Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Black Forest Waffles

Waffles are great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, even dinner.  I  like making waffles because they are easy, inexpensive, and quick.  You can add a variety of different "waffle"  ingredients and toppings for a tasty meal.
Today, I made Black Forest  Waffles.   If you are a fan of Black Forest Cake,  you are going to like these waffles.     They get their rich  chocolate flavor  from the cocoa powder and semi sweet chocolate chips.  The dried cherries add a nice sweet tart flavor to the waffles. Before serving, I  garnish the waffles with confectioner's sugar, maple syrup and whipped cream.

                                                    Black Forest Waffles

Special Equipment:  Waffle Iron

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
1-teaspoon baking powder
1-teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon chili powder
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cup melted unsalted butter, cooled
1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
½ cup  semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped dried cherries
Confectioner’s Sugar
Maple Syrup
Whipped Cream

1. Preheat the waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions.
2. Whisk together in a medium mixing bowl, the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and chili powder.
3. Beat together in another mixing bowl the eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract.  Add the buttermilk and beat until combined.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
5.  Fold in the chocolate chips and dried cherries.
6. Rest the batter for 5 minutes.
7. Ladle the manufacturer’s recommend amount of batter onto the center of the iron.  Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy and easily removed from the iron.  Repeat with remaining batter.
8. Serve immediately with confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup, and whipped cream.

Note: You can keep the waffles warm in a 200-degree oven (F) until ready to serve.

Makes approximately 9 (7-inch) round waffles

Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients



  1. Wow! Thanks for the recipe, this is a must try! They have to be every bit as good as the cake, and cherries are the best!