Cornbread Pudding Cake (Tomalito)

"Yummy! This is very close to what you get at Chevy's or Chi-Chi's. This is like a very moist cornbread flecked with corn kernels. Comes together in a snap and makes a great side. Guaranteed kid pleaser! This dish should be served hot or warm, and reheats nicely in the microwave."
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Ready In:


  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) packet betty crocker cornbread mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn kernels
  • 12 cup plus 3 tbs. milk
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Drain the corn of almost all it's liquid (I leave about 2 tbsp). In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  • Pour batter into a greased 8x8 pan. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve hot or warm. Enjoy!

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  1. I can't believe I am the first to rate this fabulous recipe. I have tried numerous "corn pudding" type recipes trying to find the perfect taste and texture. This is it! It tastes so much like the sweet corn casserole side dish that Chi Chi's has. This was cheap and easy to throw together as well--nothing complicated. I followed the recipe exactly--no alterations. I rarely give 5 stars--because I reserve that for recipes I truly think are out-of-this world--and this is one of them. I served this as one of my sides with ribs this evening, and I also think it will be great as a Mexican side dish. We will make this often--thank you for sharing such a great, easy recipe. Hopefully many more positive reviews will follow!
  2. Cooking in the microwave is so much easier. About 4 minutes, stir half way.
  3. This is definitely the easiest Tomalito recipe out there. Good flavor, but a little dry. Next time, I'll cover it in the oven. Thanks for posting!
  4. I made this tonight to go with Recipe #63786 and we really liked it! I used to love Don Pablo's sweet corn cakes and this was a lot like them. I cut the sugar back to 2 Tbsp, but it was still a little too sweet for my taste. I think next time I'll do 1/2 or 1 Tbsp sugar and see how my tastebuds fare. :) Otherwise, I followed the super-easy instructions to a T and it came out great! Thanks for sharing such a yummy, easy recipe!
  5. I've made this a couple times now and it turned out really well. I love it as a side with enchildas! Thanks!


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