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Easy Vanilla Waffle Cake

This vanilla cake is made in a waffle iron! Stack your cake waffles up and top them with delicious whipped chocolate ganache for an easy cake recipe that doesn't require an oven!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Waffle Cake
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 649kcal


Whipped Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips milk or semi-sweet

Waffle Cake Batter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1 pound strawberries or raspberries optional


  • Make the ganache: bring 1 cup heavy cream to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once simmering, stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Transfer to refrigerator to cool until it reaches a spoon-able consistency, about 1 hour. Once cooled, use a hand mixer to beat the mixture until it reaches soft peaks. Ganache will stiffen when returned to the refrigerator.
  • Make the waffle batter: Use a hand mixer to beat together butter and sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add in buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add in flour and baking powder and mix on a low speed until just combined, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything gets mixed in.
  • Preheat a Belgian Waffle Maker. Scoop a heaping 2/3 cup of batter onto the waffle iron. Cook waffles one at a time. Transfer cooked waffles to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Assemble cake: layer the cake with at least 4 waffles, frosted with whipped ganache between each layer. Garnish with fresh berries. 



Calories: 649kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 980IU | Vitamin C: 33.8mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2.2mg