Pineapple Waffle Cake Sundae

Pineapple Waffle Cake Sundae Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Valeria A. McClelland, 49, Johns Creek, Ga.

"I like pineapple upside-down cake, but my family doesn't, so I treat myself to this."


Serves: 2

Cost per Serving:


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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 475
Fat 26 g
Satfat 10 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrate 55 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 290 mg


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
1 cup canned pineapple chunks (in juice), drained
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon dark rum
2 frozen waffles, toasted and quartered
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped, toasted
2 maraschino cherries, optional


1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and pineapple and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar has melted and pineapple is coated, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and rum.

2. Place 4 waffle quarters in each of 2 serving bowls. Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each bowl; spoon pineapple mixture on top. Sprinkle with pecans, top with a cherry, if desired, and serve immediately.