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Pineapple Waffle Cake Sundae

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

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

All You OCTOBER 2013

  • Yield: Serves: 2
  • Cook time: 5 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.13


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 475
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated fat: 10g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Sodium: 290mg

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Pineapple Waffle Cake Sundae Recipe