Black Forest Cake Waffle Recipe

Black Forest Cake waffle was inspired by the recovery smoothie I made this past weekend.  I have been mesmerized by this cake for sometime and I am not sure why. Black Forest Cake is essentially nothing more than chocolate and cherries but for some reason when you make it into a cake I lose my mind.  Maybe it is the tartness of the cherries or the sweetness of the chocolate, but either way these flavors work very well together.

When I went to bed on Wednesday night I knew that I was making these black forest cake waffles for lunch.  Then I jumped into the water at the pool on Thursday morning and the water was so hot that the only thing keeping me going was the thought of these waffles.  I had 2500 yards to swim and with every turn of my arm my mind would wander to black forest cake, waffles, breakfast…..make now.  It got to the point that I lost count of how many laps I had done and I was only doing a 100y set.  Seriously, this is how bad I wanted these waffles.

It is no secret that I love waffles and when I get on a streak I tend to not stop.  Everything I look at becomes a recipe for waffles.  Earlier this week I posted Savory Greek Waffles and you want to know why?  It’s because I had made a Cobb Salad the week before.  I am now having thoughts of how to make waffles out of avocados after seeing this recipe for Avocado Creme Brûlée.  I am also having visions of an Apple Cider Waffle based on the recipe from the Apple Pie Oatmeal I posted about last week.  I guess what I am saying is that anything, and I mean anything, will taste great in waffle form.

I know, I know… probably haven’t read the last three paragraphs because all you want is the recipe for these waffles……so here you go:


Black Forest Cake Waffles

Ingredients: 1/2c Extra Thick Rolled Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill), 1 egg, 70g Frozen Cherries, 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, 1 Tbsp Chocolate Chips (I prefer dark chocolate or breaking off pieces of a dark chocolate bar), 1 pinch baking soda, 1 pinch baking powder, 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract, 1 Tsp Almond Extract (or use 1 oz raw almonds), 1/4-1/2c water (depends on how thick you want your batter)

Servings: 1

Nutritional Information: 317 calories, 55g Carbs, 9g Fat, 10g Protein, 9g Fiber


  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron.
  2. Blend the oats to create oat flour (or just use oat flour but I like the oats since I can blend on my own = cheaper!)
  3. In the blender add the cherries, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, almond and water and blend until well combined.
  4. Remove the batter and pour into a bowl.  Fold in your chocolate chips.
  5. Once waffle iron is ready pour batter and sit back and enjoy the smell of Black Forest Cake waffles cooking up.
  6. After your waffle iron informs you that the waffles are ready remove them carefully and plate.

There are so many things that you can do at this point and here are a few:

  • Serve with coconut milk whipped ‘cream’
  • Place the coconut milk whipped ‘cream’ in center and make a sandwich then freeze for a black forest cake cream sandwich.
  • Serve with your favorite ice cream.
  • Serve with orange and a banana.

Let your imagination run wild and be creative with how you enjoy these waffles.  On this day I enjoyed them with some extra fruit.

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  • Jeff Irvin

    Gonna have to try this one – thanks for sharing.

    • CTER

      I think your recipe using the egg whites, oats and banana would work here too. Just substitute the cherries for the banana and add some cocoa powder and it would be the same essentially.

  • Carolina John

    This looks outstanding. simply wonderful. yes.
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  • Patrick Mahoney

    Dude, you just raised the barre. These (seriously) look incredible. Well played.
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    • CTER

      Thank you. Going to keep trying to get that waffle restaurant or food truck of business of some sort going……

  • Hollie

    I didn’t even know there was a name for these! Dark chocolate and cherries are by far one of my favorite combinations ever. I add greek yogurt on top to make it heavenly. Great…now I just want them for dinner.
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    • CTER

      Tell me about it. Each time somebody asks for the recipe or comments on it I want to make them. The combination is perfect.

      I use almonds or almond extract but others add alcohol to their black forest cake. I do have to make these and then make a coconut whip cream and freeze it in the form of a sandwich to make it a truly decadent dessert.

      • Geoff Malen

        This is makes so much sense. I never would of it in that way. I am sooooo trying this myself!! Nice one!

        • CTER

          Geoff – thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is truly appreciated.

          Let me know how it turns out for you and if you can post a pic to the Cook Train Eat Race Facebook page so we can see how the recipes turn out for others.

          Thank you again for stopping by and hope you keep coming back.

  • adena

    I don’t like black forest cake. Actually I don’t like chocolate cake. Can we still be friends? (that’s 5? or 6?)
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    • CTER

      We can but do you see the word waffle in the title? This is not cake but a waffle……

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  • sarah

    You make me want a waffle maker so badly…Probably not the post to look at during our detox, but its always the chocolate that catches my eye! :)

    • CTER

      You can make the waffles without the chocolate and use the date syrup you emailed me about. Man that sounds awesome right now and maybe tomorrow that will be what I make for breakfast.

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