Good morning! Today I have Bevin, one of the lovely ladies behind Who Needs a Cape?, sharing a wonderful recipe with you. I hope you enjoy!!
Hi everyone! My name is Bevin and I'm one of the ladies behind the blog, Who Needs a Cape? I am a mom of two kiddos that are fifteen months apart and have been married to the most amazing man for just over ten years. I also adore Sky, my Lurcher (Whippet cross) and Zeus, an evil eighteen pound black cat. I've lived in North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia and England, but have spent most of my life in Texas. I have a degree in child development that helps me deal with adults in daily life and occasionally helps at home with the kids. I love to cook, travel and to dabble in photography.
These were something I saw on Pinterest so long ago and completely forgot to pin, but always wanted to try them. I decided to wing it and see how it went. I added some of my slow cooker caramel as well for an extra treat. They were super easy and something my kids really enjoyed. I actually ended up buying a new waffle maker to do these because I thought it would be easier to do with square waffles rather than round ones. The waffle maker I did have was from 1997 when I was in college, so thought we were due for a new one!
Cake Batter Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
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- A box of your favorite cake mix or enough cake batter to make 2 layer 9 inch round cake, I chose devil's food chocolate cake mix
- A pint of ice cream, again the flavor is your choice, I went with vanilla
- Any special toppings or treats you wish to add, I chose to use my slow cooker caramel.
- Spray cooking oil.
- Get the cake batter ready and leave it in the mixing bowl until waffle iron is heated.
- After heated, spray the waffle maker before each cake batter waffle.
- This will vary depending on your waffle maker, but I used about 1/4 cup of cake batter per waffle. I didn't measure exactly, but that's what it seemed to come out to. My waffle maker makes 4 waffles at a time.
- After the cake batter waffle is cooked, remove from the iron and let cool.
- Repeat until all cake batter is used.
- When cake batter waffles are completely cooled, wrap in wax paper and place in freezer. Be sure to put layers of wax paper between each one, so they don't stick.
- Leave in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
- Take ice cream out of freezer for about 15-20 minutes before you plan putting the ice cream sandwiches together and let it get a little bit melted.
- As my ice cream was melting, I took my frozen cake batter waffles out and cut them in half, making enough to have 1 dozen ice cream sandwiches from all that I made.
- When the ice cream is melted enough to spread, put roughly 1/4 cup of ice cream on each ice cream sandwich then drizzle 1 T of caramel over the ice cream, place other half of cake batter waffle on top.
- Wrap each ice cream sandwich individually in wax paper. The wax paper will help to shape the ice cream as it refreezes.
- It would probably be best to store these in an air tight container after they are wrapped.