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This chocolate cherry waffle cake is an awesome waffle cake recipe that's perfect for Valentine's Day Breakfast

Chocolate Cherry Waffle Cake

This decadent Chocolate Cherry Waffle Cake is perfect for breakfast or dessert! It's filled with rich chocolate, luscious whipped cream, and juicy cherries for an amazing treat.  Ready in just 20 mins!  See recipe notes below for gluten free option.

Course Dessert
Cuisine gluten free option, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 319 kcal



  1. Make 6 waffles using the chocolate cake batter, according to your waffle maker's instructions. I do about a ⅓ cup of batter for 3-4 minutes. If you have a waffle maker that makes larger waffles, adjust the amount of batter and cooking time, as necessary.
  2. Allow the waffles to cool completely for about 5-10 miutes. It's super important that you let the waffles cool, so that the whipped cream won't melt when you stack your cake.  You can also stick the waffles in the refrigerator in you're short on time.

  3. Once waffles are cool, put one waffle on a plate. Spray whipped cream around the outer edges of the waffle. Fill the the inside of the waffle with a 3-4 tablespoons of cherries. Top with another waffle.
  4. Repeat step 3 with the remaining layers, including the top layer. Drizzle chocolate sauce on the top and around the plate. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you can't find jarred sour cherries, feel free to replace them with canned cherry pie filling.

You may need to tweak the ingredient amounts a little bit depending on what kind of waffle maker you're using and the size of your waffles.

If you're using a waffle maker similar to mine (makes 4 square waffles at a time), you should have enough batter to make 8 waffles.  I like to make all 8 waffles and then choose the 6 prettiest ones for the cake... and eat the other 2! You can also attempt to make an 8 layer cake, but it will be less stable and easier to topple.

For a gluten free waffle cake, use your favorite packaged gluten free chocolate cake mix! See post above for brand suggestions.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cherry Waffle Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 500mg22%
Potassium 277mg8%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.