Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
From www.TopSecretRecipes.com Copy Cat Recipe. Here's another...My Daughter loves this!! I have a feeling I'll be making this often:O)
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄3 cup masa harina
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 cups frozen corn, thawed
- 1⁄4 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.
- Add the masa harina and water to the butter and beat until well combined.
- Put defrosted corn into blender or food processor and with short pulses, coarsley chop the corn on low speed. You want to leave several whole pieces of corn.
- Stir the chopped corn into the butter and masa harina mixture. Add cornmeal to the mixture and combine.
- In another medium bowl, mix together the sugar, cream, salt, and baking powder. When the ingredients are well blended (NOTE: It turns out much better if you blend till it's thick & creamy), pour the mixture into the other bowl and stir everything together BY HAND.
- Pour corn batter into an ungreased "8x8" baking pan. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place this pan into a "9x13" pan filled 1/3 of the way up with hot water. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the corn cake is cooked through. When the corn cake is done, remove the small pan from the larger pan and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
- To serve, scoop out each portion with an ice cream scoop or rounded spoon(NOTE: 1/4 or 1/3 measuring cup works great, press "cake" in cup to form before placing on plate) .
Excellent recipe. I was a little worried after mixing that the texture would be poor, but after baking it came out almost exactly like the sweet corn cake at El Torito. I had to make some substitutions and it still came out well. I finely ground cornmeal to replace the masa harina, used milk instead of cream and canned corn instead of frozen corn. I would recommend it for any Mexican-food meal.
So, the flavor was perfect, but mine had butter literally pooling around the scoops of corn cake... I am going to try it again, but maybe cooking it longer? Thank you for a great tasting recipe!
Spoonable cornbread! Very smooth and sweet, so yummy!