Cake Batter Dessert Waffles with Ice Cream

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large waffles per cake mix 1x


Take waffles from breakfast to dessert in this cake batter dessert waffles with ice cream recipe, and you’ll have just as much fun making them as you do eating them!



  • 1 box cake mix
  • Ingredients called for on box of cake mix (generally oil, water, and eggs)
  • Ice cream for serving
  • Additional toppings, such as sprinkles or whipped cream, optional


  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  2. In a large bowl prepare the cake mix according to package directions.
  3. Pour the batter into your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. When the waffle is done cooking, carefully place it on a wire rack to cool, taking care not to stack the waffles on top of each other. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Serve waffles hot with your favorite ice cream and toppings on top.


  • I have found that the cake batter waffles sometimes need a longer cooking time than traditional waffles. Don’t be afraid to cook it a little longer than you normally do.
  • I have had luck using just about every cake mix under the sun, like Funfetti, Red Velvet, Lemon, Devil’s Food, and more.
  • Be sure your waffle iron is hot and sprayed well with cooking spray before adding the cake batter to ensure the waffles don’t stick.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American

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