I love red velvet ANYTHING!!! Its such a classic flavor and can be put in so many baked goods, including breakfast items. I decided to make some red velvet waffles because I knew that my mommy and brother were scheduled to visit and I could experiment on them. They turned out pretty tasty so I decided to share the recipe. WARNING: these are not diet or “light” in any way. (Its okay to indulge every once in awhile 😉 :
Waffles (makes approximately 5 waffles)
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp of white vinegar
1 tbsp of red food coloring
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tbsp. and 2 tsp. of cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of buttermilk
Maple Cream Cheese Topping
4 oz of cream cheese (at room temperature)
4 tbsp of butter, unsalted
1 tbsp. of maple syrup
1 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
confectioners sugar (optional)
Maple syrup (optional)
Preheat waffle iron
In a small bowl, whisk or sift together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine oil and sugar, using either a stand or hand mixer. Stir until sugar and oil are combined. Add eggs one at a time to large bowl. Add red food coloring, vinegar and vanilla extract. Add buttermilk. Stir until combine. Add flour mixture in two batches slowly. (Be careful not to over mix). Allow mixture to rest for approximately 10 minutes.
While waffle batter is resting, make the cream cheese topping. In a medium sized bowl, whip together cream cheese, butter, and maple syrup. Turn mixer to low speed and add confectioners sugar. Increase speed on mixer to medium and whip together. Place cream cheese mixture into the refrigerator and allow to set.
Place batter into hot waffle iron. Cook waffle based on waffle iron settings. Top cooked waffle with confectioners sugar, cream cheese topping and more syrup.
Devour and Enjoy!!