15 Amazing Corn Cake Recipes You’ll Love

Corn cakes come in all different shapes and sizes, from fluffy pancakes to flat and fried, but did you also know that not all corn cakes are made using the same recipes? 

Some corn cakes contain a variety of ingredients to others, making them taste completely different too! This means that corn cakes can go with a range of meals depending on what they contain. 

So, here are 15 unique corn cake recipes that will forever change the way you eat corn cake for the better! 

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Sweet Corn Cakes

To make a sweet dessert using corn cake, then you will need:

  • ½ cup of soft butter
  • ⅓ cup of masa harina
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 ½ cups of corn
  • ¼ cup of cornmeal
  • ⅓ cup of white sugar
  • 2 tbsp of heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of baking powder

To begin, you will need to beat the butter until it is creamy then mix in the masa harina and water, then add the corn and mix as well. In a separate bowl, mix together the cornmeal, sugar, cream, salt, and baking powder.

Then add the two bowls together and mix to make a batter. Pour the batter into an ungreased baking pan, then smooth and cover with aluminum foil. You will need to place the pan into a baking dish that is filled one third with water.

Bake in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 50 minutes. Then, when it is finished, allow the corn cake to cool before serving.

Crispy Corn Cakes

To make crispy corn cakes in no time at all, you will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of alt
  • ½ tsp of pepper
  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • 15 ounces of corn
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil

To start, mix the eggs, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder all together. Then add the flour and corn and whisk. Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet on a medium-high heat.

When the oil starts to sizzle, you should scoop out some of the corn mixture and flatten the scoop gently on the skillet. Try not to break the mixture apart, and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.

When one side is brown, flip it and brown the other. Use up all the mixture until you have a plate full of crispy corn cakes!

Mexican Corn Cakes

For a delicious Mexican take on corn cake, you will need:

  • 8 ears of husked white sweetcorn 
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tin of condensed milk
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of salt

Preheat your oven to 356 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, remove the kernels from the ears of sweet corn. Beat the butter in a large bowl until it is creamy and set aside.

In a blender, combine the sweetcorn, eggs, condensed milk and whole milk until the mixture is smooth. Add it to the butter and mix well. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into a cake tin and cook in the oven for 45 minutes until the cake is brown. Then, you will have a very sweet Mexican-style corn cake! 

Savory Corn Cakes

To make savory corn cakes that can be served as a side with dishes like chipotle, you will need: 

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp of ground chipotle
  • ½ 2 cups of corn kernels 
  • 1 cup of of sliced green onions

To start, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, sour cream, ground chipotle and egg together. Then, mix the two together until you have a smooth batter. Add in the corn and green onions. 

Using a skillet over a medium heat, heat up a little bit of oil and then pour ¼ cup of the batter into the skillet. This will cry into 1 corn cake in about three minutes, until air holes appear across the top.

Flip and cook on the other side, then remove from the heat and serve immediately while it is still hot. 

Thai-Style Corn Cakes

To make Thai inspired corn cakes, you will a lot of ingredients including:

  • 1 cup of gram flour
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn 
  • ½ of a green pepper (diced)
  • ½ of an onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 small piece of ginger (chopped)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of ground coriander 
  • ⅓ cup of water 
  • 1 tbsp of soy sauce

Add all of these ingredients (expect the water) into a large bowl and mix. Add small amounts of water and mix until a thick batter forms.

Then, heat up some oil in a frying pan on a medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of the batter at a time, pressing it until it forms a round shape.

Fry until it is brown on both sides then, remove from the heat and serve with some spicy sweet chilli sauce.

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Cheesy Corn Cakes

To make some delicious, cheesy corn cakes, you will need the following ingredients: 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 2 tbsp of chopped chives
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn kernels 
  • ⅞ cup of self-rising flour
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese

In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, eggs, and milk together to make a smooth batter. Then, stir in the sweetcorn, cheese, and chives.

Heat up some oil on a frying pan before adding one spoonful of batter per corn cake. Cook each side until they are golden brown, then remove them to serve with a salsa dip. 

Bacon Ricotta Corn Cakes

For the perfect breakfast meal that includes corn cakes, you will need:

  • 5 oz of sweetcorn kernels
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.8 oz of sugar 
  • 4.8 oz of plain flour
  • 5.3 oz of polenta 
  • 15 oz of ricotta cheese
  • 2 ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of salt 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 6 rashers of cooked and crumbled bacon 

In a blender, blend the sweetcorn, eggs, ricotta, and milk until it forms a mixture. Then, in a large bow, whisk together the flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pout in the wet mixture. Stir to combine, and then fold in the cooked and crumbled bacon.

Heat up a frying pan coated with butter and use one spoonful of the batter per corn cake. Cook both sides until they are golden brown, then serve warm for breakfast!

