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Chocolate Cake Waffles With Lemon Curd & Strawberries

Chocolate Cake Waffles with Lemon Curd & Strawberries

This recipe for chocolate cake waffles is a little unusual, but none the worse for that. The waffles are at their best served warm with lemon curd and strawberries. Whipped cream makes them even more delicious and decadent. Best eaten for a special occasion dessert.

When I was browsing through Chocolat by Eric Lanlard in order to write the review I posted recently, I was caught by his recipe for chocolate waffles. I knew I would have to make them in the not too distant future. When I came back from a preserving course at River Cottage, laden with lemon curd (amongst other things), I knew the time had come. Chocolate waffles with a big dollop of lemon curd had my name written all over it.

So, a couple of days ago, I searched out my silicone waffle moulds, got out my trusty bowl and wooden spoon and gaily set out to follow the recipe, deciding to reduce it by half. I hadn’t got very far when I realised something was seriously wrong. What was Eric thinking of? Indeed what were his editors thinking of? I’ve made several recipes from this book and they have all turned out well, so I was expecting plain sailing once again.

Chocolate Cake Waffles with Lemon Curd & Strawberries

It was the amount of sugar that first set the alarm bells ringing. 300g? Surely that couldn’t be right. If I’d read the recipe properly before I’d begun, I’d have realised this was a cake mixture not a pancake one; I’d have then made up my own waffle recipe instead. However I’d already melted the butter and mixed some of the other ingredients, so I carried on, severely reducing the amount of sugar and increasing the milk from one tbsp, yes that’s right only one, to twelve. I had a look online to see if anyone else had reported any issues with this recipe. I couldn’t find any, so maybe I’m the first person to make it??? Anyway, here is a link to the original ingredients so you can see for yourselves.

Chocolate Cake Waffles

These waffles may not have been the light crisp affair I had been imagining, but they were still seriously good. Even with the reduced amount of sugar and the extra milk, these were still very much cake rather than waffle. They were quite substantial affairs and one was more than enough, so the four cake waffles I made lasted us over two days. We ate two warm from the oven, but the other two were just as good cold.

Chocolate Cake Waffles with Lemon Curd and Strawberries


Strawberries are now in season so they had to be included. I managed to pick a few wild ones from the garden, which were totally scrumptious. If you can’t get wild strawberries, don’t fret, cultivated ones can be very nearly as good.

On day two we went well over the top with cream and bought strawberries in addition to the lemon curd. Strawberries and lemon curd I have now discovered are a match made in heaven. CT was equally enamoured. In fact the whole combination was superb and I now know what cake I’m going to make for next week’s party. The chocolate waffles will have to wait for another day.

Lemon Curd

Homemade lemon curd is the bees knees. It’s so much nicer than any commercial brand I’ve ever tried. For something a little different and if you’re in the middle of an apple glut, you could try making this apple lemon curd recipes instead.

Other Recipes with Lemon Curd


I’m sending these chocolate cake waffles off to Bookmarked Recipes with Jac of Tinned Tomatoes.

They also go to Made with Love Mondays over at Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w/Luv.

Likewise they go to Emily over at A Mummy Too for #recipeoftheweek.

And as strawberries play an important part in the consumption of these cake waffles, I’m sending them off to Lets Cook with Strawberries over at Simply Food.

Bake of the Week must not beforgotten either over at Caso Costello.

Cook Blog Share over at Supergolden Bakes also gets one of these chocolate cake waffles – I’m beginning to think I didn’t make enough!

Finally, one also goes to Tasty Tuesdays with Honest Mum.

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Chocolate Cake Waffles

A decadent dessert when served warm with lemon curd, strawberries and maybe cream as well.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: chocolate cake, lemon curd, milk chocolate, strawberries, waffles
Servings: 4 waffles
Calories: 348kcal


  • 125 g salted butter
  • 125 g flour (half wholemeal, half white)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 50 g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar to dust


  • Melt butter in a pan over low heat, then leave to cool a little.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Stir in the sugar.
  • Make a well in the centre and break in the eggs.
  • Pour in the butter and vanilla extract. Start mixing into the flour from the inside out, adding the milk as you go along.
  • Spoon into four silicone waffle moulds and bake in the oven at 180℃ for 17 minutes. Alternatively use a waffle iron.
  • Leave to cool a little then turn out onto a wire rack.
  • Dust with icing sugar, then pile on lemon curd, strawberries, chocolate shavings and cream if you're feeling really decadent.


Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.6g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 29.3g | Saturated Fat: 17.8g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.6mg


  1. Sarah Shermann

    4th July 2014 at 1:36 pm

    It’s shame they weren’t as light as you expected but still they sound amazing 🙂

    • Choclette

      4th July 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks Sarah, they were rather delicious despite not being what I’d call a waffle 😉

  2. Jane Sarchet

    4th July 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Strawberries & lemon curd eh? Gonna have to give that a go 🙂
    Janie x

    • Choclette

      4th July 2014 at 3:54 pm

      The lemon gives that bit of zing that strawberries don’t have and somehow brings outt the flavour more.

