Back when I was making my chicken and waffle cone I inadvertently stumbled upon these pancake / waffle hybrids after I filled my waffle cone maker with pancake batter but didn’t push the top of it down quite hard enough to make a proper waffle cone.
The resulting creation tasted exactly like a waffle, but was round instead of square and had a thickness that was much closer to that of a pancake. I’ve since started referring to my accidental concoction as a “wafflecake.”
You see, I’ve always had a problem deciding between pancakes and waffles. Pancakes always seem too doughy to me, so I enjoy the fact that waffles are a little crispier, but I have a couple of problems with them as well.
My first issue is that it’s pretty much impossible to butter waffles evenly. Any time I try I feel like a few of the little squares end up with almost all my butter in them, with the remainder of my waffle ending up with barely any.
Speaking of the squares in waffles, do they even have an official name? I guess I never really thought about that until now. It looks like Wikipedia refers to them as “pockets,” so maybe that’s what I’ll call them from now on.
My second gripe about waffles, which is really only an issue when I make them at home, is that the waffle maker I own is one of those where you have to pour your batter in and then rotate it 90 degrees to cook your waffle. Four out of every five times I use it though I end up pouring in too much batter and upon rotating it the batter just drips out of the side onto my kitchen counter.
What I love about wafflecakes is that they combine everything that I love about both pancakes and waffles while at the same time getting rid of everything I dislike. They’re crisp like waffles, you can butter them evenly and if you have a waffle cone maker you can make them in a minute and a half each without having to worry about flipping them! How awesome is that?
If you’re fine with waffles and pancakes the way they are feel free to completely disregard this entire blog post, but from here on out I’m sticking with wafflecakes!
EmmaApril 30, 2012 at 1:40 pm (11 years ago)
Ahahaha, that’s awesome! You should totally trademark that and sell ’em. 😉
Nick TangbornMay 1, 2012 at 11:58 am (11 years ago)
This is awesome! We posted it on our Batter Blaster Facebook page. Check it: http://www.facebook.com/batterblaster
NickMay 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm (11 years ago)
Nice, thanks! Batter Blaster sounds awesome. I’ll have to see if they sell it at any of the grocery stores near me and try it out.
Kelly LynnMay 7, 2012 at 8:37 am (11 years ago)
This is literally the best thing I have ever seen. I wish I could have these for breakfast today!
Anna HernandezAugust 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm (11 years ago)
Never spread butter again, use a cheese greater against the refridgerated stick, you’ll drench whatever its melting over. -Then throw it on a skillit n brown it…!
NickAugust 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm (11 years ago)
I’ll give that a try next time! Thanks for the tip!
TristanAugust 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm (9 years ago)
perfect, I was looking for inspiration behind a chicken and waffle blini with hot sauce, honey, and peppercorn caviar, and I this more than helped out…Kudos to you bro!
MikeOctober 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm (9 years ago)
You needed MORE inspiration for a chicken and waffle blini with hot sauce, honey, and peppercorn caviar?
Well??? Did you make it!?!?
JustinOctober 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm (9 years ago)
Tony Stark loves wafflecakes! “A little bit of both…”
AlaiaOctober 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm (9 years ago)
Your cakes are famous now…thanks to RDJ and Reddit.
JamesOctober 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm (9 years ago)
Can you link to the waffle cone thingy you own?
Nick ChipmanOctober 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm (9 years ago)
I think this is the exact one I have.