Valentine’s Red Velvet Mickey Waffles

Happy Valentine’s Day! Try these red velvet waffles at home for a special treat for your honey or your little ones... Minnie Mouse loved them. My husband said he preferred the Buttermilk Waffles from the waffle maker review but he still enjoyed the chocolate cream cheese drizzle.

If you're not super familiar with red velvet check out my post about red velvet cupcakes and the Grey Stuff cupcake for information on how you get that bright red, velvety texture and an explanation for why in the world you need vinegar in waffles! It's science, folks...

Red Velvet Waffles


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring


  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (room temp)
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened (room temp)
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  • Whip the cream cheese and butter together in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth. Carefully beat in the confectioners' sugar and cocoa then add the vanilla and milk. Beat until the glaze is smooth. Set aside.
  • Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a large bowl. Beat the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and vinegar together in separate medium bowl until smooth, then stir in the red food coloring. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturers' instructions and carefully poor batter into cavity based on needs of your machine. Close and cook until the waffle is deep red and crisp on the outside, about 3 minutes (steam will have escaped when it is nice and crispy!).
  • Repeat with the remaining waffle batter. Serve each waffle drizzled with the cream cheese glaze.


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