Monday, May 5, 2014

Sweet Corn Cake - Mexican Style

Happy Cinco De Mayo. Its a celebrated in US and in parts of Mexico on May 5th. In Memory of "The Day of the Battle of Puebla". Puebla its one state of Mexico But here in US that day all supermarkets have special sale on Mexican grocery and restaurants , especially Mexican, have celebration from 1 to 5 May. This dish is from one of the famous Mexican food chain in US.

I don't know about outside US but here we have very nice Mexican food joints and some of them serve really good and a lot of food. By far Mexican food is favorite among Indians because they can relate to Indian spices and taste and they offer variety of Vegetarian options so When ever we see more Indians going to any restaurant , it has to be nice, affordable and tasty food. One of them is Chevy's Fresh Mex. You will have lot of food with nice sides like salad, guacamole, salsa, rice and beans and this famous Sweet corn cake. Having spicy food and when you bite in to this sweet corn cake, you will find some relief from spiciness because its sweet and grainy and amazing. Now after kids we try to go to places where they can enjoy so missing out on this kind of loud noisy places but we been there so many times we remembered the dishes and taste by heart so to create those flavors at home is very easy. I made this with my enchiladas and we enjoyed this, had it for diner and used leftover for next day lunch also. I made it in muffin so its easy to eat. Traditionally they serve with ice cream scoop , so you can make it as a cake too and serve it with ice cream scoop. You can enjoy this with ice cream too.

Sorry guys, here is the little explanation of MASA HARINA - Masa means flour in spanish, made from corn and its dried and powdered version called Harina, sometimes on label it's called MASECA.

Hope this helps.

Ingredients :

1/4 cup soften butter
1/3 cup masa harina ( I get it from my local grocery store )
1/4 cup corn meal
1/4 tsp. of salt
1/2 chopped Jalapenos (optional) I like that surprising spiciness in it
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup cream of corn can ( I used the can so didn't added additional sugar but if you don't use this , add 1/3 cup sugar and use one and half cup frozen corns and water as needed)


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Combine everything in bowl and mix it till there is no lumps in it.
If you are using metal muffins dish or cake bowl, grease it.
Pour it in muffin dish till its 3/4 full.
Put it in the oven and bake it for 20-25 minutes or toothpick comes out clean.
I made from  this mixture 10 muffins. You can spread the whole mixture in baking dish and bake it as cake too.
when its done, take it out from oven , and leave it outside for 2 -3 minutes.
Take it out  and serve it along with your Mexican diner or have it as dessert with ice cream. I had it with my Enchiladas  ,  guacamole, side of salad.

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  1. I have some makki ka atta with me, i m so tempted to try this!! Looks very tasty, something that i would like..

  2. Wow this is really an interesting cake..tempting one...

  3. wow..interesting !! new to me.,.loved the colour.

  4. Masa hasina is something I've never heard of before but that does not stop me from admiring these loveable corn cakes.

    1. I updated my post with info about Masa Harina, check it out

  5. Masa hasina is totally new to me.. so interesting recipe.. cake looks yum!

  6. Never heard of masa hasina... Completely new dish

  7. I've actually never had this before, Looks good...

  8. that color,cute ones :)

  9. New dish to me but seems very yummy dish. Looks like savoury muffins. Tasty dish.

  10. I agree with's a different recipe....if only I could know what is masa harina!...well done!

    1. I updated my post , check it out now. hope it will clean your doubts about masa harina.

  11. Perfect!!! Very well explained too. Yumm

  12. Love this corn cake ..My huss is a great fan of it ...Will make it sometime for sure .

  13. Delicious sweet corn cake Linsy love it great recipe for cinco de mayo. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  14. New the yellow color...

  15. Interesting recipe....looks yummy :-)

  16. sweet corn cake- that too mexican vaat che ;)
    Superb recipe:)

  17. Very diferent cake, looks fabulous for cinco de mayo.

  18. Feliz cinco de mayo! #Recipeoftheweek

  19. THanks for linking it to favourite recipes event linsy

  20. Interesting.luks só cute n tempting,

  21. Nice space you have here! Thanks for visiting :)

  22. Wow dear this looks yumm.. Interesting recipe..

  23. Wow dear this looks yumm.. Interesting recipe..

  24. I love your Mexican Style Sweet Corn Cake! Thanks so much for joining our Foods of The World Tour to Mexico, hope you will join in France next month.
    See You Soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Sounds delicious and it's a shame we don't have a similar fiesta here in the UK!

  26. I'll have to go on a search for Masa harina here in the UK. I love that it can be served with such different dishes. Thanks for linking up.


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