When it’s hot outside, the last thing we want to do is preheat and fire up the oven. Sometimes I try — because so many great desserts need to bake in the oven — and the hubs squashes the idea completely. But here’s the thing: my husband loves dessert. His favorite type of cake is carrot cake and because it’s been nearly 100 degrees, I opted for an oven-free carrot cake.
When you don’t have an oven, you can bake your carrot cake in a waffle iron!
From tater tots and cookie dough to mashed potatoes and even pasta, you can use a waffle iron to cook all sorts of things, including cake. What’s even better is that you don’t even need a special cake recipe that needs to be made from scratch. You can just use an off-the-shelf cake mix.
Making Carrot Cake Waffles
You can go from, “I think I want some dessert” to eating your first delicious Carrot Cake Waffle with Cream Cheese Frosting in only 10 minutes.
While the waffle iron heats up, prepare the cake mix according to the directions. Then when the waffle iron is ready, stray it with non-stick baking spray and pour in just enough batter to fill the waffle wells. While the waffle cooks, scoop some of the cream cheese frosting into a bowl and add a little bit of water at a time to thin it out to the desired consistency. When the waffle iron beeps, take out the Carrot Cake Waffles, drizzle with frosting and chopped pecans, and eat.
It’s seriously that simple.
Don’t these Carrot Cake Waffles look amazing?!
They tasted amazing and the hubs was thrilled to have a quick and easy version of his favorite cake without using the oven and heating up the house!
Carrot Cake Waffles With Cream Cheese Frosting And Toasted Pecans
Shredded carrots and raisins give these moist and delicious carrot cake waffles a rich texture and the cream cheese frosting puts it over the top!
- 1 Box Duncan Hikes Decadent Classic Carrot Cake Mix
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
- 1 Container cream cheese frosting
- 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
- Preheat the waffle iron on medium heat. Toast the pecans under the broiler.
- Prepare the Duncan Hikes Decadent Classic Carrot Cake Mix as directed on the box.
- Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray and add 1/3 of the batter.
- Follow the waffle iron cooking instructions, or cook until it beeps (about 4 minutes). Repeat for two more waffles.
- While waffles are cooking, scoop 1/2 cup cream cheese frosting into a measuring cup, add 3-4 tblsp. water, and mix until fully incorporated to thin out the frosting.
- When waffles are ready, plate, drizzle with frosting, and top with toasted pecans.
Makes three waffles.
These are very filling! Consider cutting the waffles into triangles and serving each person two triangles.