Total Time
1hr 2mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 47 mins

A classic French-Canadian sweet. "Chômeur" means un-employed; therefore, the dish bears its name because it is inexpensive. Along with rice pudding and jello, this is one of most commonly offered desserts in diners. WARNING: May cause sugar overdose. Contrary to the usual recipe, this one uses milk for a more cake-like texture. The original recipe also doesn't call for an egg, but my mother always made it with the egg.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder, set aside.
  3. In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and margarine.
  4. Incorporate flour, alternating with milk.
  5. Without spreading it, pour preperation into a greased 13"x9" pan.
  6. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan.
  7. Boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour over top of the dough.
  9. Bake 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Really yummy! An easy sweet dessert the whole family enjoyed. Made a half-recipe using a 9-inch square baking dish. Omitted the egg just cause I didn't feel like halving an egg. Like a regular pudding cake except with much more sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Spring 2009.

LonghornMama March 29, 2009

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