Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles

45 min
These chocolate waffles are a perfect accompaniment for a strong cup of coffee or as a luxurious treat after dinner. Enjoy!


Step 1
  • Mix the flour, icing sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Whisk the cream into a light foam.
Step 2
  • Gradually mix the flour-sugar mixture with half of the cream foam until it creates a smooth dough. Carefully add the rest of the cream foam.
Step 3
  • Heat the waffle iron until it is evenly warm. Coat the iron with a small amount of butter before making the first batch.
Step 4
  • Add a small amount of dough (around 75 ml) to the iron and cook for roughly 2 minutes at a high heat. Repeat the process until all the dough has been used.
Step 5
  • Serve the waffles while still warm along with chilled whipped cream and chocolate.
Step 6
  • Dust with icing sugar and add mint for presentation.

Chocolate Waffles

How do you make waffles more dense?
Adding some extra flour or a small amount of cornstarch to the batter will make your waffles thicker, as will whisking the batter more vigorously to create more air. Be careful not to alter the proportions too much though.
Should you let waffle batter rest?
If you have the time and the patience, allowing your waffle batter to rest for 30 minutes before cooking can make them fluffier and less chewy.
Is it better to use oil or butter for waffles?
The choice of what kind of fat to coat the iron with is entirely yours, but it will impact the flavour and texture. Butter is the classic and will add a beautifully nutty flavour to your waffle. Oil, on the other hand, will result in a crispier waffle, making the inside seem all that fluffier and softer when biting into your treat. Coconut oil is also a good option and has the added benefit of imparting a little extra flavour into the batter.
Should waffle batter be cold or warm?
Waffle batter contains egg and milk, so it should always be cold. If you plan on making your batter in advance to use the next day, make sure to store it in the refrigerator.
Why won’t my waffles get crispy?
There are a couple of common culprits that could prevent your waffles from going crispy. One is if you don’t allow the iron to heat properly before cooking. The other is overworking the batter, which will cause them to be too chewy.


175 g
Cacao powder
3 tbsp
Icing sugar
3 tbsp
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
1 pinch
250 ml
Double cream
250 ml
Butter, melted
½ tsp
For serving
Double cream (for whipping)
250 ml
Dark chocolate 55%, grated
25 g
Icing sugar
Fresh mint leaves

Creative ways to enjoy chocolate waffles

While there’s nothing wrong with serving the waffles whole in the classic way, there are a number of fun alternative options to present them with that freshen up the dish. Try cutting the waffles into churro-like finger slices and dipping them in chocolate sauce with cinnamon for example, or of you want a real sweet kick, stack them with a melted marshmallow filling in-between to create waffle smores.

The best serving suggestions and beverage ideas

There are an endless number of ways to top waffles, ranging from nut butters, fruit and greek yogurt, to more indulgent varieties like cold vanilla ice cream, caramel syrup, and the classic Nutella and strawberry or banana combination. Savoury toppings are also an option – feel free to experiment.

When it comes to drinks, it’s best to avoid anything too sweet. A strong cup of coffee helps to enhance the chocolate flavour in a pleasing way. You also can’t go wrong with a glass of cold milk, a classic pairing that will make you feel like a kid again!

Store your chocolate waffles like this

The best waffles are fresh waffles, but they can be kept for a few days before going dry. Refrigerate within a couple hours once the waffles have cooled, and keep in an airtight container. We recommend eating the waffles within three days.