Waffled Funfetti Cake

Will it waffle? Yes it will! Create this double-decker, layer cake with your waffle maker. We have 5 fun reasons to pull out your waffle iron and get cooking!

Waffled Funfetti Cake
Funfetti boxed cake mix… or your favorite cake recipe
Cool Whip or Ice Cream

Mix cake mix according to the directions on the package.
Heat your waffle iron and spray it with cooking spray.
Scoop your batter into the iron and cook on medium heat until just barely golden brown (it only takes a couple of minutes)

You may separate your waffle cake into sections or keep it all together. I like to sandwich double or triple layers (make 2-3 rounds of waffle cake) and add ice cream or cool whip in between each layer.
Pipe frosting into each little section on the top and enjoy!
Especially yummy when served immediately…
Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 egg
1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat the waffle iron to medium heat and grease the iron.
2. Combine the sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl. Gradually add the flour, salt, and baking soda to the mixture.
3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Drop batter onto the waffle iron
5. Bake for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove cookies from the iron using tongs and place on a wire rack to cool. Dust with confectioner’s sugar (optional).

Waffled Eggplant
1 eggplant
1 egg
½ c. grated parmigiano-reggiano (the good stuff)

Slice eggplant into ¾ inch slices.
Whip the egg in a bowl with some salt and pepper.
Dip both sides of eggplant in egg.
In a second bowl filled with grated parmigiano-reggiano, coat eggplant on both sides. Feel free to sprinkle a little extra on the top.
Spray waffle iron thoroughly with cooking spray and close to heat.
Put eggplant slices on waffle iron, close top, and hold the handles together as tight as you can for about a minute.
Once the eggplant softens, it will mold itself to the grooves of the waffle iron and you don’t need to hold the handles together.
Cook until crispy and golden brown on each side.
Serve with sliced tomatoes or tomato sauce.

Waffled Hash Browns
Frozen hash browns (or grate your own – you’ll need to squeeze out as much moisture as possible if you go this route)
3-4 Tablespoons of melted butter
Cooking spray
Salt and pepper

Heat your waffle iron and spray it with cooking spray.
Mix melted butter and frozen hash browns in a large bowl.
Evenly spread the mixture onto the waffle iron.
Season with salt and pepper and close the lid.
They’ll be ready in 10-20 minutes (depending on how crispy you like them)

Pizza Waffles
Favorite pizza dough (I used an “add water” mix)
Favorite pizza toppings (cheese, sauce, basil, tomatoes, pepperoni, etc.)

Roll a long, thin rectangle of dough on a lightly floured surface.
Place the end of the dough in your waffle iron and top with sauce, cheese, etc.
Fold the dough in half after tucking in your toppings and give the edge a little pinch.
Trim the sides with a knife as it cooks.
Baking time will vary, but you can peek after a few minutes – it will be perfect when the crust is golden brown.
Serve with extra pizza dipping sauce.

Here are a few tips…
You want your dough rolled as thin as possible – just make sure there aren’t any holes or you’re in for a mess.
If you’re using juicy toppings, you may want to put your waffle iron on top of a cookie sheet to catch drippings.
Always use a few squirts of Pam (non-stick spray) on the top and bottom of your waffle iron.

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