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Layer Vanilla Waffle Cake Recipe

No need to heat up your kitchen by turning on the oven when you can make a 5 Layer Vanilla Waffle Cake that is sure to impress. With homemade whipped cream and fresh berries it is the perfect summer treat.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Vanilla Cake Batter

  • 1-15.25 oz vanilla cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Fresh Berries for Garnish & Serving


  1. Turn you waffle iron onto a medium high setting. In a medium bowl combine vanilla cake mix, milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Combine with a handheld mixer {or by hand} for 1-2 minutes or until you have a smooth batter.

  2. When your waffle iron is to temperature, spray both the top and bottom liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Measure out 1/2 cup {or however much your waffle iron will hold} of cake batter. Pour it into the middle of the prepared waffle iron and spread out using a heat proof spatula. Put top of waffle iron down and cook for 2 minutes or until the middle of the waffles are golden brown and the edges are light brown. To remove the waffles use forks to loosen the edges and then slip a spatula under the waffle. Move the cooked cake waffle to cooling rack to cool completely. Continue to cook until you have used all of your batter, making sure to spray nonstick spray between each waffle.

  3. While the waffles are cooling, combine the whipped cream ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a mixer that is fitted with a whisk attachment. Begin whisking the ingredients together, making sure that the powdered sugar gets incorporated well. Then turn the mixer onto a high speed and mix until you have stiff peaks {the whipped cream should stay on the whisk attachment when you pull it from the mixture}.

  4. To assemble your vanilla waffle cake, place one of the cooled cake waffles onto your serving plate and top with 1/6 of the whipped cream. Spread whipped cream out over the top of the waffle. If a little bit goes over the edge of the waffle then that is fine. Top with another waffle and repeat the process until you have stacked 5 waffles. Take the remaining whipped cream and make a large mound of whipped cream in the middle of the top waffle.

  5. Garnish your vanilla waffle cake with fresh berries and either refrigerate or serve with additional fresh berries.