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Rich and decadent, what could be better for a sexy Valentine’s brunch than Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle?! OK, besides straight chocolate…
I love the colour and texture of red velvet cake and this is essentially a red velvet cake mix, cooked in a waffle iron. Add berried and a drizzle of cream cheese and that is a knock out breakfast/brunch if the one you love has a sweet tooth. If you’re unattached all the better! Romance yourself. Indulge, read a good book take a bubble bath… and that was just for the guys!
No, really there’s far too much emphasis put on romantic love when celebrating Valentine’s Day, which can make those flying solo feel a little left out. I say celebrate! Indulge a best friend, your kids, your Mom, your roommate, the sweet little gentleman next door who’s wife passed away last year. There are so many different ways to show your heart.
Let your love light shine.
As for the recipe, mix the batter lightly. A light hand make a smooth cake, or in this case, waffle. Your batter should be smooth, and sticky. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 10 – 12 waffles
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
4 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1¾ cup buttermilk
⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon white distilled vinegar
Red food coloring (liquid or gel)
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons – 1/3 cup whole milk
1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Reserve.
2. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and vinegar until well-combined. Add red food coloring (go a couple of shades darker to get the colour you want, it will lightened when you add the dry ingredients. Adjust as needed.) Pour wet mix into dry ingredients and fold gently until combined. Do not over mix. Treat the batter with care.
3. Coat waffle iron with non-stick spray, and begin preheating. Cook waffles according your iron and directions, be sure to grease well between waffles. Some irons have an indicator to let you know when your waffles are done, when in doubt, if they’re no longer steaming, you’re good.
Cream Cheese Drizzle: Beat cream cheese and butter about three minutes, until light and fluffy. Gradually add the vanilla, then gradually add the powdered sugar, alternating with the milk. to desired consistency and sweetness.
Serve with or without berries. Indulge.