Birthday Cake Waffles are amazing! If you have never made them you totally need to! A light and fluffy sweet waffle that tastes just like birthday cake! Then of course you have to have frosting, so these birthday cake waffles are topped with homemade whipped cream! Oh so good, and the perfect birthday breakfast!
Birthday Cake Funfetti Waffles
Birthday Cake Waffles are not the everyday waffle, well I mean you could make them every day however they are not the healthiest waffle recipe out there, but they sure do taste good!
My kids love it when I make these Birthday Cake Waffles as a special treat. For birthdays I like to rotate between these birthday cake waffles and the birthday cake pancakes. The kids love them both!
I mean can you really go wrong combining birthday cake with a waffle as breakfast food? Um no, no you can’t! They are perfection!
Looking for more waffle recipes? Check these out!
- Pecan Waffles
- Apple Waffles
- Belgian Waffles Recipe
- Cinnamon Roll Waffles
- Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Keto Waffles
This cake batter waffle recipe reminds me of dessert, and well as an adult if I want dessert for breakfast I can. The kids, on the other hand, get Birthday Waffles or Birthday Cake Pancakes on their birthdays as a special treat!
Or sometimes just because, because I like to make things fun at times. I am also the mom that makes these amazing buttermilk waffles topped with homemade whipped cream that tastes just like a birthday cake when I want to have a fun breakfast with the kids. Sometimes you just need to throw healthy out the window and eat fun and tasty food and these Funfetti waffles are perfect for meals like that!
Tips for making the best waffles
Use a GOOD Waffle Maker. Spend the extra few bucks to get a good one, it is so worth it! It doesn’t matter if it is a square waffle maker or a round waffle maker, either one will work. It is one of those appliances that are a must in the kitchen and you will use for years.
Do not over mix the waffle batter. Mix just until the ingredients are incorporated. Over mixing will lead to tough waffles. It is OK for the batter to be lumpy. When you are adding in the egg whites, be gentle when folding them in.
Let the waffle maker heat up completely. It is important that the waffle maker is heated completely before you put any waffle batter on.
Grease the waffle maker. Greasing the waffle maker will keep the waffles from sticking and will help them get crispy. Use a silicone brush and brush oil on the heated waffle maker before pouring the waffle batter on.
Do not peek! It might be tempting to open the waffle maker to check on them, but that is not good for making the perfect waffle. Wait the full cook time before opening the waffle maker.
How to Make Waffles for a large group of people
If you are like me, when you are making waffles you have a bunch of people who are hungry at the same time. We all know that no one likes to eat cold waffles, so I use my little oven trick to keep everyone’s waffles warm so we can enjoy breakfast together.
Just place them on a wire rack in your oven at 200 degrees. Do NOT Stack them! This will keep them hot until everyone’s waffles are doing being made.
What to Serve with Homemade Waffles
As far as side dishes for waffles, the list is basically endless. Anything that counts as a breakfast recipe will work as a side dish for waffles. I try to make a balanced meal when I am serving waffles, we have lots of easy breakfast side dishes that we go to when we make waffles for breakfast:
- Bacon – we love brown sugar bacon
- Canadian Bacon
- Pork Roll
- Fruit Salad
- Fruit Salad
- Fresh Fruit
- Smoothie Bowl
Can you freeze birthday waffles?
It is easy to freeze waffles. Let the waffles cool and then wrap each waffle individually with plastic wrap. Place wrapped waffles into a freezer bag and zip shut. Place waffles in the freezer. They will stay fresh for about 2 months in the freezer. However, mine tend not to last that long because everyone eats them. LOL.
To cook your waffles from the freezer, just pop them in the toaster in the morning when you want to eat them.
Birthday Cake waffles ingredients
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vegetable oil
- vanilla extract
- eggs (whites and yolks separated)
- granulated sugar
- Rainbow sprinkles
How to Make Birthday Cake Waffles
This buttermilk waffle recipe will make 6 birthday waffles, but it is super easy to double and triple the recipe.
Preheat the waffle maker.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt for 20 seconds and set aside.
Get a separate mixing bowl and whisk together buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and egg yolks until combined.
In the bowl of a mixer whisk the egg white on high until soft peaks form.
Add the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into well in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Fold in egg white mixture, the mixture will be lumpy.
Gently fold in your sprinkles. Cook batter in waffle iron according to manufactures directions.
Looking for more Breakfast Recipes? Check these out!
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Homemade Pancakes
- French Toast Rollups
- Pecan Sticky buns
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Breakfast Tacos
- French toast sticks
Birthday Cake Funfetti Waffles
- Preheat your waffle maker.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds and set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and egg yolks until combined.
- In the bowl of a mixer whisk the egg white on high until soft peaks form.
- Add the sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
- While whisking, pour buttermilk mixture into well in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
- Fold in egg white mixture, the mixture will be lumpy.
- Gently fold in your sprinkles. Cook batter in waffle iron according to manufactures directions.
- Serve warm with whipped cream.