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Easy Cake Batter Flavored Recipes

Updated on September 21, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

cake batter cheesecake, recipe below the fold
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For the past year I have seen everything from popcorn to fudge made with cake batter flavor. I wondered if it was really as good as everyone thought it was.

It is.

Cake batter flavor is the new chocolate. It seems that you will find cake batter flavored brownies, fudge, cheesecake, ice cream, and almost anything else that an individual can come up with. The flavor is so popular partly because it is nostalgic - how many of you remember licking the beaters when Mom was making cake?

It is popular because it is delicious. There is just something addictive about cake batter - and now you can have that fun flavor in almost anything you want.

All cake batter flavored recipes start out with some kind of yellow cake mix. Making a homemade yellow cake mix won't work. The flavors will not be that intense batter flavor that you are looking for. It is fun to use one of the mixes with sprinkles but you may find that you get better flavor if you use a plain yellow cake mix and add a 1/4 cup or so of colored jimmies.


Cake Batter Waffles

Cake batter waffles are a deliciously different way to celebrate a birthday or any festive occasion. Serve them with a vanilla glaze or fresh fruit - either way your family is sure to feel special when they spot these colorful waffles one the table.

One note of caution, however. Anything made with cake batter whether it is waffles, pancakes, or cookies, will tend to burn much more quickly than other recipes. Keep an eye on your food while it is cooking and be prepared for it to be finished a little before the recipe states. This does not affect the ice cream or the cheesecake. You will find it mainly with waffles and pancakes and other grilled items.

Added bonus? The whole house will smell like one of those cupcake scented candles!

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: about 6 large waffles (24 small squares)


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup colored sprinkles

For Waffles without Toppings

Nutrition Facts
Calories 242
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Carbohydrates 43 g14%
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


  1. Preheat your waffle baker according to instructions and spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cake mix.
  3. Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Now, stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture quickly. The batter will be a little lumpy - that's o.k. Don't over-beat. You may need a little more milk to get the right consistency.
  4. Fold in the sprinkles.
  5. Spoon the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
  6. Serve with a glaze made of 1 tablespoon heavy cream mixed with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, and 1 cup of confectioner's sugar. Add a dollop of whipped cream and some fruit if desired.

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2.8 stars from 28 ratings of Cake Batter Waffles

Cake Batter ice Cream

Cake batter ice cream combines the best of two worlds - the flavor of cake batter and the smooth, cold deliciousness of ice cream. It isn't difficult to make if you have an ice cream maker. Just follow your manufacturer's instructions for freezing.

Keep in mind that homemade ice cream should "ripen" or sit overnight in the freezer before serving. This will keep it from melting so quickly and allow it to develop the best texture.


  • I cup whole milk, very cold
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles, if desired


  1. Beat the cream and vanilla until it achieves soft peaks. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the milk and the sugar together until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Stir in the cake mix and sprinkles. Make sure you whisk out any lumps.
  4. Gently fold in the whipped cream.
  5. Freeze as your manufacturer instructs.

Makes about a quart and a half of ice cream, give or take. About six 1/2 cup servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 291
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbs: 33 g

Cake Batter Cheesecake Recipe

Cake batter cheesecake is a delicious combination of cake batter, sprinkles, and tangy cheesecake. Once you add the rich, chocolate glaze this dessert becomes more than addictive. Always use a bain marie when making cheesecake. Your cake will come out tender and rich, you will have less cracking, and ... well try it and see if it doesn't make a difference in your favorite cheesecake recipe.


  • 1 9 inch spring form pan prepared with a vanilla cookie crust
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1 1/3 cup yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


  1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar on the lowest speed of your mixer until well blended
  2. Add the cake mix and continue beating until no lumps remain. Keep the mixer on low speed.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition
  4. Fold in the sour cream
  5. Spoon into the crumb lined springform
  6. Cover the outside bottom of the springform with aluminum foil and bring the foil up the sides. This will keep any water from seeping into the crust.
  7. Place the pan in a hot water bath with the water coming about 1/2 way up the sides of the foil covered pan.
  8. Bake at 375 F for 50 minutes.
  9. Turn oven off but do not open the door. Leave for 1 hour. Do not open the door during this time.
  10. Remove cake from oven and water bath.
  11. Allow to cool on the counter for 1 hour.
  12. Place a paper towel over the top, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 6 hours.
  13. Glaze with a mixture of 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 cups milk chocolate chips, and 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted together and stirred until smooth.

