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Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake

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Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 1
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Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake

Chocolate and cherries and waffles and cake. AMEN.



cups Bisquick™ Original baking mix
1 1/3
cups milk
cup granulated sugar
cup unsweetened cocoa powder
tablespoons vegetable oil
bag (12 oz) frozen sweet cherries, thawed OR fresh cherries
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish


cup heavy cream
tablespoons granulated sugar


cup heavy cream
ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • 1 Heat waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together Bisquick, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, vegetable oil and egg just until smooth.
  • 2 Lightly spray top and bottom grids of waffle iron with cooking spray. Carefully ladle 1/2 cup batter into the center of the iron; close and cook until done according to waffle iron or when the iron is no longer steaming. Carefully remove waffle from iron and set aside. Repeat with remaining batter. Let waffles cool completely.
  • 3 In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together heavy cream and sugar on high until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Stack two waffles on a serving plate. Top with half of the whipped cream, then a layer of cherries. Top with two more waffles. Top with remaining whipped cream and another layer of cherries. Top with remaining waffles.
  • 5 In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips in a bowl and whisk vigorously until a smooth ganache forms. Cool slightly, then spoon over the top of the waffle cake. Top with remaining cherries and garnish with mint leaves.
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Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake

As prepared by Girl Versus Dough,

Happy National Waffle Day, y’all!

Waffles make me happy. Just the word “waffle” makes me happy. People who waffle don’t make me so happy. But eating waffles does. Especially when they’re in cake form, like this Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake. What the what? That’s what I said.

I’ll come right out and say it -- I’ve never eaten a waffle cake before. But something told me that the idea was a good one, so I went for it. And ermagerd, was it a good one! Layers of chocolate waffles and fresh whipped cream and dark sweet cherries with a dark chocolate ganache on top? MAMA. I don’t think I could ever eat waffles any other way again.

You know what else is awesome about waffle cake, other than the fact that it tastes absolutely scrumptious? The fact that it takes T-minus 30 minutes to put together from start to finish. IT’S MAGIC. Also a leetle dangerous, because this girl loves her cake. Anywayyyyzz...


Ingredients for Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake

First, gather your waffle ingredients. Bisquick makes this job super easy-peasy, and when you add in some unsweetened chocolate and sugar, you get amazing chocolate-flavored waffles.


Stirring batter

Stir the batter together until it is just smooth. A few lumps here and there are OK; you don’t want to overmix the batter.


Waffle cooked in iron

Pour the batter into a hot waffle iron and cook until done.


Stack of waffles

Once all of the waffles are made, set them aside to cool completely.


Chocolate ganache

Meanwhile, make the whipped cream and the chocolate ganache (you can also stack the cake first and then make the ganache – up to you).


Stacking waffles and whipped cream

Topping with chocolate ganache

Place two waffles on a serving plate, then top with half of the whipped cream and a layer of cherries. Stack two more waffles on top, then top them with the remaining whipped cream and another layer of cherries. Stack the remaining waffles on top and spoon the ganache on top. Sprinkle on the remaining cherries; garnish with mint.


Ingredients for Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake, ready to eat


Closeup of Ingredients for Black Forest Cherry Waffle Cake

Mmm, waffles. Mmm, cake. Mmm, waffle cake. With chocolate and cherries and whipped cream. Amen.

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Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) wants to swim in that ganache. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!
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