Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles (only 4 Ingredients)


Word is out that you can make waffles with a cake mix so I had to see for myself, and yes, it really works! But more importantly they’re completely delicious! And breakfast couldn’t get any easier, or dessert for that matter. Four ingredients and just a few minutes prep is all it takes for these decadent waffles, that taste just like cake of course!

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Could there be a more perfect Valentines day breakfast to make for your loved one? Kids would go crazy for these too! I served them here with Nutella sauce, which is also unbelievably easy to make. All you need to do is whisk a few tbsp of milk with Nutella (you can also warm it if you’d prefer a warm sauce). I keep wondering if their company will ever come out with a Nutella sauce (perfect for ice cream, cakes, pancakes and waffles and just to squeeze directly in your mouth) but until then I just go this easy route. You could also use chocolate ganache if you’d like for these. And fresh strawberries I think are a must, we all know and love the way they pair with chocolate so here it’s a match that’s meant to be.

You can also use other cake mix flavors. I’m excited to try out more, but chocolate always comes first, right?


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Chocolate Cake Mix Waffles (only 4 Ingredients)

4.5 from 2 votes

Yield: About 6 belgian waffles, more for smaller waffle irons

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 (16.5 oz) pkg Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Preheat a waffle iron (I recommend using medium heat). Prepare batter according to directions on package.
  2. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour amount listed from waffle iron manufactures instructions into waffle iron and cook according to time listed on instructions. Serve warm with desired toppings.
  3. For optional Nutella Sauce:
  4. Whisk together 3/4 cup Nutella with 4 Tbsp milk (or more to thin as desired) until smooth. Warm in microwave if desired. Drizzle over waffles.
  5. These waffles are also good with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: I have seen this idea but never did it – glad to know it works AND that they are completely delish! Chocolate for breakfast sounds PERFECT :) January 31, 2015 at 1:24pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Loving this! I am all about shortcuts for breakfast! Pinned! January 31, 2015 at 2:22pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: These are so fun, Jaclyn! And I’m sure delicious, too. They would be great for birthday breakfasts or all kinds of special holidays. Thanks for sharing this. I had never heard about making waffles with cake mix before. January 31, 2015 at 4:13pm Reply

  • Linda Bradshaw: Oh no. I did not just see this!! Glad my nieces were not sitting here or we would have these all the time! January 31, 2015 at 6:40pm Reply

  • Joanna: Breakfast for St. Valentine’s? He does not need to know that the mix is from the box! :P February 1, 2015 at 4:07am Reply

  • Ann Perry: allergy to eggs can you leave eggs out? February 1, 2015 at 1:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: As long as you use some kind of egg substitute because they help bind the mixture. February 2, 2015 at 1:11pm Reply

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat: These look amazing! It’s like dessert for breakfast. yum! February 1, 2015 at 5:04pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): What a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast idea! February 3, 2015 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Dianne: I’m thinking these would be awesome as a dessert – a chocolate waffle ice cream sandwich!!! March 15, 2016 at 7:55pm Reply

    • Debbie: I was thinking the same thing, waffle ice cream sandwiches. February 28, 2018 at 8:51am Reply

  • Stacy Lewis: This is a great revipe! I just quickly mafe one for my husband and I , Loved it!!!! June 3, 2016 at 10:19pm Reply

  • Lisa Briggs: I made these, used several different flavors of cake mixes, for my church breakfast. I made up a vanilla cream based dipping sauce. I packaged the sauce in little cups with lids so the kids could walk around if they liked. I used a choc. cake mix, a strawberry cake mix and a vanilla cake mix. The church family loved it. They were easy enough to make up a whole bunch and they did not have to be served warm, they were great for finger food breakfast. Thanks so much for posting the idea. July 9, 2016 at 5:59am Reply

  • Kim: This Is A GREAT idea August 13, 2017 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Ms. Nancy: Great idea!!! Simple, easy and quick to do. October 29, 2017 at 8:22am Reply

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