This is a happy birthday post to my dear sister ♥ What a wonderful day to celebrate birthday: International waffle day! I made her a delicious festive waffle cake with blueberry cardamom waffles, and lots of cream and berries.
My sister has lived in Germany for over 20 years and I really miss her. We are similar in some ways, but she has always been more outgoing. She has an amazing presence & charisma, and her smile is super gorgeous and contagious. She really lights up the room!
Her sense of humor is pretty wicked, which I didn’t appreciate so much when we were younger..I was always the serious one. But now I appreciate it and we have the best time together laughing until our stomach hurts.
That’s what we’re going to do in two weeks when I’m traveling to Munich. I can’t wait to spend time with my sister and her family ♥
About these delicious blueberry cardamom waffles!
The original waffle recipe is from Visit Sweden, which is pretty spot on for this post as my sister looks Swedish (blonde & beautiful). I tweaked the recipe a bit with two amazing flavors to make blueberry cardamom waffles.
We both love blueberries and cardamom, so it was an easy flavor choice.
The recipe contains two special ingredients besides blueberries and cardamom: vegan whipped cream and sparkling water. The whipped cream is folded into the batter to make it thick and fluffy. Then the other special ingredient – sparkling water – makes the waffles even fluffier with its air bubbles, which form in the batter.
If you love this flavor combo too, check out these berry + cardamom recipes on the blog:
Vegan white chocolate cardamom donuts with raspberry glaze
Blueberry cardamom waffles
- 1,5 cups flour
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp cold water or better yet: sparkling water (unflavored)
- 3 tbsp syrup (or any sweetener)
- 1/3 cups blueberries
- 2,5 cups whipped cream I use oat-based vegan Oat for whipping by Kaslink AITO. You can also use whipped soy cream, whipped coconut cream or any cream you want.
- Whip plant-based cream until fluffy and thick.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add sparkling water (or cold water), syrup and berries.
- Fold in whipped cream until the batter is like thick cream.
- Warm the waffle iron and bake waffles with oil / butter. I baked these in the second highest heat (my waffle iron heat scale goes up to 7).
- Place baked waffles in a grid and let them cool a bit before assembling the cake.
- Decorate each layer of the cake with cream and berries. Enjoy!