Banana-Nut Waffle Cake

Banana-Nut Waffle Cake

Serves: 6 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Banana-Nut Waffle Cake


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butterscotch Syrup:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream


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If you ever find yourself in need of a cake, do you buy an expensive cake? Or do you try to make one yourself? Baking a cake can be daunting. Luckily this recipe is fairly easy… easier than an actual cake that is for sure. With real cakes everything has to be so precise and perfect. And when it's done it's not even pretty until you decorate it, and decorating a cake is no piece of cake (excuse the pun)… especially if you don't have the right tools.

Who even has the extra time and money to buy the tools and learn to decorate a cake? Well... besides professional bakers that is. All I know is I sure don’t. That's why I love this recipe. The prep time is only 25 minutes and the cook time is only 20 minutes. One of the best parts is the waffles can be kept in the fridge until you feel like putting everything together.

This recipe consists of a simple but delicious waffle recipe, a butterscotch syrup recipe, and the suggested toppings. For the waffles you first whisk the dry ingredients, then mix the wet ingredients, then mix it all together and bake it in a waffles iron. The syrup is a little more difficult and is done in a saucepan, but with the directions provided anyone can make this amazing syrup. The last step in the cake is putting it all together, which is simply layering it all like a tower. This is definitely a recipe I will be keeping in mind the next time I’m in need of a cake… or tomorrow… I might make this tomorrow....

  1. Grease and preheat waffle iron. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla until blended.
  2. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Bake 6 waffles according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  3. For butterscotch syrup, combine sugar, water and corn syrup in a small heavy saucepan; stir gently to moisten all the sugar. Cook over medium-low heat, gently swirling pan occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cover; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 1 minute. Uncover pan; continue to boil and gently swirl pan until syrup turns a medium amber color, 3-4 minutes. Immediately remove from heat, and gradually stir in remaining syrup ingredients. Cool.
  5. For toppings, combine walnuts and pecans. To assemble cake, place 1 waffle on a serving plate. Spoon some butterscotch syrup over it; layer with some of each of the following: banana slices, nut mixture and whipped cream.
  6. Repeat layers 4 times. Top with remaining waffle and remaining syrup; sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.