Incredible Sweet Maple Pouding-Chômeur Quebecois

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Nov. 25, 2018

This Incredible Sweet Maple Pouding-Chômeur Recipe is a Canadian Quebecois dessert treat! Translated it means unemployed cake or poor mans cake... but it is a decadent dessert that is anything but poor.


Unsalted butter 115 Gram , softened (125 mL / ½ cup)
Sugar 100 Gram (125 mL / ½ cup)
Unbleached all purpose flour 225 Gram (1 1/2 cups)
Baking powder 10 Milliliter (2 tsp)
Coarse salt 2 Milliliter (½ tsp)
Eggs 2
Pure vanilla extract 5 Milliliter (1 tsp)
Maple syrup 250 Milliliter (1 cup)
Cream 35% 250 Milliliter (1 cup)
Milk 180 Milliliter (3/4 cup)



1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).


2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

3. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

4. In a saucepan, bring maple syrup and cream to a gentle simmer.

5. To the creamed butter, add eggs, one at a time, and beat until mixture is smooth.

6. Beat in vanilla.

7. At low speed, slowly add dry ingredients alternating with milk.

8. Transfer the dough to a deep baking dish (aprox 2L / 8 cups).

9. Pour the hot syrup overtop.

10. Place the baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.


11. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6