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Pineapple Waffle Cake Sundae

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Yield Serves: 2
Valeria A. McClelland, 49, Johns Creek, Ga."I like pineapple upside-down cake, but my family doesn't, so I treat myself to this."


  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 475
  • fat 26 g
  • satfat 10 g
  • protein 7 g
  • carbohydrate 55 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • sodium 290 mg

How to Make It

  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.