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This Canada Day, I’m caking a Canadian cuisine classic - poutine! Other countries might think we’re weird, but that greasy, melty combo of fries, gravy, and cheese curds is divine! And they have to be the squeaky fresh cheese curds. The squeakier, the better.

I’m making a Poutine Cake for Canada Day with a chocolate cake base, white modeling chocolate cheese, sugar cookie french fries, and a maple caramel gravy. If poutine is our national dish, then I nominate Poutine Cake as our national dessert! Watch me make my Poutine Cake in a holiday weekend showdown with my Apple Pie Cake

 

 

Where Do I Buy My Ingredients & Tools??

If only there was a truck for caking materials! I think it might be more popular than the chip truck and the ice cream truck combined. Okay, maybe not, but a girl can dream! Until that day, I've organized all of my ingredients and tools right here


Baking Your Chocolate Cake Base!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

2 lbs Yo’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake - find my recipe here

9” Round Disposable Cake Pan


Prepare your batter, and pour into your disposable 9” cake pan. I found a cute one that I thought looked like the kind of fast food container you would get from an old fashioned chip truck. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


Cool your chocolate cake completely. It will likely have a small hump, so carve away the excess with a small serrated knife.

 

      


Making Maple Caramel Gravy!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

1 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar

3 Tablespoons water

½ cup unsalted butter, cold

¼ cup whipping cream

3T pure Maple Syrup

1 Teaspoon of Cocoa Powder

Heavy duty pot with lid

Heatproof bowl

Wooden spoon

Pastry brush

Sieve

Oven mitts



 

Follow the directions in my Fall Harvest Cake blog to make your sticky, sweet maple caramel. I wanted my caramel to look a little bit darker brown to mimic poutine gravy. After your butter has melted and you’ve stirred the butter into the caramel, add your cocoa. Stir until it’s fully incorporated.


Baking French Fry Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

1 cup butter, room temperature


1 cup sugar


1/8 teaspoon Wilton Ivory Icing Color

1 egg


2 ½ cups flour


1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Wilton Golden Rod Color Dust

Wilton Brown Color Dust

Rubber spatula

Baking tray

Non stick baking mat

Parchment paper

Rolling pin

Chefs Knife

Paring knife

Baking Trays lined with Parchment Paper or Non Stick Silicon Mats

Wilton Decorating Brush Set


Follow the process I use to make my Sugar Cookie French Fries as outlined in my Burger Cake blog. Make sure to give them a good dusting with your luster dusts to make them look good and crispy.

 

      


Creating Your Modelling Chocolate Cheese Curds!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

6 oz White Chocolate (you can use candy melts)

¼ Cup Clear Corn Syrup


Make your modeling chocolate according to my recipe here, and form into little imperfect balls to look like cheese curds. Put into the fridge to set.

 


Assembling Your Poutine Cake!

Tools You Will Need:

1/4” dowel, to poke holes

Small Offset Spatula


Poke holes all over your cake with a dowel, and then pour some caramel in a layer over your cake. This allows the caramel to seep into the cake, and makes sure that your cake won’t dry out if there are any gaps between your cheese curds and french fries. I highly recommend eating this cake the same day that you make it. How could you resist?

 

      


Pile your fries on top. Make sure they’re sticking out of your cake at every angle, and even break some in half to have them wedged between your perfect fries. Sprinkle on your cheese curds, and then pour on some maple caramel gravy. I applied my gravy with a spatula so that it was not too precise. Now repeat - more fries, a bit more cheese, a bit more gravy. This is Canada Day - we’ve got to celebrate in style!

 

      

 

Viola! We’ve got a Poutine Cake that could be right off a chip truck!