Covid Creativity: 12Jul2021

by Katie Ditschun

Poutine Cake

Every time my dad visits, he likes to indulge a little with an order of poutine – because it’s just not the same in south-western Ontario. 

I was inspired by a couple things to create this cake:

1) I found an awesome t-shirt with a vintage-like graphic of poutine; and

2) I saw a poutine cake like this posted on “Ronna’s Cakebook” page on Facebook.

So, when my dad was finally able to visit, we had a special theme day for him complete with the poutine t-shirt as a gift, a poutine for lunch, and a surprise “poutine” cake dessert after dinner.

Do you know someone who loves poutine? The mix of flavours was great, although quite sweet and rich. This cake is fun and easy to decorate because messy looks good! I’d say give it a try!

The cake:

·      Yellow Cake (yup, just a boxed cake mix because I felt lazy) 

·      Iced with Buttercream Icing

·      Marshmallow Fluff as the centre filling

·      “French Fries” are a Pound Cake cut and browned in butter (the Pound Cake was scrumptious! Recipe:

·      “Cheese Curds” are Buttercream Icing (same as above because coincidentally the colour is curd-like!) piped into oddly shaped blobs onto parchment paper, then refrigerated to keep their shape to make it easier to place them on the “fries”

·      Caramel Sundae topping is the “Gravy”

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  1. That is a great cake! I’ll have to make it when my grandsons are old enough to really appreciate poutine! I love the whole poutine-themed evening – so much fun!


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