Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

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I love Mexican Food! This is a tasty little side dish served at restaurants such as Chi Chi's, El Torito, and Chevy's Fresh Mex. This is more like a corn pudding, but I have known others to fry the dough into a pancake. Masa Harina, one of the ingredients, means corn flour. I have found it at major grocery chains or you can find it at a store that specializes in Hispanic foods. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch , and dinner.

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  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt
  • add   5 tablespoons cold water (may add more to reach consitency of cookie dough)
  • add   1/4 cup sugar
  • add   1/4 cup butter
  • add   3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • add   1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   1/2 cup masa harina
  • add   3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • add   2 tablespoons shortening
  • add   10 ounces frozen corn kernels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  2. Whip butter and shortening in a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  3. Add Masa harina slowly and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add water until cookie dough consistency and mix.
  5. Blend in corn kernels.
  6. Mix cornmeal, sugar, whipping cream, baking powder, and salt separately in a large bowl.
  7. Add masa harina mixture and mix until blended.
  8. Grease an 8x10 square pan and pour mixture into pan.
  9. Cover pan with foil and bake.
  10. Bake 40-50 minutes at 350 until it is consistency of custard.
  11. Allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  12. May serve with an ice cream scoop or cut into squares.
  13. You may use a food processor and add ingredients as specified above.