Pouding Chômeur

This is a popular recipe where I’m from (Montreal, Quebec). It means the pouding of the poor. I haven’t made it in years but my good friend Annick who’s also French Canadian was coming over for dinner so I had to make something with maple syrup!FullSizeRender 2

Pouding Chômeur
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Quebecois
  • Sponge Cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of milk slightly warm
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 cup of gf flour
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of xantum gum
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla
  • Maple Syrup Mixture
  • 1 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of coconut fat or 1 cup of 35% cream
  1. Preheat the oven at 350F.
  2. Grease a 9" X 13" pyrex with butter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the gf flour, xantum gum, salt and baking powder, set aside.
  4. In a medium size bowl, beat the eggs and add the sugar slowly. Once the sugar is all incorporated add the flour mix alternating with the milk. Then add the butter and vanilla.
  5. Poor the sponge cake mixture in the pyrex container that's been greased.
  6. Mix the maple syrup and the coconut fat (or 35% cream) together and poor slowly over the mix.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.


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