Pouding chomeur is a classic Quebec dessert that translates as 'Poor man's pudding'. A syrup is poured on top of the cake mixture before baking and it turns into a delicious sauce that gathers at the bottom of the dish.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

  • Mix brown sugar, water, and 2 teaspoons butter together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until syrup has thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Beat 2 teaspoons butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Gradually add white sugar until incorporated; beat in egg. Gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with milk, until batter is smooth; stir in vanilla extract. Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan; pour in the syrup on top of the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is set and syrup has soaked to the bottom, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; 4 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 198 mg sodium. 86.9 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition