Cherry Cheesecake Sour Cream Waffles

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There is one way, and one way only, to eat waffles. I’m convinced of this.

Really, the only thing you need besides butter and maple syrup is a big glass of ice cold milk. Am I the only one who has to have that with a crispy, still-warm-from-the-iron waffle?

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Maybe it’s because that’s how I always had them when I was growing up. Maybe it’s the mix of the hot waffle with the cold milk. I don’t know why it is – I just know that’s how it has to be.

And even though my normal waffle topping of choice is usually pretty simple (butter, maple syrup, maybe some homemade jam), these cherry cheesecake waffles sure were a fun way to change it up a bit. The cherry topping adds some fruit and sweetness to the perfectly crisp sour cream waffle, and the cheesecake mix gives just enough tang to keep it from being too sweet.

But yeah, I know what you’re thinking.

Dessert? Sure! Breakfast? Of course. Lunch? Even better. These waffles can stand in for any meal you want.

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Cherry Cheesecake Sour Cream Waffles

Dessert or breakfast - it's your choice! These waffles make a great base for any of your favorite toppings, whether you like sweet or savory. Make a big batch and throw any extras in the freezer for later.


Sour Cream Waffles

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup canola or safflower oil

Cherry Sauce

Dreamy Cream Cheese Topping


Sour Cream Waffles

  1. Stir dry ingredients together until well blended.
  2. Separate eggs and whisk yolks with sour cream and oil. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir together until flour is just moistened.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and carefully fold into batter. S
  4. Spoon about 1/2 cup of batter onto a greased, hot, waffle iron and cook 4-6 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve immediately topped with Cherry Sauce and a dollop of Dreamy Cream Cheese Topping.

Cherry Sauce

  1. Measure juice and add enough water to make one cup of liquid.
  2. Blend cherry juice and water with cornstarch, salt and sugar and add this back to cherries. Cook  mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat add almond extract.

Dreamy Cream Cheese Topping

  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy. Drop by spoonful onto center of waffle and top with cherry sauce.

Recipe adapted from/updated from the original with Dixie Crystals Sugar

I have an ongoing partnership with Dixie Crystals.


  1. Those look so very good! I absolutely LOVE cherries and when combined with waffles, it’s even better!

  2. Oh wow!! These looking incredible! I love the cherries and I totally am with about the cold milk! It is so good with the hot off the iron waffles!

  3. These are so fun!! LOVE this flavour!

  4. Pinning these for a lovely Sunday morning!!

  5. These will be happening and soon!

  6. Holy yumm! Sour cream in waffles….sold. Cream cheese topping….double sold.

  7. Cheesecake AND waffles?? This is too good to be real!

  8. Holy moly! You’ve taken waffles and made them a hundred times more appetizing :) I love this!!

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