Maple Dark Chocolate Cake

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8 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbles
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 8 oz dark (semi-bitter) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hot or cold coffee
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong flavour)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 2 packets of flavourless gelatine
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F).
  2. Mix butter with cookie crumbles and nuts. Press onto the bottom of a 20-cm (8-in) springform pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the cream on low heat until it steams.
  4. Remove from heat, add the chocolate and coffee and whisk until smooth. Cool and pour onto the cooled baked crust.
  5. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, or for about 3 hours.
  6. In a casserole, heat maple syrup with milk and cream until the mixture is steaming.
  7. Meanwhile, combine the gelatine with water until it swells and dissolve it in the hot milk.
  8. Cool to room temperature and pour onto the firm chocolate layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  9. To unmold the cake, run a knife along the edge of the cake. Decorate with maple syrup products (jelly, sprinkles, sugars, candy, etc.).

Energy: 422 cal
Carbohydrate: 47 g
Fats: 24 g
Excellent source of dietary fiber

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.