It was a slow weekday when I found myself curled up in bed watching Unique Sweets reruns on the Cooking Channel. I just discovered the show a couple of months ago and it’s now one of my favorite shows. It features exactly what the title describes, unique sweets around the United States. In one particular episode, the show was highlighting an ice cream shop in the South that had differently flavored waffle cones. Unfortunately, my memory is a bit foggy on what the eatery was called and what flavors they carried, but I remember it looked darn impressive!
A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to make my own flavored waffle cone using a red velvet batter. I was so excited to try this new method that the fact that I did not have the right waffle iron or the right batter did not cross my mind. What came out what not exactly a waffle cone…but red velvet waffles! Some creations are mistakes and this is one of them. They weren’t exactly what I was trying to make but these red velvet waffles are still insanely delicious!
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
I’ve never been a fan of red velvet cakes because the red food coloring flavor is stronger than any other flavor in the cake. That is until I discovered the secret ingredient: cocoa powder. The addition of cocoa powder in the batter makes these a little chocolate-y and that much more delicious.
Just like other waffle recipes, this one is very simple to make. Just beat together the wet ingredients, add the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined.
Heat your waffle maker and cook the waffles according to your device’s instructions. It can be a little difficult to tell when the waffles are ready since they are already dark in color. To tell if they are done cooking, give them a gently poke. The waffles should be fairly firm when they are ready.
These red velvet waffles are something else! These waffles freeze well and taste even better when toasted straight from the freezer. Top with whipped cream or ice cream for an indulgent breakfast or dessert.
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