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We’re officially in the middle of Fall now, and it’s my favorite time of year. Sure, California weather isn’t always reflective of the seasons, but the scents and flavors of the season are all around. Fall is also when my kitchen heats up with baked goods, I love to come up with new recipes that are fun and tasty that my family can enjoy this time of year. Because of that, I was so excited to see new Fall flavors of Pillsbury™ baking mixes hit shelves for a limited time (from 9/4 through 11/5). With flavors like Halloween, Perfectly Pumpkin or Caramel Apple Cake Mix you’re sure to bake up plenty of fun seasonal goodies in a snap. I have a hankering for waffles and they’re perfect for brunch or even dessert, so I decided to try my hand at some cake mix waffles using the seasonal flavors. In fact, I also used the Cartwheel app for Target get an additional 10% off of all the Limited Edition Fall Flavor Baking Mixes and you can too, as long as it’s between 9/25 through 10/22. So go on and grab your mixes and come back for this super easy recipe!
Not only did I decide to make cake mix waffles, I also wanted to make an easy syrup for the waffles with the frosting. You just take a bit and heat it up, add a little milk to it and drizzle over your waffles for a mouth-watering treat. Add some fresh apples (since I made the caramel apple flavor), some fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar and you’re set! You could also supplement the whipped cream for some creamy vanilla ice cream to really make this more of a dessert waffle.
The texture of cake mix waffles is a tad bit different than traditional waffles. It’s a bit lighter and spongier, like a cake. It’s not as dense and the edges don’t get as crispy, but if you use a cooking spray it does help to create the crispier edges we all love. I really liked the texture, especially if we’re making these more of a dessert waffle. And the taste is delicious with that touch of caramel apple flavor, without being too overwhelming. Perfection.
For a true feast for the eyes and the palate, add pretty Fall themed touches to your tableware. I tied up a pretty napkin with sparkly twine and added a glittery gold leaf, this would make a great dessert for a Fall themed dinner party or a fun Fall brunch with friends!
Ingredients for Caramel Apple Cake Mix Waffles:
- 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Premium Cake Mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- cooking spray
- 1/2 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Caramel Apple Flavored Frosting
- 1 tablespoon milk
- apple slices
- whipped cream
- cinnamon sugar
If you can adjust the heat on your waffle iron, set it to a medium/high heat. You don’t want it on the highest setting, but a bit above medium. Spray with a non-stick cooking spray and fill with batter based on the instructions that come with your waffle iron model. Mine used about 3/4 cup of batter.
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There will be a second offer for Cartwheel users between the dates of 10/27 – 10/30, so be sure to get your hands on these flavors! You can find the Limited Edition Fall Flavors on display near the food section at Target on a special end cap. For more fun Fall baking ideas with Pillsbury, you can follow along on Facebook.