A classic French-Canadian sweet. Along with rice pudding and gelatin, this is one of the most commonly offered desserts in diners. Contrary to the usual recipe, this one uses milk for a more cake-like texture.

Burgz

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Sift the flour and baking powder together in a small bowl. Beat the egg, sugar, and 1/4 cup margarine together in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the egg mixture, stirring just to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared dish.

  • Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan; stir the brown sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and vanilla extract into the water and return to a boil for 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the center is set, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

516 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 98.6g 32% DV; fat 12.7g 20% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 231.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
I really enjoyed this recipe. As a Quebecer I must say it was authentic. Simple, tasty, quick and it reminds me of home Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2019
Was good. Read More
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
I really enjoyed this recipe. As a Quebecer I must say it was authentic. Simple, tasty, quick and it reminds me of home Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
great version of the original, I've also made it substituting a part of the sugar sauce with maple syrup for a real sprecial treat! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2009
AWESOME recipe!! Only downfall is that it doesnt taste nearly as yummy the next day. I changed mine a little. Like any cake recipe I creamed the butter and sugar first and then added the egg. I then added 2 tsp vanilla extract. I also added 3 tsp ground cinnamon to the flour mixture which gave it great flavor. I decreased the brown sugar to 1 3/4 and still found the sauce a bit sweet. I added extra vanilla to the brown sugar sauce too. I might try adding apples next time. Over all great recipe but must finish entire thing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
Really easy and fast recipe. I used unsalted butter instead of margarine as it is healthier. Comes out really rich but according to my brother who is the one who was really craving pudding chomeur it is less rich than the one made with maple syrup he had at a restaurant. The cake part was not quite as good and gewy as the one he had at the restaurant but still very moist and syrupy on the bottom. His sweet tooth was nicely satisfied so was the sweet tooth of everyone else at the gathering! Great quick recipe thanks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
I am so impressed with how great this dish came out considering the few simple ingredients. I did add an equal amount of maple extract since I read that the traditional version of the recipe actually uses maple syrup! Two thumbs up, this is definitely going in my recipe book! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2011
This recipe was my very first time making a French-Canadian dessert. Very nice simple dessert. Took the advice of another and added some cinnamon and add'l vanilla to the cake batter and decreased the amount of brown sugar in the syrup to 1 3/4 cups and it was just right. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Thanks for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
Excellent! Just like we had in Quebec. I divided the batter & liquid in two and made half in my crockpot cooked on high for 2 hours. Turned out wonderfully both ways! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
Délicieux!!!! Serve with vanilla ice cream. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2011
Good recipe. I liked the batter but the sauce was too sugary for me. Although if I was to make it again I think I would add some cinnamon to the batter. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2019
Was good. Read More
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