Making a cake with stroopwafels is a delicious treat that your guests will love.
You won’t believe how easy and delicious this caramel stroopwafel cake is! It’s easy to whip up and disappears fast.
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If you’ve ever had a stroopwafel before, you know what a delicious treat these Dutch cookies are!
Originating in the Netherlands, the name stroopwafel means “syrup waffle,” which is a pretty good description for these thin wafer cookies with caramel sauce sandwiched in the middle.
They’re traditionally served over a cup of tea or coffee, where the steam acts as a sauna, softening the caramel to melty perfection.
What once might have only been available in a Dutch shop can now be purchased easily at your local supermarket or online.
Most mainstream grocery stores now sell stroopwafels year-round. Daelman’s and Rip Van Wafel are popular brands available in the United States. Other stores, such as Aldi, sell them seasonally around Christmas time.
But have you ever considered making desserts with stroopwafels? The next time you need something sweet, this stroopwafel cake is going to knock your socks off!
More Holiday Treats You’ll Love:
- Amazing Biscoff Muffins
- Golden Syrup Cake
- 4-Ingredient Biscoff Fudge
- Easy German Muffins
- Walker’s Scottish Shortbread
- Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
- Decadent Turtle Pie
- Eggnog Custard Pie
Yes, you can get a stroopwafel cake mix from Trader Joe’s, but it’s actually super easy to make your own from scratch, with just a few basic ingredients.
Any caramel lover is going to swoon over this delicious cake, and it’s not hard to see why.
You can serve a slice as dessert, or along with your morning coffee, homemade hot chocolate, or afternoon tea.
It’s a great sweet treat for the holiday season, but also one you can enjoy year round.
Syrup Waffle Cake
You’re going to love this stroopwafel cake, made with “syrup waffles.”
Not only are stroopwafel pieces baked right into the batter (creating amazing melty caramel bits throughout), but the cake is also topped with caramel and chopped stroopwafels.
The result is a sweet, decadent cake that’s rich, tender, and dreamy.
How to Make Caramel Stroopwafel Cake in a Loaf Pan
It’s easier than you think to make homemade stroopwafel cake.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Caramel sauce
How to Make It:
Cream butter and sugar. First, you’ll use an electric mixer to cream together some softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar in a mixing bowl.
Then, you’ll add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Go ahead and add in the vanilla extract.
Add dry ingredients. Next, you’ll add in some all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
Use your mixer on low speed to combine (or stir by hand, if preferred), just until batter comes together.
Add chopped stroopwafels. Take a few of your stroopwafels and cut them into small pieces. Add these pieces to your batter, stirring by hand just to incorporate.
Bake. Pour batter to a greased loaf pan and bake for about 55-65 minutes, or until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
Start checking at the lower baking time, and continue to bake if cake tester doesn’t come out of the middle of the cake clean.
Cool and top. Allow the cake to cool for about 15 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack, serving plate or cutting board. Top the cake with caramel sauce, letting it soak in and run down the sides.
Chop up the remaining couple of stroopwafels and add the stroopwafel pieces to the top layer of caramel.
Let the cake cool completely to room temperature before slicing and serving.
This is a delicious cake that will be the perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! It’s sure to disappear fast, and your guests will remember it as a unique twist on a holiday favorite.
Notes and Adaptations:
- Most grocery stores carry stroopwafels. You can also get them here on Amazon.
- No need to make your own caramel sauce (unless you just want to). You can use a jar from the store to save time.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 stroopwafels, divided
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 9x5" loaf pan generously with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together until smooth.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add vanilla extract and mix to combine.
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnnamon to the mixture. Mix on low speed, just until combined. Batter will be thick.
- Coarsely chop four stroopwafels and add the pieces to the batter, folding gently with a spatula or wooden spoon to combine.
- Add batter to prepared pan, smoothing it out evenly. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate or cutting board.
- Pour caramel sauce evenly over the top of the cake, letting it run down the sides.
- Coarsely chop remaining two stroopwafels and sprinkle the pieces over the caramel.
- Allow cake to cool completely before slicing and serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 509Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 135mgSodium 254mgCarbohydrates 69gFiber 1gSugar 44gProtein 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.