Homemade Sweet Treats

We’re all for a bit of indulgent snacking now and again (and again), and when our electric sweet treat makers make it so easy to whip up a batch of golden waffles, crunchy sugar-dusted churros, and fluffy doughnuts or cupcakes, it’s hard to say no to anyone (including ourselves!).

Sweet Treat Machines

We love a bit of serious cooking at Lakeland, but life’s about balance, and sometimes you just want to have a bit more fun with your food and treat yourself and your family to something really scrummy. Step forward our treat makers! These couldn’t-be-easier-to-use machines create bite-sized snacks in minutes. They’re tried and tested just as much as our ‘proper’ cookware so you can be sure they work brilliantly – but we think they’re way more fun!

But when will I use one of those?

More often than you think! We hear all the time how our electric treat-making machines make fab gifts, and we couldn’t agree more. They might not be something you use every day, like a coffee maker or bread machine, but there are so many times you’ll be glad you’ve got a churro maker or waffle machine in the back of the cupboard. Sweet snacks whenever you like – how good is that?

Fancy a teatime treat? Get the cupcake maker out. Having a movie night with the kids… make doughnuts. Woken up ravenous? Let’s have a round of little waffles for brunch. And there’s always that soggy Sunday afternoon when you’re feeling snackish and you just need something to do. You can even involve the kids. They’ll still need help from a grown-up, but using our snack-making gadgetry is a bit less scary than the thought of them going near the oven, and they’ll have a great time helping out.

Our Machines

When your sweet tooth’s giving you a hankering for a fluffy doughnut or a stack of mini waffles drizzled in rich maple syrup (we’re not drooling, you are!), our treat-creating gadgets get the goodies ready double quick. Within minutes – not even 10! – you can be tucking in!

Our Mini Waffle Maker is perfect for if prefer sweet treats topped with syrup and berries (or our personal favourite, ice cream), or savoury waffles at breakfast, our Mini Waffle Maker makes it easy to serve up your favourite snacky treats in minutes. Creating one waffle at a time, it couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it in and the indicator light will let you know when the plates are hot enough to add your batter, then close it up and let it work its magic. The plates heat evenly so your waffles will be perfectly cooked with no soggy or burnt bits, and their non-stick Teflon coating means your waffles lift out easily, and makes the plates super-easy to clean when you’re done.

If convenience is what you’re after – eating even sooner? Yes please – then try a luxury dry mix that needs nothing more than a bit of oil and water adding. Our Belgian-Style Luxury Waffle Mix will be ready for your waffle maker in no time, and we’ve even got a mix that’s dairy-free and egg-free for anyone following a vegan diet. Golden waffles for everyone, hurrah!

Our Churro Maker – Churros. A seven-letter word that’s enough to make eyes widen and start tummies rumbling. If you love them as much as we do, the Electric Churro Maker is just what you need to create those warm, sugary strands of heavenly dough. Designed with non-stick hot plates to ensure thorough cooking and easy removal, the machine creates four churros in just a few minutes. Once you’ve plugged in your machine (a temperature indicator light tells you when it’s ready), all you have to do is pour your batter into the individual grooves, close the lid, and leave the rest to the machine.

With recipes included for delicious inspiration, the Churro Maker provides a fun treat for all the family to enjoy straight from home. (Top tip: making hot, melted chocolate or a dulce de leche dip on the side, is a sure-fire way to win extra brownie points!)

Our Doughnut Machine cooks seven mini doughnuts in less than seven minutes. Freshly made doughnuts in a matter of minutes? Yes please! + they’re baked, rather than fried, so they’re that little bit healthier than shop-bought. And the treats are little mini bites, rather than great big portions! 

It’s great fun to use with the kids – just keep them safely away from the hotplates – and you can decorate the doughnuts with icing, melted chocolate, sprinkles and mini marshmallows once they’re cool to give them that professional finishing touch. And if you’re looking for a little inspiration, it comes with recipes for classic, apple cider, chocolate, banana bread, vegan, and funfetti doughnuts to get you started, together with instructions to make thick and thin vanilla, chocolate, lemon, peanut butter, Nutella, maple syrup and cinnamon glazes, and suggestions for toppings too.


When it comes to the finishing touches, the world’s your oyster, and you can be as good or devilish as you like. Waffles served with a scoop of ice cream are never a bad thing, but if you’re trying to eat well, load them up with strawberries and blueberries instead. You could even go savoury with bacon and maple syrup. And if you just want to grab the squirty cream and some sprinkles, go for it! We won’t judge (and may even have done it ourselves… ).

We can’t say no to a fresh churro (or four) dusted in sugar and cinnamon, and if there’s a bowl of melted chocolate or salted caramel sauce to dip them in, even better. And we love our cupcakes in vanilla or chocolate, with a generous swirl of frosting, a few sprinkles and maybe even a cherry on top. There’s not much better.

As for ring doughnuts… we’ll take them whether they’re sugar dusted, glazed or drizzled with chocolate, please. If you’re feeling fancy, add a little food colouring to icing, and dot on a few mini marshmallows, some chocolate chips or some Cake Angels posh toppers in white choc and raspberry or salted caramel brownie. Yum!

Then there’s just one more thing to do… get stuck in!