Do you ever have a dessert craving hit, but not the time or motivation to do a whole cake? This 20 minute Waffled Cake with Hot Fudge Frosting is as easy as dessert can possibly get, but hits all of the right notes that a yellow birthday cake with chocolate icing would.
I just got a double sided waffle iron last month, and I’ll admit it. I’m a bit obsessed. I’m not quite to the waffling craze where you just try anything in there, but I’m slowly creeping into that territory. It is so easy, and fast, and the kids can’t resist anything that comes out of that machine. I’m going to start waffling vegetables soon to see if that’ll work.
Until then though – we’ll stick with more traditional waffled items. Like cake.
I almost always have a few cake mixes laying around. I generally like to make my own, but with 7 kids there’s a lot of times where I just need something fast, and something I don’t really have to pay much attention to. Plus, cake mixes can be so versatile. If you doctor them up a little bit, they taste almost as good as homemade. I always use milk instead of water, and add in an extra egg to the mix.
This Waffled Cake with Hot Fudge Frosting comes together in about 20 minutes. The icing is just a bottle of hot fudge sauce, and then its topped with whip cream and sprinkles. Stack this for presentation, but serve it like you would regular waffles. That’s it! Easy easy easy. And fast. You can make this with whatever you have on hand. Have canned icing and no hot fudge? Go ahead and substitute that. Want chocolate cake instead? Go for it! The possibilities are endless here.
Next up on my agenda after those waffled vegetables are going to be waffled brownies I think. DROOL. Have you ever tried them?
- 1 boxed yellow butter cake mix, like Betty Crocker
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup milk, whole or 2%
- 3 eggs
- 1 bottle hot fudge sauce, like Smuckers
- whipped cream
- Mix together the cake mix, butter, milk, and eggs according to package directions. Preheat your waffle iron, and lightly spray with cooking spray. Cook the cake in batches until all of the batter is cooked.
- While the waffles are still warm, spread a light layer of hot fudge over each, and then stack on top of each other. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles, and serve immediately.
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