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Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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…

Romance is for EVERYONE

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 berries 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!

Red Velvet Waffle batter - Food Gypsy

So Many Ways To Get To LOVE

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 whose 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 makes a smooth cake, or in this case, waffle.  Your batter should be smooth, and sticky.  Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Red Velvet Waffles - Food Gypsy

Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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  • Author: Cori Horton
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Rich and decadent, for a sexy Valentine’s brunch! Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle and sweet, seasonal berries.


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Red Velvet Waffels:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • Red food colouring (liquid or gel)

Cream Cheese Drizle

  • 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


Red Velvet Waffles:

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 colouring (go a couple of shades darker to get the colour you want, it will lighten when you add the dry ingredients. Adjust as needed.) Pour the 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 waffel 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:

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter for 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.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Cori Horton

Cooking in her home kitchen just outside Ottawa, Canada; Cori Horton is a food photographer and recipe blogger. A Cordon Bleu-trained Chef, Cori spent five years as the owner of Nova Scotia's Dragonfly Inn and has been sharing all things delicious - right here - since 2010.

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