Attractive, seductive, and incredibly tasty, red velvet waffles are an excellent idea to spice up your everyday. Ideal for special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day, an intimate birthday gathering, or just some self-indulgence, they will brighten up your kitchen and day. But how to make red velvet waffles using cake mix?
The basic elements for red velvet cake mix waffles are cake mix, flour, oil, eggs, and milk. The liquid and dry ingredients need to be mixed separately and then merged. You can add other ingredients, but cautiously, as some can result in a sticky batter.
In addition to being tasty and a sight for sore eyes, red velvet waffles are also very easy to make using cake mix. So stick around, as, in the following text, I will explain how to make red velvet waffles using cake mix, what to put on them, store them, and how many are there in a single mix.
How to Use Cake Mix for Red Velvet Waffles?
Making red velvet waffles using cake mix is pretty straightforward. You will need the cake mix, flour, oil, eggs, and milk. Of course, these are the bare essentials you can’t do without.
If you like experimenting and trying new things, you can add other ingredients, such as melted chocolate or chocolate chips, to the mixture. You can add dried fruits if you want, or you can mix crushed or blended nuts. Adding cream cheese would also be a good idea, giving you creamy and juicy waffles.
The procedure won’t change much no matter what you add, aside from the basics. The recommended dosage is two eggs, a cup of milk, two tbsps of oil, 1 cup of flour, and one and a half cups of cake mix. This dosage should yield four large waffles or six medium-sized.
Be careful to mix the liquid and dry ingredients separately before merging them. Always add the dry ingredients into the liquid.
Make sure you preheat the waffle iron and oil it before adding the mixture. Feel free to adjust the dosage of the batter, but be careful not to add too little, as it will stick. Adding too much could also be a problem, as the waffles won’t cook all the way through.
The recommended batter dosage is half a cup per waffle, but be cautious if you want to go a bit over or under this dosage.
Bake for two minutes, but if you want crispier waffles, you can prolong this time for one more minute. Monitor the waffles while they cook, and always make sure you follow the waffle iron instructions.
Can You Make Red Velvet Pancakes Using Red Velvet Cake Mix?
You can make red velvet pancakes with red velvet cake mix. You will need to adjust the liquid ingredients- milk and water. Instead of adding half a cup of milk, add a full cup, and instead of adding regular water, add a cup of sparkly water. Also, add a ¼ cup of oil.
This dosage yields about six to eight pancakes.
The number of eggs doesn’t vary much; two eggs are enough. For fluffier pancakes, make sure you sift the dry ingredients and mix the dry and liquid ingredients separately. Use two cups of red velvet cake mix and one cup of flour.
It is a piece of excellent advice to separate the egg whites from the yolks and mix them separately until they are foamy. Then merge them and add them to the rest of the liquids.
Your essentials are eggs, oil, milk, flour, water, and red velvet cake mix. However, you can add other ingredients to the batter, such as baking powder for lighter pancakes, chocolate chips, crème fraiche, cream cheese, butter, cocoa, or dried fruit.
Don’t add fresh fruit to the batter, as it will stick and burn.
What to Put on Red Velvet Waffles?
You have endless options to top and decorate your red velvet waffles. I like some color contrast so I wouldn’t top them with red-colored toppings, but that’s just me.
Red velvet waffles go great with whipped cream and a strawberry or a cherry on top of it. The whipped cream will not only decorate them but will make them even juicier.
Honey and nuts go with everything, so there’s no reason not to suggest them here. Sprinkle some crushed nuts on top of your waffles and pour honey. The waffles will get a glazed appearance which will accentuate the red even more.
Chocolate topping would also work great. Pour some melted chocolate over your waffles and top it off with just a scoop of whipped cream. Aesthetically appealing, as well as mouth-watering.
If you feel more adventurous, you can try apricot jam on your waffles. The flavors will mash perfectly, and again; the waffles will get a fantastic glazed look.
Different kinds of berry jams. You can’t go wrong whether you top your waffles with raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, or strawberry jam. Choose the one you enjoy the most and let it do its magic.
Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shavings combined with fruit syrup and nuts could also be what you need.
Betty Crocker’s cream cheese frosting is the frosting that goes on red velvet cake. Therefore it would be a great idea for our red velvet waffles to turn them into red velvet mini cakes.
How Long Do Red Velvet Cake Mix Waffles Last?
Since they contain perishables- milk, eggs, and whatever milk-based ingredient you might add, I wouldn’t recommend storing red velvet waffles for over two days. You can keep them on the counter for a couple of hours, but you need to refrigerate them if you have leftovers.
How to Store Red Velvet Waffles?
Red velvet waffles will soon dry out after you refrigerate them. But since refrigeration is the only way to prolong their shelf-life, you need to store them carefully.
The best way is to store them in an airtight container and separate them with parchment paper. Don’t pile the waffles up directly onto each other, as they will stick.
Another way is to store them on a ceramic plate covered with plastic foil. See that the foil is tightly wrapped and separated with parchment paper.
The bottom line is that they have to be secured and covered in the fridge. Make sure they aren’t loose or uncovered. Also, avoid refrigerating topped waffles because you will ruin them once you take them out.
How Many Waffles You Get from One Red Velvet Cake Mix?
The standard amount is eight four-inch waffles. However, this number can go up if you decide to make them smaller—still, not more than twelve and not less than six.
Red Velvet Waffles With Cake Mix
- 1 Hand mixer
- 1 Waffle maker
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup flour
- 1½ cup Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Mix the liquid and dry ingredients separately before merging them. Now add the dry ingredients into the liquid ones, while constantly mixing with a hand mixer.
- Make sure you preheat the waffle iron and butter it before adding the mixture.
- The recommended batter dosage is half a cup per waffle, but be cautious if you want to go a bit over or under this dosage.
- Bake for two minutes, but if you want crispier waffles, you can prolong this time for one more minute. Monitor the waffles while they cook, and always make sure you follow the waffle iron instructions.