Double Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Waffles
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But enough about TV. There are dessert waffles here, after all.
Dessert waffles have been on my list for a while, and the only reason why I shied away from them is that I’m a little bit lazy and don’t like to stand at the waffle iron while each individual waffle is made. If you can get past that (it’s tough, I know) then you can make a kick-ass dessert that’s a little unexpected but positively delightful.
Each waffle has a deep chocolate flavor, one that can be made even deeper by adding a little cocoa powder, if you prefer dark over milk chocolate. With warm raspberry jam dripping off a cloud of chocolate whipped cream, the sprinkle of icing sugar on top is quite literally the icing on the cake.
Since these are a dessert (though I won’t judge you in the slightest for making these for breakfast) a little goes a long way. Half a waffle was enough for an after-dinner treat for me, but I’d certainly want a whole one for my first meal of the day. You can also make these dessert waffles ahead of time, including the chocolate whipped cream, and store everything in the fridge. When it’s time to “dish up” (apparently this is a phrase only my family uses…is it true?) just pop the waffles on a baking sheet and turn the broiler on for a few minutes. They’ll be crisped up, warm, and ready to serve. Enjoy
5.0 from 3 reviews Print Double Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Waffles Author: PaletteDining Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Yield: serves 6-8 Ingredients Waffles
- 1½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup of cocoa
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup whipping cream/heavy cream
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- ½ cup of sugar
- Preheat the waffle iron to high. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, and sugar. Add the milk, vanilla, eggs, and oil and whisk to combine until there are no lumps.
- Pour ¼ cup of batter (per waffle) onto the waffle iron. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- For the whip: In a chilled bowl, add the whipping cream and begin mixing on low until the cream becomes frothy and slightly thicker. Add the cocoa and sugar and continue mixing on medium until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
- Microwave the raspberry jam for about 30 seconds, or until runny. Scoop some whipped cream onto each waffle and drizzle with jam. Sandwich the waffles, or serve open-faced.
Notes This recipe can serve anywhere from 6 people (waffle sandwiches) to 12 people (open-faced waffles)