Maple Pudding Cake – Effortless Easter Dessert

by Michelle

Maple Pudding Cake is my spin on the classic French Canadian Pouding Chomeur, which is a type of cake that originated in Quebec and is traditionally made with a maple syrup-based sauce. Originating in Quebec, Canada, Pouding Chomeur is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. Translated to “unemployment pudding,” this sweet treat was originally created as a cheap and easy dessert during tough economic times. It’s no longer considered cheap due to the cup of maple syrup required for the sauce but it is easy.

The original Pouding Chomeur recipe can be a bit time-consuming. My version is quick and easy to make. Whenever I’m preparing a holiday meal, I prefer to focus on the vegetable sides and protein portion of the meal rather than an elaborate dessert. This recipe is a corker!

Maple Pudding Cake is the perfect dessert to serve this Easter, if you’re looking for something sweet, quick and easy.

Maple Pudding Cake is a comforting dessert that is perfect for Easter or any occasion. It has a rich and sweet flavor that will satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to push it over the top!

This recipe is perfect for those who want to make a delicious dessert without spending too much time in the kitchen.

It’s quick, easy, and made with simple ingredients that are easy to find. Whether you’re hosting a large family gathering or a small get-together, this Maple Pudding Cake is a crowd-pleaser. Give it a try this Easter and enjoy the sweet and comforting taste of this classic dessert.

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Maple Pudding Cake

Rating: 3.1/5
( 22 voted )
Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


1 cup flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup maple syrup


  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl
  2. Stir milk and melted butter together in a separate bowl then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Stir by hand until well mixed.
  4. Place batter in a round 8 inch baking dish
  5. Place cream and maple syrup in a small sauce pan over medium high heat and bring to just before a boil.
  6. Gently pour hot liquid over cake batter.
  7. Place baking dish on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Place cake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted into just the cake comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool then serve  on individual plates.


THE LOVE: Be sure to place the baking dish on a baking sheet to catch any of the maple sauce that might bubble over.