This recipe got a decent amount of attention on Twitch because not only it’s super delicious… it’s also super easy to make.
Pudding chômeur (direct translation – poor man’s pudding) is a French Canadian classic dessert our grand mothers used to make in the Spring when the maple trees are dripping down their delicious sap to make maple syrup. You can absolutely substitute the maple syrup for a more basic sugary syrup, if you don’t have any but, I don’t think you can call it “pudding chômeur” if you do that. Neitherless to say, it will come out delicious for sure and I really hope you get to try this.
Are you a sugar bug? …because if you are, this recipe is for you!
Got hyperactive kids at home? …this might be the last thing you should be feeding them XD
- For the cake:
- 1½ cup of all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ cup of butter (room temp)
- 1 cup of cane sugar
- 1 cup of milk
- For the sauce:
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of hot water
- ¼ cup of butter
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
- - Pre-heat your oven at 325F. Get yourself a 9x9 oven friendly dish... I love my creuset dish for this job.
- - In a mixing bowl, start by making the cake part. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth and slowly add the flour and milk alternatively until your get a smooth batter. Reserve.
- - To make the sauce, put all the ingredients in a sauce pan and heat it up on medium high heat (don't stop looking at it because sugar as the tendency of overflowing). Bring it to a boil and, while stirring a bit, let boil for 2-3minutes.
- - Transfer your cake batter at the bottom of the 9x9 dish and smooth the top, pushing the batter in every corner to make sure it's equally spread out.
- - Drop the sauce on top of the cake and use a spatula to slow down the liquid to its drops on the cake without making a big hole.
- - Carefully transfer your dish in the oven (I suggest you put a baking pan under because it might overflow) and bake for 45 minutes. Wait until it's a bit cooled down (but not too much) to enjoy!