Black Forest Waffles Recipe
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Black Forest Waffles Recipe

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With their dark chocolate flavor and cherry and cream topping, these waffles add a fancy touch to brunch with very little effort. —Edith Johnson, Fruita, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • Chocolate sprinkles or fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 706 calories, 32g fat (16g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 96g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks and milk until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until set.
  4. Serve with whipped cream and pie filling. If desired, top with sprinkles. Yield: 5 waffles (about 6-3/4 in.).
Originally published as Black Forest Waffles in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p11

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CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 23149
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I didn't care for this recipe. The chocolate mixture clumped even though I cooled it first before adding it in. The chocolate flavor wasn't strong enough. I'm a big chocolate fan, but next time I'll make regular waffles and top with cherries, whipped cream and a few chocolate chips."

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