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...
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.
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.
Pour the batter into a hot waffle iron and cook until done.
Once all of the waffles are made, set them aside to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the whipped cream and the chocolate ganache (you can also stack the cake first and then make the ganache – up to you).
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.
Mmm, waffles. Mmm, cake. Mmm, waffle cake. With chocolate and cherries and whipped cream. Amen.
More Black Forest RecipesStephanie (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!