We're in the middle of a heat wave here this summer. We wanted a little baked treat, but because it feels like an oven outside, there's no way I'm turning on my oven inside! Then I remembered seeing the great idea of making cupcakes using a waffle iron at Random Thoughts of a Supermom ~ what a perfect solution. We could have a little treat without sweating any more than we had to.
It was so easy (and yummy). Here's what we did:
1. Gather your supplies ~ a waffle iron, cake mix and the ingredients to make the cake. ( I think I might add some chocolate chips to our next batch.)
2. Heat up your waffle iron and mix the cake mix according the directions.
3. Pour the cake mix batter onto the waffle iron. Check your manual for amounts and times. Mine used about 1/4 cup of batter per waffle and cooked for about 3 minutes.
4. Put the finished waffles onto a cooling rack to cool, then enjoy. We ate a couple just plain since we didn't have any frosting on hand, and then made the rest into some yummy Cake and Ice Cream Sandwiches.