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Fudge Waffles

By Tessa Arias
February 27th, 2015
5 from 2 votes
5 from 2 votes

Fudge Waffles are the ultimate dessert for breakfast loaded with rich chocolate flavor and topped with ice cream and fudge chocolate sauce!  You're going to LOVE these!

Yield: 10 waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: I never knew waffles could have so much rich chocolate flavor!! Incredible.
Texture: Rich and fudgy while somehow still light and delicate. That plus the luscious ice cream and ultra thick homemade chocolate sauce is OUT OF BOUNDS as Guy Fieri would say.
Ease: Super duper easy, especially if you make the chocolate sauce ahead of time (or just use store-bought but I definitely think you should make the homemade version it’s outstanding).
Appearance: The most glorious, decadent waffles I’ve ever made.
Pros: Quick, easy, delectable.
Cons: So indulgent. This might be a recipe best suited for actual dessert instead of breakfast, or maybe a very special occasion breakfast.
Would I make this again? Oh yeah. These didn’t last long at all, I can’t wait to find an occasion to whip up another batch!

My boyfriend said these were the BEST waffles he's ever eaten!!

So, these fudge waffles? Yeah… you have GOT TO make them. They’re outrageously, decadently delicious and should probably come with a sugar rush warning sign if you do decide to eat them for breakfast. They are truly a dessert in every possible sense because let’s face it, while you can top many breakfast foods with ice cream and chocolate sauce you probably shouldn’t make a habit out of it. But every once in a while for a special treat to honor a very scrumptious recipe, waffles + ice cream + chocolate sauce = pure happiness.

My new blog contributor Julie recently shared a delightful recipe for Double Chocolate Waffles that had me craving chocolate waffles something fierce. Then I stumbled upon this recipe for Fudge Waffles with ice cream and chocolate sauce and I just had to test it out. The results were too good not to share.

The homemade chocolate sauce recipe I shared recently makes for the perfect pairing with these waffles, you must make both for optimum chocolate indulging results! The waffles taste incredible but are surprisingly simple to make, no complicated yeast batters or anything like that to enjoy the slightly crisp, ultra rich and fudgy yet soft and gooey goodness. YUM. By the way, I used my beloved Chef’s Choice Classic Waffle Maker to make these babies.

Dessert for breakfast AMAZINGNESS. Fudge Waffles with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce!

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5 from 2 votes

How to make
Chocolate Fudge Waffles

Yield: 10 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Fudge Waffles are the ultimate dessert for breakfast loaded with rich chocolate flavor and topped with ice cream and fudge chocolate sauce!  You're going to LOVE these!


  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, or 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup (4.5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate mini-chips
  • Homemade chocolate sauce
  • Ice cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, butter and vanilla, and whisk until pale in color, about 2 minutes. Stir in the buttermilk, then the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Cook the waffles in a preheated greased waffle iron until done, following the directions for your own waffle iron. Serve immeadiately (or keep warm in a 200ยฐF oven) with the ice cream of your choice and chocolate sauce. Waffles can be made ahead and wrapped in plastic wrap and served the next day or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Rewarm them in a toaster oven.

Recipe Notes

Check out Julie's super helpful post on freezing waffles if you know you won't eat all of these at once (or if you want to make a double batch!).
Recipe Source
King Arthur Flour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Adriana — July 19, 2021 at 11:29 am

    The best Waffle recipe ever!! Used Milk instead of Buttermilk & used Truvia instead of Sugar. Will definitely make these again. Thank You for the recipe!! โ˜บ๏ธ

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    Wanda — October 19, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Very tasty waffles and good texture. I doubled the recipe and used vegetable oil and omitted the chocolate chips. Thank you for such a good recipe!

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    Dona Receita — August 21, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing so many beautiful recipes. Thank you!

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    Di@bibbyskitchen — June 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Definitely on my breakfast list to make. I love the chocolate chips in the batter, so much more chocolatey goodness. Lovely recipe Tessa!

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    Allison — July 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Oh yummy these waffles look amazing! Pining for later

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    Pat G. — March 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Used to make these with chocolate milk that had turned sour. Just use it instead of the buttermilk for even more chocolate flavor, and to make use of something you might throw out.

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    Eve @ Baking the Day — March 1, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Wow, these look so luxurious and decadence, perfect for a birthday brunch! It’s a good job it’s my birthday soon!

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    Gaby — February 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    You are killing me with these waffles! They look so decadent and rich, I have to have them!

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    Jessica — February 27, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I’m a big waffle lover, and these chocolate fudge waffles look amazing!

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    Nicole – Coking for Keeps — February 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Typically when I go out for brunch I’m a savory girl all the way, but lately I’ve been ordering waffles like they’re going out of style. Love these!

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    Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss — February 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    My birthday is in a week and I’m pretty sure I’ve found what I want for my birthday breakfast! Ice cream and chocolate sauce are totally mandatory, too. These look beautiful and so chocolatey!

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    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — February 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

    These waffles are a dessert lovers dream. It’s perfectly acceptable to eat these for breakfast, right? Because I just may!

  13. #
    The Fan Girl — February 27, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I love your blog, pictures and the food! I can’t wait to try this!

  14. #
    Megan Alyse — February 27, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Oh my gosh! I love you!!! This will make my mornings so much more enjoyable! I’m really gonna have to try this!

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