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Sweet Corn Cakes

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  • Brief Description

    Reminiscent of sweet corn cakes served in local Mexican restaurants; texture is like spoon bread.

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  • Category:  Quick Breads

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  15 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  60 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

  • Source:

    adapted from all recipes

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  • Notes:

    If you do not have masa harina, mix 1/3 cup of flour with 1 tablespoon of cornmeal to replace the 1/3 cup of masa harina. Use creamed corn instead of whole kernel corn, if desired, but then eliminate 1/4 cup of water.

  • Posted By:  mcarr

  • Posted On:  Feb 23, 2016

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Number of Servings:


  1. 1/2 cups - butter softened
  2. 1/3 cups - masa harina (corn flour - in Mexican section)
  3. 1/4 cups - water
  4. 1 1/2 cups - whole-kernel corn if frozen, thaw, or use canned or fresh
  5. 1/4 cups - cornmeal
  6. 1/3 cups - sugar
  7. 2 tablespoons - heavy whipping cream OR milk, if desired
  8. 1/4 teaspoons - salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoons - baking powder


1. In a medium bowl, beat butter until it is creamy. Add masa harina, cream and water; beat until well mixed.

2. Stir corn into the butter mixture (if desired, can process corn in blender or food processor, but leave chunky still).

3. Add cornmeal, sugar, cream, salt and baking powder to corn flour mixture and stir well to combine. Pour batter into an ungreased 8-x-8-inch baking pan; smooth batter and cover with aluminum foil.

4. Place pan into a 9-x-13-inch baking pan that is filled one-third of the way with water.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes. (Use an ice cream scoop or large serving spoon for easy removal from pan).


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