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Chocolate Dessert Waffles

Details

Time
1 hour
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
10 (4-inch) waffles

Say "I love you" with breakfast in bed, or serve these chocolate dessert waffles with hot fudge and strawberry cream after a romantic dinner.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick), melted

  • 3/4 cup

    sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 cup

    buttermilk or sour milk *

  • 1/2 cup

    chopped nuts (optional)

  • Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup

    sugar

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup

    evaporated milk, plus 2 tablespoons (5 oz can)

  • 1/3 cup

    light corn syrup

  • 1/3 cup

    butter or margarine

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • Strawberry Dessert Cream

  • 1 cup

    cold whipping cream (1/2 pt)

  • 1/3 cup

    strawberry preserves

  • 3 drops

    red food color

  • Apple-Cinnamon Topping

  • 1 can

    pie filling, apple (21 oz)

  • 1 Tbsp

    butter or margarine

  • 1/8 tsp

    ground cinnamon

  • Peach-Nutmeg Topping

  • 1 can

    pie filling, peach (21 oz)

  • 1/8 tsp

    ground nutmeg

  • Chocolate Maple Sauce

  • 3/4 cup

    sugar

  • 1/3 cup
  • 3/4 cup

    evaporated milk

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick)

  • 1/8 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 tsp

    maple flavoring

  • 1/2 tsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

mixing bowl
mixing bowl
measuring cups
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
waffle iron
waffle iron
saucepan
saucepan
stovetop
stovetop
1

Prepare Hot Fudge Sauce or any of the other toppings listed below; set aside

2

Stir cocoa and butter in large bowl until smooth; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Tip

To sour milk: Use 1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.

3

Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Serve warm with desired toppings.

TIP

Make toppings ahead and warm while making waffles.

 Leftover waffles can be frozen; thaw in toaster on low heat.

Hot Fudge Sauce:

Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla, stirring until butter is melted. Serve warm.

Strawberry Dessert Cream:

Beat 1 cup (1/2 pt) cold whipping cream in small bowl until stiff. Fold in 1/3 cup strawberry preserves and 3 drops red food color, if desired. 

Apple -Cinnamon Topping:

Heat 1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon in small saucepan until warm.

Peach -Nutmeg Topping:

Heat 1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg in small saucepan until warm.

Chocolate Maple Sauce:

Combine sugar and cocoa in small saucepan; stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Add butter and salt, stirring until butter is melted. Stir in maple flavor and vanilla. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

Additional questions?