Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Syrup

Red velvet waffles with cream cheese frosting recipeElsie and I just got this heart shaped waffle iron in the mail yesterday. So of course the first thing we wanted to make was red velvet waffles! Also, is it weird to share an appliance? I'm not sure but we were just thinking why buy two when we could easily share. I love waffles, but it's not a dish I make every week, so I could easily lend it out for a time. And I think she felt the same way. But it probably is sort of a weird thing to do… I guess. Whatevs.Best waffle recipeI've made red velvet waffles (and almost everything red velvet, if I'm being honest), but I had yet to try creating a cream cheese syrup. My first thought was that since the syrup would inevitably be very rich, I wanted to make sure the waffles themselves were not excessively sweet. So I adapted one of my favorite waffle recipes to make this batter.Heart shaped waffle ironRed Velvet Waffles, make 4-5

1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring

In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (the first seven listed above) and whisk to incorporate. Now add in the remaining ingredients and stir until just combined. Allow the batter to rest for 20 minutes. Follow your particular waffle iron directions and make waffles.Red velvet waffles with cream cheese frostingCream Cheese Syrup, makes about 2 1/2 cups

8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup cream (I used half and half)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

In a pot combine the cream cheese, cream and sugar. It helps if you cube the cream cheese into 8 or so small squares. Heat over medium heat until the cream cheese begins to become more liquid. Whisk as you heat to remove any lumps. Once the mixture has become a thick syrup remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. If you want to thin the sauce out even more feel free to add more cream.Red velvet waffle recipeYou can drizzle the syrup over the waffles just before serving or you can serve it in a small cup and dip waffle pieces in! I prefer to dip. You do what feels right. 🙂 xo. Emma

  • These look so good! I’m going to try them out this weekend!

  • Oh my word. My mouth is drooling. SO good.


  • I made a double recipe of these for my 15-year-old son and my 23-year-old son and his girlfriend. I baked them in my Belgian waffle maker, and the aroma of the chocolate and vanilla was just heavenly. My youngest said they were so delicious they were “godly”, and my son’s girlfriend said, “This recipe must be shared with the world!” Thanks so much for sharing the amazing recipe!

  • Red waffles, that’s cute!

    In Norway that is a regular waffle iron by the way, those are the only kind we make.. 🙂 We use a different batter than you do though, it’s not as thick, maybe you should try it out? Here is a link to a recipie: It’s in Norwegian but Google Translate should be able to translate it?:D

    We eat them with jam (and sometimes sour cream on top of the jam) or what I prefer – with brown cheese (and sometimes butter). Yum!

  • Oh. My. Gosh. You are killing me! These look soooo yummy!
    xo Heather

  • I need to make these tomorrow, eek, time to go the store and buy the ingredients!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • oh em GEEE this looks heavenly. I’m lactose intolerant but you can bet your bottom dollar I will be trying this on Saturday morning. Thanks for sharing this gem! Love your blog.


  • Wow! Looks so amazingly yummy! I love making special v-day meals too! (Year-round)

    Kasia @

  • I want some! that look soo… sooo.. sooo.. DELICIOUS!!

  • looks amazing! I’ll eat anything that involves a cream cheese syrup. I don’t have a waffle iron-think it could work as pancakes?


  • Apparently you must love or really like your readers. This just made me want to quit my diet, but I sooooo love it!

  • I just made heart shaped red velvet pancakes, but now I wish I had that waffle iron! Thanks for sharing the recipe, too.

  • ERMERGERD I was already gonna make this for a Valentine dinner party but your recipe looks way better than the other ones I found. WIN!

    Thanks for posting!

  • Not weird at all! My sister and I who live two states apart trade clothes/jewelry etc for half a year at a time and then swap back. It makes us feel like we have a bigger wardrobe and it’s fun to get the stuff back that you haven’t seen for awhile!

  • These sound, and look absolutely amazing! I love the idea of a cream cheese syrup! 🙂 xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  • I have this waffle iron too, but I could never share. I guess I’m too selfish 😉 I need to try this recipe. Looks delicious!

  • Oh gosh. I love waffles. And I love red velvet anything. So these look all kinds of amazing.

  • How good would they be if you made cream cheese ice cream???? With mascarpone, whipped cream and cream cheese…… If only I knew how to make ice cream 🙂

  • The waffles look so delicious. I love waffles and Red velvet, such a perfect combination.

  • This looks just delicious…

  • Oh My God. This looks delicious beyond words. Your husband is one lucky man.


  • wow! I would love to try this for Valentine’s Day morning!

    🙂 Liz @

  • Oh god, those look AMAZING!!!! I’ll have to try them sometime. Also, I love your use of abbreviations 😉

  • looks decadent. makes me happy just looking at it. xD

    love, x

  • Oh my gosh! These look incredible!

    It’s funny, in New Zealand waffles aren’t that big but the only waffle makers in home stores are the heart shaped ones! They’re super cute right! 🙂

    Ngaio May xx

  • These look amazing! I am really into Valentine’s day themed food (who isn’t) I even posted a Valentine’s Day Ravioli recipe on my blog! I pinned this!

    xx Kait

    ChickadeeSays Valentine Ravioli

  • I love making heart shaped waffles. These look so good.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot. com

  • waffle-iciousness!!!! I cant even imagine what they taste like. I think it might be nice with a blueberry/blackberry compote! I want a wafflemaker!

