Cake In The Waffle Iron: Funfetti Cake Mix Waffles

Funfetti Cake Waffle Dessert

After figuring out that we could pour chocolate brownie batter directly into the waffle iron to make Chocolate Brownie Waffles in minutes, instead of waiting 30-40 minutes for brownies to bake in the hot oven, we’ve been on a kick to see what else we can make in the waffle iron.

We have tried:

Now it was time to try cake in the waffle iron. If we could pour brownie batter into the waffle wells, couldn’t we pour cake batter into the waffle iron too? Why yes. Yes we can.

Funfetti Cake Batter In The Waffle Iron
Make your cake batter as you normally would and pour it into the waffle iron wells.

My daughter Natalie loves sprinkles of all kinds, so we grabbed a box of Funfetti cake mix from the grocery store and extra sprinkles. We made the batter, added a giant handful of sprinkles to make the cake waffles prettier, and preheated the waffle iron on medium heat.

We then poured the batter into each waffle well, closed the waffle iron and waited anxiously. Our fingers were crossed. We checked it every so often and it seemed like it was working. Then after about three minutes, I opened the waffle iron to find four perfect, gorgeous, rainbow sprinkle cake waffles.

Funfetti Cake Waffle Recipe
Soft, moist cake waffles provide the perfect base for ice cream or whipped cream.

Unlike a regular old piece of cake, this was hand-held cake! The cake waffles, even while warm, were firm enough to be eaten by hand, but still soft enough to retain that moist, cakey texture. We piled a few cake waffles on a plate, topped it with whipped cream and more sprinkles, and we were looking at a new mouthwatering dessert!

Seriously — don’t these babies just look delicious?!

How to Make Funfetti Cake Waffles For Dessert
These cake waffles with sprinkles are so much better that regular birthday cake with frosting!

As someone who doesn’t like frosting and isn’t really a fan of any cake, I was skeptical about whether or not I’d like cake waffles. I am always happy to skip the frosting and because I don’t eat dairy, and I skipped the whipped cream too. So my dessert was just the cake waffles all by themselves. Would it taste good or taste gross? Would it still have the same texture as regular cake?

After just one bite my skepticism floated away and taste buds went crazy. Baking cake in the waffle iron does change the texture of the cake — and it is so much better. If I am ever going to eat cake again, it is definitely going to be in waffle form. Not only does it taste amazing, but I didn’t have to preheat the oven, dirty cake pans, or wait forever for the cake to bake and then cool.

This waffle recipe was a success! Now we just have to try some different cake flavors!

Funfetti Cake Waffles

Skip the hot oven, the dirty cake pans, and waiting forever for your cake to bake and cool, and make Funfetti Cake Waffles instead.

Funfetti Cake Waffle Dessert

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  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat your waffle iron on medium heat.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box. Add a giant handful of extra sprinkles to the batter to add more color to your cake waffles.
  3. Pour the cake batter into each waffle well in your waffle iron and gently close the lid. Let your cake waffle cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. When your cake waffles are golden brown, remove them from the waffle iron, and serve topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.


Every waffle iron cooks foods slightly different, and your waffle iron cook time may be more or less depending on the heat setting. Try first filling just one waffle well and doing a test run to get the cook time just right. Then cook the rest of the batter.

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