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The Papouski

(Chocolate, caramel and pecan cake)
Delicious source of love... for dad!
  • Preparation 20 minutes
  • Cooking 60 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 8-inch round cake
See ingredients
  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree (caramel flavour)

  • 150 g (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 225 g (1 cup) plant-based milk (or cow’s milk)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. caramel extract

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 225 g (1½ cups) spelt, wheat or pastry flour*

  • 50 g (½ cup) cacao powder

  • 100 g (1 cup) pecans

  • 100 g (½ cup) chocolate chips

  • 80 g (½ cup) Skor toffee bits

  • OPTIONAL: 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds.

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree (caramel flavour)

  • 150 g (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 225 g (1 cup) plant-based milk (or cow’s milk)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp. caramel extract

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 225 g (1½ cups) spelt, wheat or pastry flour*

  • 50 g (½ cup) cacao powder

  • 100 g (1 cup) pecans

  • 100 g (½ cup) chocolate chips

  • 80 g (½ cup) Skor toffee bits

  • OPTIONAL: 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds.

11 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Let’s get to it! Put the Madame Labriski date puree (the caramel one for extra flavour), applesauce, your choice of plant-based or cow’s milk and the egg in a bowl and stir thoroughly.

  • Now add the caramel extract, baking soda, baking powder and salt. MAGIC! Wait for that little bubbling effect and then mix again.

  • Gradually stir in the following ingredients: spelt, wheat or pastry flour*, cacao powder, pecans, chocolate chips, Skor toffee bits and chia seeds, if desired.
    *Great news! This recipe also works perfectly well with gluten-free flour. Get mixing!

  • Line your springform pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it… if not, everything will stick.

  • Spread the batter in the pan.

  • If you want to go all out and be fancy and really knock daddy’s socks off, you can create a design using pecans and chocolate chips.

  • Bake for about 60 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack.

  • While that’s in the oven, you can prepare the delicious coulis oozing with wholesomeness. (See the second section of ingredients)

  • To serve, cut the cake into slices and drizzle with coulis.

  • Mamma mia! Or should I say papa mia?! Can you smell the happiness?

History

There’s a distinct aroma of Father’s Day in the air. Have any ideas for an original recipe that’ll show your dad just how much you love him from the bottom of your heart? Come again? You can’t make up your mind between a decadent cake or a wholesome dessert chockablock with healthy ingredients? What if I told you that the Papouski is an amazing chocolate-caramel cake served with a scrumptious chocolate coulis oozing with wholesomeness? You’ve got to be kidding Madame Labriski, you didn’t go and do that? You bet I did! And as the saying goes, the way to man’s heart is through his stomach… so if you love your daddy, you can truly spoil him this Father’s Day, minus the refined sugar (shhhh!).  Hooray for date puree! YAHOOOO!

The Papouski and its coulis oozing with wholesomeness is an ode to love dedicated to dads the world over. It’s so good and so simple that you can even eat it for breakfast 100% guilt-free. What more could you ask for? There’s also a GLUTEN-FREE and DAIRY-FREE version of this recipe.

PAPOUSKI, PAPOUSKI, PAPOUSKI!

 

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

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Date puree - Caramel

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… a deliciously creamy caramel taste. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? A little caramel date puree in your yogurt?

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FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

The recipe calls for a plant-based beverage, can I use regular cow’s milk instead?

Yes, always.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.