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german waffle topped with cherries and cream on a vintage plate

German Waffles

Thick German waffles served with cherry sauce and whipped cream, this is one of the most popular German desserts.
Course Desserts
Cuisine German, Belgian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Calories 306kcal
Author Adina


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 125 g unsalted butter 4.4 oz/ ½ cup, soft
  • 75 g sugar 2.6 oz/ ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar OR ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Note 2
  • 250 g all-purpose flour 8.8 oz/ 2 cups
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 250 ml milk 8.4 fl.oz/ 1 cup
  • 125 ml mineral water 4.2 fl.oz/ ½ cup
  • To serve:
  • cherry sauce
  • whipped cream


  • Beat egg whites: Separate the eggs. Whisk egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff. Set aside.
  • Beat: Place the soft butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, or vanilla extract into another bowl, mix until creamy. Add the egg yolks and mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Batter: In another bowl, sift together the flour and the baking powder. Start adding them to the butter mixture alternating with the milk. Start and finish with the flour.
  • Stir in the mineral water. Carefully fold in the stiff egg whites.
  • Bake the waffles according to the directions of your waffle maker. My waffles took about 6-7 minutes to become crisp and nicely browned on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside.
  • Temperature: My waffle maker also has different temperature settings and I prefer using a medium-high one, for instance, 4 or 5 out of 6 temperature settings. But that is a matter of personal taste; adjust the temperature setting accordingly.
  • Bake: Pour some batter into the waffle iron, regarding the instructions of the waffle maker again. Close the waffle maker and bake until the waffle is golden.
  • Time: Usually, the waffle makers will have a way of letting you know that the waffle is ready, either a (green) light or it will make some sound. But that depends on the waffle iron you are using.
  • Keep the waffles warm in the oven by 100 degrees Celsius/ 200 degrees Fahrenheit until you are finished with baking.
  • Serve the waffles warm with cherry sauce and whipped cream or as suggested above.


  1. Always use a digital kitchen scale in baking; it ensures the best results (Amazon affiliate link).
  2. The nutrition is calculated only for the waffle without the topping.
  3. See blog post for instructions on how to make vanilla sugar at home.
  4. The waffles can be baked in advance and reheated in the oven at about 100 degrees Celsius/ 200 degrees Fahrenheit until warm and crisp again.
  5. They can also be frozen and reheated the same way or in the toaster.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g