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Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Cake

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  • Author: Miranda Couse
  • Yield: 7 waffles, about 10 servings 1x


Stacked up like a cake, delicious pumpkin waffles are layered with maple buttercream and topped with butter bourbon pecan glaze. A sweet brunch or fun dessert.


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  • 2 + 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground clove
  • 1 + 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 T. vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Maple Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 + 1/2 powdered sugar

Butter Pecan Glaze

  • See the recipe in the link above.


  1. Heat up your waffle maker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. Stir to combine.
  3. Separate the egg yolks and whites.
  4. Beat the egg whites on high until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  5. Add the buttermilk, egg yolks, melted butter, vanilla bean paste and pumpkin into the dry ingredients. Mix with the hand mixer until incorporated.
  6. Fold in the stiff egg whites. The mixture will be slighly lumpy.
  7. Scoop about ¾ to 1 cup of the batter into the waffle maker. I quickly spread my batter to the edges of the waffle maker before shutting it.
  8. Let the waffles cook until done. Mine took about 5 minutes to crisp up.
  9. I layed my waffles out on a piece of wax paper and did not stack them. This was so they didn’t get super soft.
  10. Let the waffles cool completely before stacking them and adding the maple buttercream.

Maple Buttercream

  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter and cream cheese. Mix on medium/high until smooth and combined.
  2. Add in the maple extract and powdered sugar. Mix on low until just combined. Turn the mixer to medium/high and beat for another minute until fluffy.
  3. Place in a disposable bag with a coupler.
  4. Place a waffle on a cake stand. Pipe a nice layer of buttercream on the top of the waffle. Add another waffle. Repeat with the remaining waffles. I used 5 waffles all together.
  5. Place in the fridge to chill for about 1 – 2 hours.

Butter Pecan Glaze

  1. See the recipe in the link above.
  • Category: Dessert, Cake, Waffles
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