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Chocolate Waffles with Natural Pink Raspberry Frosting

Chocolate Waffle with Pink Raspberry Frosting

If there ever was a frosting destined for chocolate, this raspberry frosting is it.  Put it on chocolate waffles, chocolate pancakes, or chocolate cupcakes and you have a naturally delicious burst of pink colour and zingy berry flavour.  Chocolate waffles are especially nice because they can appear as either breakfast or dessert.  I made a double batch of Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles and froze them, per Aimee’s instructions, so that we could enjoy them any time.  Whether it’s a quick Valentine’s Day breakfast or a leisurely evening dessert, there’s a delicious option waiting in the freezer to enjoy.

Chocolate Waffles with Pink Raspberry Frosting

Achieving such a bright pink colour naturally–without food dye–brought me great delight.  Artificial food dye (especially the colour red) has been linked to all sorts of health issues.  I’m eager to avoid serving it to my family whenever possible–and it usually is.  One of the first recipes I posted here at Swirls and Spice was for Rainbow Swirl Cake naturally tinted with fruits and vegetables.  And now this pink frosting is another way to incorporate the beautiful colours that nature’s bounty supplies.

Natural Pink Frosting (made from raspberries)

Recipe for Natural Pink Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups icing sugar*
  • 1/3 cup vegan margarine or real butter, at room temperature

*To make your own icing sugar, take regular or raw sugar and grind it into powder with a coffee grinder or high-powered blender.

Directions:

  1. With hand mixer or stand mixer, beat margarine or butter and 1 cup icing sugar together.  Add raspberries and continue beating until smooth and creamy (seeds will still be present).  Beat in more icing sugar for a thicker frosting, if desired.
  2. Transfer frosting to a plastic bag (with a tiny bit of the corner cut off) or pastry bag with a piping tip.  Decorate waffles or cupcakes as desired.

Recipe for Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles

  This recipe is linked to Minimal Ingredient Mondays.  I also share recipes here.

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12 comments on “Chocolate Waffles with Natural Pink Raspberry Frosting

  1. We have a waffle maker and my husband’s crazy for waffles. I’ve never tried chocolate waffles and will definitely have to give this a go soon. Feb. is his birthday month so we try to celebrate all month long. Thanks for the breakfast inspiration!

  2. I have also been tempted to buy a waffle maker but I am afraid that once I get it I’ll overdose on waffles haha. But seriously these chocolate waffles look so tasty and cute. They definitely have that wow factor for occasions like valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing!

    • I have a waffle maker that is non-electric, so it doesn’t take up much space. My aunt got it for me so that I could take it back and forth to Asia. Obviously, we are a family of waffle lovers. :)
      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Oh…my…yum! This recipe sounds great!

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  5. I love that you made the frosting with no food coloring! I bet it’s delicious:)

  6. Love waffles but have never tried chocolate ones – looks delicious with the raspberry frosting! Love that there is no artificial food coloring too :)

    • You should try chocolate waffles–it’s almost like having brownies for breakfast, but they aren’t so over-the-top. I’ve never met a waffle I didn’t like, except for fake blueberry…

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