Salsa Corn Cakes

To make the perfect corn cakes to be served with salsa as a snack, then you will first need: 

  • 6 oz of cream cheese
  • ¼ cup of butter (melted)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of cornmeal
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 can of kernel corn
  • ½ cup of salsa (drained)
  • ¼ cup of minced green onions 

Beat the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until it is smooth, then add in the eggs and milk. Stir in the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Then finally, fold in the corn, salsa, and the green onions.

Once the mixture is complete, heat up a skillet until it is hot and pour batter into even cakes onto the skillet. Cook until both sides are golden brown, then serve your spicy corn cakes with either sour cream or salsa. 

Upside Down Apple Corn Cakes

To make this tasty dessert, you will need:

  • 2 cups of sweetcorn kernels 
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ cup of butter
  • ⅗ cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 4 cups of apples (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ cup of applesauce
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Before you start, you should preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil the corn for 5 minutes, then mix in a blender with the milk to make a puree. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with the ½ of the brown sugar.

Add the eggs and mix until you can add the corn puree. In another bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix. Then add the apples and applesauce, stir until it forms a mixture.

Pour this mixture in the cake tin, cover it with the puree and then bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes until the cake is piping hot. Then, it is ready to serve! 

Raspberry Corn Cakes

To make this sweet dessert cake, you will need:

  • 1 cup of fresh corn kernels 
  • 6 tbsp of butter (melted)
  • ⅓ cups of water
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups of granulated sugar 
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries 

Combine the corn, melted butter, water, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and the eggs into a blender and blend until smooth. Then add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl and stir with a whisk.

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined. Throw in the raspberries and fold into a batter.

Then, pour the batter into a cake pan and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour until the cake is piping hot, then serve with a sprinkle of sugar over the top. 

Toaster Corn Cakes

To make easy small corn cakes in your oven, you will need:

  • 1 ½ of all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 2 ¼ tsp of baking powder
  • ¾ tsp of salt
  • ⅓ cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup of milk
  • 8 tbsp of unsalted butter 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Mix your wet ingredients (milk and eggs) in a separate bowl. Then add the egg mixture and melted butter to the dry mixture, creating an even batter.

Fill a paper crumb cake cup with mixture and bake for 20 minutes until the edges are light brown. Then remove them from the oven and cool on a cooling rack. 

Cranberry Corn Cakes

To make delicious little muffin corn cakes, you will need: 

  • 5 oz of butter (softened)
  • ⅔ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup of cornmeal
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour 
  • 2 ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 1 ¼ cup of fresh cranberries 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and butter a muffin top pan. In a bowl, stir the butter, sugar, and salt until it becomes a creamy mixture.

Then, stir in the eggs one by one. Add the corn meal, flour, and baking powder into the bowl, then stir until the dry ingredients are half moist.

Add the milk and cranberries and stir. Fill each muffin top cup until they are almost full, then bake until golden around the edges (takes about 15 minutes). 

Spicy Corn Cakes

15 Amazing Corn Cake Recipes You’ll Love

To make spicy corn cakes for a delicious treat, you will need a lot of ingredients like:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of cornmeal
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp of paprika
  • 1 ½ cups of corn kernels
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (minced)
  • 3 scallions (chopped)
  • ¾ cup of whole milk
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil

Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Then add the corn kernels, jalapeno pepper, scallions, and milk.

Stir together to make a thick batter. Heat up the oil in a pan over a medium heat, then drop one ¼ cup portion of the batter into the pan to make one corn cake.

Cook the batter until it is light brown on both sides, then serve warm with some salsa or sour cream.

Honeyed Corn Cakes

If you are looking to make incredibly sweet corn cakes, then you will need:

  • ½ cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of polenta 
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp of butter (melted)
  • 3 tbsp of honey 
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup of buttermilk
  • ½ cup of sweetcorn kernels

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease around 12 cup muffin pans. In a bowl, whisk the flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder, and salt together.

In another bowl, add the melted butter to the honey, eggs, and buttermilk before mixing all together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, then fold in the corn kernels to make a batter.

Fill the prepared muffin cups until they are nearly full. Then bake for 15 minutes until they are golden and hot. Remember to let the muffins cool before serving with cream and honey.

Orange Corn Cake 

To make a delicious orange corn cake, you will need: 

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • ½ cup of dry white wine or orange juice
  • 1 ¼ cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 zest of orange (finely grated)
  • ½ cup of olive oil

Before you start baking, remember to preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and prepare a cake pan with oil and parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar, and wine/orange juice.

Then, add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Mix until all these ingredients create a batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle with some sugar, and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

Once the cake is baked, leave to cool and decorate with orange segments.  

Conclusion 

And that’s it! 15 amazing ways to make corn cakes, savory and sweet, for breakfast and dessert. Which one is your favorite? 

Kathryn Sewell

Kathryn Sewell

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