I’m on a red velvet kick. I think it’s really just an excuse I give myself so I make some cream cheese frosting. I could eat cream cheese frosting, or in this case, cream cheese syrup by the spoonful. And yep, I did just that when I was one making these. Just keeping it real over here.
If you’re a big red velvet fan then you have to try these red velvet waffles. And if you need a reason to make some cream cheese syrup this excuse because you just can’t have waffles without syrup.
Red Velvet Waffles
Makes about 10 waffles
– 2 cups flour
– 3 tablespoons sugar
– 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
– 4 teaspoons baking powder
– 3/4 teaspoon salt
– 1¾ cup buttermilk
– 2 eggs
– 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
– Half bottle (about .5 oz.) of red food coloring
1. Preheat your waffle iron. Meanwhile, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl until combined.
2. In a separate bowl (I prefer using a stand mixer), beat the eggs and melted butter until combined. Add the buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar and red food coloring and mix on low speed so you don’t splash this red mixture all over everything.
3. Slowly add the dry mixture into the liquid mixture and beat until completely combined. Spray the waffle iron with non-stitck cooking spray and pour about 1/4-1/2 cup of batter in the center of the griddle. Close the lid and bake until done. Place on a wire rack until ready to serve and follow up with the cream cheese syrup (recipe below).
Cream Cheese Syrup
– 4 oz. of low fat cream cheese, softened
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
– 1/3 cup powdered sugar
– 2/3 cup whole milk (or whatever milk you have on hand)
Use the whisk attachment of a stand mixer to combine the cream cheese and butter. Slowly add the powdered sugar and milk and beat until completely combined. The consistency should be similar to syrup. If it’s too thick, add more milk, one tablespoons full at a time. Drizzle over the warm waffles and enjoy!
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