavor of cake mix.

Red Velvet Mickey Waffles

Waffle Topping Ideas

Here are some topping ideas: Fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup, strawberry compote, raspberry syrup, peanut butter syrupchocolate chips, chocolate ganachecaramel syrup, Nutella, cookie buttercheesecake toppingpeanut butter whipped cream

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make Cake Mix Waffles crispier?

If you want your waffles to be more sturdy, add an extra egg and 1/4 Cup of all-purpose flour to the batter when you prepare it.

What Brand of Cake Mix is Best for Waffles?

It really doesn’t matter what brand of cake mix you use to make waffles, but my favorite brand of cake mix is Betty Crocker. Feel free to use your favorite cake mix brand.

What is the Best Waffle Iron to Make Cake Mix Waffles

I recommend using your favorite waffle iron for this recipe. One that you know and are familiar with. I use this Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Iron and have had great success with it for many years. Check out some of these fun waffle irons here.

Red Velvet Cake Mix waffle with raspberries and cream cheese glaze

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Waffle with Cream Cheese Syrup

Cake Mix Waffles

Yield: 9 Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Have you ever tried Cake Mix Waffles? If you haven't you need to try this recipe! There are so many options including Red Velvet Waffles!


  • 1 Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Oil


  1. Plug in and preheat your waffle iron of choice.
  2. Add the eggs, cake mix, milk, and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium for 30 seconds, then high for one minute until combined.
  3. Spray your hot waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and measure the cake mix waffle batter for your waffle maker. (My Belgian Waffle Iron uses about 1/2 cup of batter. Mickey Waffles use about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of batter per waffle.)
  4. When your waffle iron has indicated that it has finished cooking, carefully remove the waffle.
  5. If you will not be serving the waffles immediately, you can place them on a cookie sheet in an oven preheated to 200 degrees until ready to serve.


For Crispier Cake Mix Waffles Add

1 Extra Egg
1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 462mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 5g

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Sunday 26th of September 2021

Thanks for this! Wish I could show you pictures! Did this with chocolate cake mix and chocolate ice cream! MyMom & daughter loved it!

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