Pouding Chomeur / Poor Man's Pudding


This is a traditional french-Canadian dessert that was made during the depression era… the ingredients are simple and were cheap and it is one of those staple desserts in french-canadian homes…

(yes… it is full of sugar… but OH so good)


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter

In a bowl sift flour and baking powder together… in another bowl, cream butter and sugar and add vanilla… then slowly add the milk and flour in alternating 1/4 cup increments until all together and smooth… spread in a buttered baking dish…

for the sauce… in a sauce pan, mix all the sauce ingredients together and bring to a boil… boil for a few seconds and then pour over the cake batter (do not mix)

bake in a 325 preheated oven for 45 min


Pouding Chomeur / Poor Man's Pudding