  3. Becca M

    4th July 2014 at 1:52 pm

    OMG!!! that looks amazing!!! i’m on a diet, I really should not have looked at this!!

    • Choclette

      4th July 2014 at 3:55 pm

      At least it’s only a virtual cake Becca 😉

  4. Javelin Warrior

    4th July 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I love lemon and strawberries together – such a great pairing. And over chocolate waffles sounds blissful. I do think 300 grams sounds like a lot of sugar in the original version so that’s strange… But this stills sounds like a keeper to me 🙂

    • Choclette

      4th July 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks JW, the idea is a fab one, but I’m sticking to my guns on this one. It IS a cake not a waffle mixture 😉

  5. Deena Kakaya

    4th July 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Goodness I can honestly say that this combination of lemon curd and chocolate is one that I’ve not had before. The combination does sound pretty sweet so can totally see why you’ve made adjustments. Chocolate with that…it sounds deeply pleasurable x

    • Choclette

      4th July 2014 at 7:35 pm

      it’s quite exciting I find Deena to come across a combination I haven’t tried before. But then you are a mistress of coming up with new and exciting food combinations 🙂

  6. Nayna Kanabar

    4th July 2014 at 8:11 pm

    This sounds drool worthy, lemon curd, chocolate and strawberries what an amazing combo.Thank You for sending it to Lets cook with strawberries event at simplyfood.

    • Choclette

      5th July 2014 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Nayna, it was indeed an amazing combination.

  7. Karen S Booth

    5th July 2014 at 8:51 am

    What a wonderful and innovative recipe Choclette and as a lemon curd lover, I totally approve! Karen

    • Choclette

      5th July 2014 at 2:44 pm

      Thanks Karen, lemon curd is rather wonderful.

  8. Carys Jones

    5th July 2014 at 8:52 am

    These look mouthwateringly good!

  9. Janice Pattie

    5th July 2014 at 7:48 pm

    They look great, your lemon curd looks like it has a perfect consistency and I can imagine it would be a good contrast to the chocolate waffle. I’ve never made waffles, as I don’t have a waffle iron!

    • Choclette

      6th July 2014 at 9:17 am

      Thanks Janice. I don’t have a waffle iron either, but I do have silicone moulds that work wonderfully well.

  10. Hay In A Day

    5th July 2014 at 9:16 pm

    These look scrummy! And very versatile. I shall also be trying lemon curd and strawberries soon- I bet it really does work

    • Choclette

      6th July 2014 at 9:21 am

      Thank you. It’s a new combination for me, but one I shall very shortly be revisiting 🙂

  11. The Caked Crusader

    6th July 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Yum! A chocolate waffle would be most welcome right now!

    • Choclette

      17th July 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks CC. Now you come to mention it …

  12. belleau kitchen

    8th July 2014 at 5:58 pm

    love the idea of lemon and chocolate, such an excellent idea and those waffles…. well HELLO SAILOR! yes please xx

    • Choclette

      17th July 2014 at 12:43 pm

      It’s my new favourite combination Dom and has been used again to great affect 🙂

  13. Julie's Family Kitchen

    11th July 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Hmm, chocolate waffles with lemon curd sounds amazing.

    • Choclette

      17th July 2014 at 12:44 pm

      It is amazing, Julie but you mustn’t forget the strawberries 😉

  14. Helen at Casa Costello

    11th July 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Ooh such lovely combinations! The colours are fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in once again with #Bakeoftheweek new linky now open x

  15. Emma Julia

    16th July 2014 at 9:53 am

    Chocolate, strawberries and lemon curd? What a scrummy combo!

    • Choclette

      17th July 2014 at 12:45 pm

      It’s a fab combo Emma – just writing up my next post where I’ve used it again.

  16. Jacqueline Meldrum

    2nd August 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Chocolate, lemon and strawberries is a winning combo in my book. Yum! Thanks for entering them into Bookmarked Recipes Choclette, the roundup is now live 🙂

    • Choclette

      7th August 2014 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Jac – I used the same combo for my birthday cake and it seems like everyone else thought it was a winner too.

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  18. Lou | Crumbs and Corkscrews

    11th August 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Ooooo waffles are something I’ve wanted to try for ages and thought I’d need a ‘waffle iron or machine’. I hadn’t thought about a mould and in the oven. These look fabulous; and lots of my favourite flavours. I’m off to find a waffle mould now 🙂

    • Choclette

      12th August 2019 at 10:24 am

      Now you’ve reminded me we haven’t had waffles for ages. The one I’ve used here is a good make. Mine have been used many times and they’re still in good nick.


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