How to Make Red Velvet Waffles – My Special Recipe

Somehow, for me, waffles have a memory attached with vacation time. I think I might have associated them with bed and breakfast and journeys or dining at a five star hotel or restaurant. They are ideal for breakfast! This is why; I decided to explore making Red Velvet Waffles at home whenever I felt like having a time out from the stress of work and routine life. I can make any day special as long as I have a waffle on my plate!

They taste amazing with some topping like cream, ice cream, or molten chocolate. If you have not tried it with maple syrup, then I must recommend that you do that the next time you find yourself at a waffle joint. Just drizzle some of it on a serving and feel it melt in your mouth. It’s to die for … so here’s my personal recipe! Hope you love it!

Ingredients for Red Velvet Waffles

It serves six people. You need the following ingredients so I’d recommend setting them up on your worktable.

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of red liquid food color
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of table salt
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, natural unsweetened
  • 4 tablespoons (or 1⁄2 stick) of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups leveled, all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of buttermilk


First, preheat the oven bringing it to 200 F. Preheat a waffle iron as well.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

Add melted butter and the brown sugar in a separate bowl.

Whisk the buttermilk and egg yolks.

Then add the cocoa powder and red food color in a small bowl. Mix until it forms a smooth paste.

Mix in the butter and sugar mixture with the cocoa mixture until it becomes moist.

Beat the egg whites separately in a medium bowl. Better to use an electric mixer. Mix until it becomes stiff.

Add only ¼ of the egg whites into the stiff batter to lighten it. Gradually fold in the egg white, do not be thorough.

Spray a waffle iron (preheated) with some nonstick cooking spray or use a brush to put some melted butter on it. Put in the waffle paste and according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Let them bake.

Remove them on a baking sheet and slide them over to keep them warm while preparing other Red Velvet Waffles.

Cream Cheese Drizzle

Here’s how I make the creamy cheese drizzle to go with the Red Velvet Waffles.


  • A pinch of table salt
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup of confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of creamy milk


Beat the cream cheese, vanilla, confectioners, and salt in a bowl. Add milk and beat it until it becomes a pourable mixture. Before serving the Red Velvet Waffles, just pour some of it on top as a dressing and serve.

It’s mouthwatering!

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Mona Sharif

Mona Sharif has been a blogger for the past seven years and more. She loves to write about different topics ranging from travel to health and everything related to lifestyle. This is where you can find her. You are welcome to contribute to Lifestyle Glitz too.

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