I just made the most delightful Keto Pumpkin Cake Chaffle with Cream Cheese Frosting!! I served this keto pumpkin cake on the tiniest little cake plate too! How adorable is that??
We made it from the original Keto Pumpkin chaffle recipe we created yesterday. I’m on a pumpkin kick and can’t wait for the cooler weather to hit here in Texas! For some reason, if I make pumpkin recipes, I feel we are getting closer to that cooler weather. lol!
Here are the little mini cake plates we used:
PUMPKIN CAKE CHAFFLE INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs pumpkin (solid packed with no sugar added)
Optional Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
2 tbs cream cheese, softened and room temperature
2 tbs monkfruit confectioners blend (or any of your favorite keto-friendly sweetener)
1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
PUMPKIN CAKE CHAFFLE INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat the mini waffle maker.
In a small bowl, whip the egg.
Add the cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and the pumpkin.
Add 1/2 of the mixture to the mini waffle maker and cook it for at least 3 to 4 minutes until it’s golden brown.
While the chaffle is cooking, add all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix it until it’s smooth and creamy. If you want a buttery taste to this frosting, you can also add a tbs of real butter that’s been softened at room temperature.
Add the cream cheese frosting to the hot chaffle and serve it immediately.
Nutrition Label for the Pumpkin Chaffle Recipe
This nutrition label is for the pumpkin chaffle only. It does not include the frosting.
Here are a few photos we took of our pumpkin cake chaffle!
Most Common Questions About Chaffle Recipes
What is a chaffle?
A chaffle is a cheese waffle. It’s made with cheese as the base of the recipe instead of flour or nut flour.
Why is it called a chaffle?
It’s called a chaffle because… cheese + waffles = Chaffles! It’s just a clever name that someone in the keto community invented. Pretty cute, huh?!!
What do you do with the leftover pumpkin?
That’s easy, you make more pumpkin recipes! We have a few good keto pumpkin recipes you can make!
What kitchen gadget do you use to make chaffles?
I love my little Dash Mini Waffle maker and I use it all the time. You can use a full-size waffle maker, just be sure you double the recipe in most cases.
Can you freeze chaffles?
Yes, they freeze well! Just be sure to wrap them tightly in an airtight container to keep them fresh longer. You can freeze them for up to a month. I haven’t tested any longer than that.
Can you make chaffles for the whole week at one time?
You can also prep ahead of time and make fresh chaffles for the week. They will stay fresh as long as you keep them refrigerated. To reheat them, simply pop them in the microwave or air fryer to heat them up. The air fryer tends to get them nice and crispy if that’s what you are going for!
Why did my chaffle stick to the grill and make a sticky mess?
I find this happens when you don’t cook your chaffle long enough in the griddle. If you lift it or try to remove it before it’s done, the dough is not cooked all the way through and it leaves the dough sticking on the outside only separating when you open the griddle. I find it’s best to cook most of the chaffle recipes for a minimum of 3 to 4 minutes. If it’s a simple dough with cream cheese, egg, and cheese, you can get away with maybe 3 minutes as a minimum. In some cases, if you have chicken or tuna in a recipe, you may need to cook it even longer. Cook time for protein-based chaffles can be anywhere from 4 to 7 minutes depending on the recipe.
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbs pumpkin solid packed with no sugar added
- Optional Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 2 tbs cream cheese softened and room temperature
- 2 tbs monkfruit confectioners blend or any of your favorite keto-friendly sweetener
- 1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
- Preheat the mini waffle maker.
- In a small bowl, whip the egg.
- Add the cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and the pumpkin.
- Mix well.
- Add 1/2 of the mixture to the mini waffle maker and cook it for at least 3 to 4 minutes until it's golden brown.
- While the chaffle is cooking, add all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix it until it's smooth and creamy.
- Add the cream cheese frosting to the hot chaffle and serve it immediately.