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el torito's sweet corn cakes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Martha Price
San Jose, CA

El Torito Mexican restaurant serves this popular casserole as a side dish with grilled chicken or meat. You can add less or more sugar to suit your own taste. Authentic and delicious!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For el torito's sweet corn cakes

  • 2 Tbsp
    lard (best not to substitute)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    cold water
  • 10 oz
    frozen corn kernels
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp

How To Make el torito's sweet corn cakes

  • 1
    Whip lard and butter with mixer and whip until butter softens. Continue whipping until mixture becomes fluffy and creamy. Add masa gradually and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Add water gradually, mixing thoroughly.
  • 2
    Place corn kernels in blender and blend until coarsely chopped. Stir into masa mixture.
  • 3
    Place cornmeal, sugar, whipping cream, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix quickly. Add butter/masa mixture. Mix just until blended.
  • 4
    Pour into buttered 8-inch square baking pan. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees 40 to 50 minutes or until corn cake has firm texture. Allow to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before cutting. Cut into squares or use a small ice cream scoop to portion servings.