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Maple Pudding Cake

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Yesterday I was looking for a dessert to sever with my roasted apple sauce (It is also in Wren Bay). I love those pudding cakes where you make the batter and then pour the boiling water over them. The cake floats to the top and makes a sauce below. Well I found a maple version and it sounded perfect. I posted a link to the recipe on my facebook wall but when I went to make it I could see they were making the recipe wayyyyy harder than it needs to be. Sighhhh, I hate it when they do that. So I promised everyone on FB I would rewrite a simpler, healthier version of the cake. I figured I might as well share it with all of you. By the way I served the cake with the apple sauce and a dollop of greek yogurt on top. It was heaven xoxo


Maple Pudding Cake


1 ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose white flour (lately I have been replacing 1/2 cup of flour w/ oat flour)

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

¼ cup butter, half a stick

½ cup rapadura (which is a less refined sugar w/ a strong molasses taste) or brown sugar

½ cup buttermilk*



1 ½ cups water

½ cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

Pinch of salt


Pre-heat oven 350˚F

In a sauce pan heat water, syrup, vanilla and salt to a boil, then set pan aside.

While water/syrup is heating, cream butter and rapadura togther in a mixer. Add flour, baking soda and salt to butter and mix together. Lastley add buttermilk. You should have a thick batter. Butter an 9x12  baking dish (or cake pan). Spread batter on bottom of the pan. Pour hot water/syrup over the batter and set in oven for 30-40 minutes, until the cake when inserted with a skewer comes out clean.

Let cake sit 5 minutes before serving.

 *Cooking Trick

I was out of buttermilk and like to use a whole fat buttermilk. So I used heavy cream w/ a tsp. of cider vinegar. It worked great



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have it in the oven now, thanks:)

Children of Eve

I am printing this to make now!


I don't think I've ever made a pudding cake. Maybe this evening.


Oh, that sounds so good! Definitely adding it to my list of things to make.


sounds yummylicious! have a great weekend!!! Hugs,Mica


This looks wonderful Clarice -- thanks for sharing your recipe!

Gumbo Lily

This is the type of pudding cake I love.
Thanks for your version of this recipe.



Oh, this sounds AMAZING! I must definitely try this sometime. Thank you, Clarice! :) Theresa

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