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Waffles made with vanilla cake batter were layered with berries and cream to create this sensational Strawberry Waffle Cake!

Strawberry Waffle Cake on a white plate

Strawberry Waffle Cake

At our house, the hubby is the waffle maker. He takes the box biscuit mix out of the pantry and makes a hot breakfast for himself on the weekends. On occasion, I’ll whip up waffles from scratch and have even made some pretty spectacular savory waffles.

But these are pretty memorable, too. Instead of a standard waffle batter, I turned to a sweet white cake batter. This was just enough for three thick Belgian waffles. Waffles that tasted like cake. How about that???

The rest was easy. I beat some heavy cream and sliced some juicy, ripe strawberries then tossed them with a bit of sugar to bring out the juices. Alternating waffles, cream, and berries, the strawberry waffle “cake” was formed.

Strawberry Waffle Cake viewed from above on a white cake plate

A Spin on Strawberry Shortcake

I’ve given up on trying to elicit quotes from the hubby. I’d always hope for, “It’s a culinary masterpiece,” but instead get, “This is good. Really good.” I think both are accurate. I sliced wedges and the gang was pleased.

I had our first local strawberries and this was the perfect way to showcase them. The family adores strawberry shortcake, and this cake was just a twist on the classic. I was thrilled with the beautiful presentation and rave reviews. Dust off your waffle maker and give this gem of a cake a try!! How do you make strawberry shortcake?

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Strawberry Waffle Cake

Strawberry Waffle Cake

A twist on strawberry shortcake made with cake batter waffles!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 8 servings



  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

To assemble:

  • 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar till blended. Add the vanilla and melted butter and whisk till combined. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half of this dry mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until just combined. Add the remainder of the dry ingredient and whisk until combined, but do not overmix.
  2. Preheat your Belgium waffle maker (grease before heating if it's not non-stick). Add as much batter as needed to make a waffle and cook till done. Repeat two more times or till all the batter is gone. Cool on a rack before assembling.
  3. Mix the sliced strawberries with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and set aside. Check for sweetness and add more sugar if needed.
  4. Whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  5. Place one waffle on a serving plate. Top with ⅓ of the whipped cream, then arrange ⅓ of the berries over the cream. Repeat two more times.
  6. Serve within a few hours for the best results.


This cake can be made with any waffle maker. Different appliances will produce different sized waffles, so adjust your assembly accordingly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 5g


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24 comments on “Strawberry Waffle Cake”

  1. Waffle cake batter? I’m all in for this genius idea, Ms. Liz! And of course, the whipped cream and strawberries can only enhance the deliciousness =)

  2. This is a perfect breakfast for a summery weekend!

  3. That’s a really fun twist on cake Liz! I’m sure everyone enjoyed it:@)

  4. Omg! I love waffles!

  5. There is just something about waffles with berries and whipped cream that gets me every time. I’ll have to try your cake batter waffles. That definitely has my attention!

  6. Perfect. Just perfect. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. What a gorgeous stack, Liz!

  8. You are a genius, Liz, and this cake is stunning, as always! I’m drooling over your pictures and was shocked to read it is actually a cake waffle! So clever!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it!!

  9. Now that is very clever, I love the cake batter waffles! We have local berries too, perfect timing.

  10. A waffle cake? Yes, please. SO much better than traditional strawberry shortcake!

  11. Liz, this is so creative. And I am sure your husband was happy to keep the biscuit mix in the pantry in exchange for these!

  12. This is good and a clean plate are always the best compliments! Your photos are beautiful!

  13. I’m all about the strawberry on waffles and I love that you stacked yours like a cake! YUMMY!

  14. Dear Liz, around here we love waffles and fortunately I am the proud owner of anumber of waffle irons – I have to try out this genius idea of yours of stacking them up with fresh berries and lightly whipped cream for an extra special treat! Looks utterly amazing to me!

  15. Strawberry waffle cake? Doesn’t get any better for summer, Liz! Easy and delicious! Just the way I like it! So much yes to this! 🙂

  16. Great idea Liz! My Zoe would not have shared. She would have eaten the whole thing! Have a happy 4th!

  17. This is such a cute idea, how inventive! Local strawberries must taste like candy, especially when they’re in the waffle cake. Total yum!!

  18. Classic flavors with a unique twist on strawberry shortcake. I love it! Genius.

  19. Oh my goodness, this looks just glorious! So creative and your strawberries are gorgeous!

  20. Cake mix in a waffle iron – why didn’t I think of that?! Absolutely beautiful presentation.

  21. Yet another delicious reason that I need a new waffle maker!

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