Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mexican Sweet Corn Cake

Today I am sharing an awesome tried & true recipe, a favorite side dish for any Mexican meal, Sweet Corn Cake! Just like the sweet corn side dish served at your favorite Mexican Restaurants!  

I found this wonderful recipe on (recipe submitted by Lee Ann Clarke). With over 500 reviews and a 4 1/2 star rating (I give it 5 stars!!), this is exactly what I've been looking for to replicate my favorite side from my favorite Mexican restaurants. 
"The masa harina combines with sugar, butter, and cream to create a luscious pudding cake with the consistency of spoon bread. This is a terrific side dish for any Mexican meal. It's also delicious spooned on top of chili." ~

I followed the recipe as directed, without any changes. It was perfect! I am so thrilled to finally have this one in my recipe box! I will be making this for more than just Mexican dinners, I plan on making it for our Easter dinner too. This wonderful side dish goes with so many meals.  

In the comments section on, reviewers stated over and over how this tasted just like the side dish served at Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito , Chi Chi's, and other Mexican restaurants - I agree!

Tip - if you are feeding a large crowd, more than 5 people, you will want to double this recipe. Be sure to read the comments section on for adaptations and tips.

Sweet Corn Cake

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup masa harina
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups corn frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Watch the step-by-step video on

Please head to for the full recipe and to print. Be sure to watch the helpful video too.  

Try this recipe alongside -  Easy Oven-Baked Fajitas, Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos, Awesome 3-Ingredient Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos.

Sharing this recipe at Weekend Potluck.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shelley Kuhn said...

love this stuff....we used to live in La Mesa, CA and visited El Torito a LOT!!!....and it's interesting when you go to print the recipe from all recipes..they give you the gram thanks for the "normal"

Anonymous said...

what is masa harina? I wanna make this tomorrow and not sure what it is

Anonymous said...

From what I can tell masa harina is a type of flour.

kat Smith said...

Corn flower

JackieG said...

Can you use something dairy free in place of heavy whipping cream? I love love love this stuff but don't eat dairy anymore. Hope there's a substitute.

Anonymous said...

You can get it at Wal-Mart....