Nutrition Information

(without glaze or crust)

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 19
  • Carbs: 18


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    • EatCookReview profile image

      Chantele and Julie 4 years ago from Wales

      Oh that cake looks so good!

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      Marye Audet 4 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      Leave it plain or add a little whipped cream and more sprinkles.

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      anna 4 years ago

      Do you have another suggestion for the top? Not a chocolate person.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Marye, that cake is amazingly beautiful. I think I gained 10 pounds just looking at it. When do you have time to bake. I don't have time to work on hubs much less bake, I wish I did. Will share and pin, voted up, awesome and beautiful.

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      Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina

      OMG - cake batter cheesecake!! Going to have to try this asap! Great hub, thanks for sharing!

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      Linda Lum 4 years ago from Washington State, USA

      "Cake Batter" is certainly THE flavor right now. I had no idea that the flavor comes from actual cake mix. Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful ideas.

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      Hendrika 4 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks, I am sure to try these recipes. I have been looking for a tasty pancake recipe and now I have found it.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great ideas!

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipe! :-)

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      Huntgoddess... would you actually put the towel in the oven with it?

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      Donna Fairley Huebsch 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      What a great idea for a special treat! I liked it on Facebook and Pinned it for later reference - thanks!

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      Marye Audet 4 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      I haven't but they sound great.

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      Cake batter recipes have defintely been the thing this year. Thanks for the recipes. Have you ever tried Cake battered pumpkin fluff or cake battered pretzels? They are delicious!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Now I have to make this in the morning tomorrow...such a great idea! Definitely having cake-batter waffles with strawberries! Great hub, marye! voted up and shared!

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      todaylearning 5 years ago from Texas, United States

      very nice hub, thank you for sharing.

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great idea! I am going to try the cake batter waffles with my grandchildren this week-end. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea! Voted up and useful.

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      Ronna Pennington 5 years ago from Arkansas

      I can't wait til my daughter is old enough to want a sleepover birthday party. We are sooooo celebrating with birthday waffles (white mix, though, bc she's allergic to yellow dyes). Thanks for the idea!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Wow, this is a new one on me. Just as I didn't get it when cookie dough and bubblegum became ice cream flavors, I really don't get this one, either. I'd rather have the real thing. But surely this is a popular trend. Thanks so much for a very interesting hub. It's always a pleasure to read your work, Mary.

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      Gloria 5 years ago from France

      This is different I must give it a try, of shopping tomorrow so will look out for cake mix,

      Thanks for sharing.

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      HealthyHanna 5 years ago from Utah

      This makes me hungry! I love the waffel cake. My kids will love it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      Voting you up - but I don't do sugar. Really good ideas.

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      Marye Audet 5 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      LOL thanks..I have a lot of those types of offers... sadly none of them include money. :D

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I personally invite you to cook for me anytime. You have mad me very hungry.

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      worstcasescenario 5 years ago

      Delicious recipe for a quick cooking, you just made my day I will try this recipe for summer occasion.

      Thanks for sharing this recipe, it's such a great and very helpful information.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The cake batter waffle is one that I will try with my next birthday celebration. I think opening the day with this would really be a unique celebration. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi Marye, It makes sense doesn't it like cookie dough! Mmmm can smell the house now! Oh and btw thank you so much for your advice on growing blueberries, such great helpful info :)

      Lots of votes...

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      Huntgoddess 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Yes, I did see the link also.

      Adding water before or after --- yes, it is quite the conundrum, isn't it? Either way, a mishap could occur. It's kind of a judgment call, I guess :-)

      Well, the towel isn't really essential --- unless the cheesecake is in Pyrex. It might knock around and break.

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      Marye Audet 5 years ago from Lancaster, Texas

      thanks for that clarification. There is also a link at the bottom of the article to an entire article about bain marie. I usually forgo the towel. I am rebellious that way. Oh and I usually add the water before I put the whole thing in the over because I like to live dangerously.

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      Huntgoddess 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      "Bain marie" = put baking pan into a larger pan filled with hot water before baking?

      Or, more accurately, put the cheesecake pan into a larger baking pan with a towel on the bottom. Then, put it into the oven, and then pour the hot h2o into the larger pan --- of course making sure you don't get the water into your batter.

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      Sally Hayes 5 years ago

      Love this hub! I had never thought of using cake batter as a flavor in and of itself. But since they make cookie dough flavored ice cream, why not cake batter flavored ice cream? Yum! Voted up and shared! - Sarah