Pouding Chomeur ( Poor Man's Pudding ) With Maple Syrup Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 37 mins

This recipe is to die for! A classic French Canadian desert loved by many.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar till the mix is light.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
  4. In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  5. Alternate flour mix and milk to the butter mix.
  6. Pour into a 13 inch by 9 inch greased pan.
  8. In a large casserole, bring to boil the syrup, brown sugar, cream and butter and constantly stir.
  9. Reduce heat and and gently cook 2 minutes or till sauce has reduced a little bit.
  10. Pour sauce gently over cake.
  11. Bake at 325°f (160°c) about 35 minutes or till cake is light brown and when toothpick inserted comes out clean.


Most Helpful

This was delicious, very very sweet. I didn't have 35% cream (heavy whipping cream) so instead I used half-n-half, which I think is about 12% cream. Still, quite rich. The maple syrup caramel sauce sinks to the bottom to create a warm, oozy puddle of goodness at the bottom. Would be absolutely lovely in individual ramekins.

Susiecat too September 24, 2007

This recipe is fantastic. I found the exact one in French with many reviews, and some reviewers mentioned the original published recipe (magazine) stated it should be cooked at 350 degrees, not 325. Which I did, came out perfect after exactly 35 mins.

tara17 December 19, 2013

I made this for my French class and everyone loved it. Thanks!

EPC June 04, 2009

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