  • Shut the front door! These look awesome! 😀

    Lulu xx

  • Yummi! I’m totally craving for waffles at the moment…maybe I’ll make some tomorrow for Valentine’s Day. For breakfast. And for lunch. And…for dinner as well. Okay, not really. But I guess they’ll make it at least for one meal!

  • NEED THESE. And sharing appliances is totally a good way to go! My mother-in-law and I already do. 🙂

  • Ahhh…these look perfect for tomorrow morning! Thanks for being ahead of the curve!

  • Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! Want!


  • Oh my goodness! Those looks unbelievable. Also, how festive for Valentine’s day!

  • I’ve been craving waffles the last week!


  • trying these TOMORROW!! they look amazing!

    thanks for sharing!


  • You’re gonna hate me for saying this.. but I’ve never liked the idea of red velvet anything. The idea of eating so much red food coloring disgusts me. Have you ever made a red velvet cake with natural food coloring? You know they’re out there. Our local patisserie has them this month. I’m gonna have to try it and let you know what I think.

    In the mean time, check out:

    I haven’t tried those recipes but it’s a fun idea. 🙂


  • I don’t know how it’s possible that I’ve never seen cream cheese syrup before but I’m now in love with it.

  • mmmm looks yummy and now I want one of those waffle makers so convenient! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  • oh my goodness, these sound so decadent and delicious! loving the heart shaped waffle iron {and the fact you guys are sharing it}.

  • That looks like how regular waffle iron looks like here 😀 You get so nice thin crispy waffles.

    Your red velvet waffles look just amazing 😀 I think it’s something i’ll try.. and the cream cheese syrup… i am afraid i would drink it all heh.

    And oh… regarding having an appliance together with someone else, in my world that sounds perfectly normal lol.

  • Um… Those look amazing! I want to make these for V-day!

  • They look delicious, perfect for valentine as well! Too bad I have no waffle iron..

  • my friend had a waffle maker and we are already planning a waffle brunch for next week so these will hopefully make it to the menu!

    Kate xx

  • Oh this is so appropriate for tomorrow ! Sweet, sweet !

    XX Luba


  • Yum yum yum and YUM! I can’t wait to try this..thanks much!

    – Killian x

  • I wish I had someone to share appliances with! More money to spend on fun ingredients. 🙂

  • These look SO good!!! I don’t have a waffle maker sadly. 🙁

    Maybe this is a silly question but could I just use this same recipe to make pancakes instead?

    x Sara @

  • My husband loves red velvet cake so I’m going to attempt to make these this weekend!

  • THESE LOOK SO DELICIOUS! I’m gonna try these on a regular waffle maker 🙂

  • Wow! These are amazing! And perfect for tomorrow. xo

  • Delish! I will be making these this weekend:)I don´t have a waffle maker, but I will be doing pancakes!

  • Oh you’re kidding me – these waffles looks amazingly, ridiculously delicious!! And that syrup – heavenly. I’ve got to try this.

  • Looks like a perfect meal for Valentine’s Day breakfast!! yum.

  • These look amazing. I’ve never made waffles myself, we don’t tend to have them very much in England. Do they count as cake? I’ve given up cake for Lent!
    Katie xx

  • That looks great and I like that red color. Is perfect for Valentines day. Have a nice day.

  • Well, I once shared a vacuum cleaner with a neighbor (5 minutes a way). That went on for a year at least. Felt kind of funny but it worked really well.

    Love waffles by the way, but I only make them maybe two times a year.

  • Oh my, sharing a waffle iron is beyond adorable plus it is a great way to de-clutter. Why over burden your kitchen shelves when you can share! My sisters and I have all been eyeing my mom’s vintage 60’s lime green waffle iron for years, I really like your idea of sharing a kitchen appliance. Plus you can take recipes during the trade off, amaze balls.

  • This looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to buy a waffle maker!! Saving this for later 🙂

  • I’ve been hanging out to get a waffle machine! And these would be perfect for breakfast this morning, being valentines day.

  • Oh my goodness, this should not be a real thing! lol Yum!

    xo Jennifer

  • Oh no you didn’t! These look amazing!!
    I made pink velvet cupcakes this year for Valentine’s Day.
    Sending smiles 🙂 xo

  • Those look like Valentines,perfect for sending the children off to school feeling loved.

  • Oh my these look delicious! What a cool waffle iron and I love the photos! 🙂

  • how cute are those!?!?!
    This sounds delicious! I’m adding it to my list of breakfasts to make. Thanks!

  • This would be a great start to a day! Honestly the most adventurous I have ever been with waffles is putting a strawberry on top, but I think I could make an exception for these yummies!

  • I don’t have a heart shape waffle iron but I think some square red velvet waffles would be good too!

  • This makes me happy. Whoever got to eat this was one lucky person!

    Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • Oh my! Waffle time! Should definitely be straight after pancake day!

  • Oh my god stop… I love red velvet AND waffles. perfect!

    Juliette Laura

  • These sound so delicious! And I think it’s great to share appliances…why double up on things when you could collect a super varied collection of things between you!

  • Holy cow these look amazing and so decadent. Love the waffle iron, too, especially since they don’t look too thick. Perfect timing for Valentine’s day!

  • Looks very pretty. I have a regular waffle maker but I’ll give these a try. 😀

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