If you like cornbread you are going to LOVE this corn cake!
This corn cake has a story. On our last trip to NYC we went to a Met’s game. My husband went with me on this trip and that was pretty much the one and only thing he wanted to do when we were in New York so how could I say no. We took the train over to Queens and went to the game. Fortunately for me, it was a quick game because I was looking forward to what we were going to do after the game – eat! Tessa had heard about a delicious BBQ place in Queens that was just off the train line so we were going to check it out. I still need to do another NYC post to share what we ate and where we went on this last trip – coming soon!!
The place had delicious BBQ and it had a fun ambiance. We ate outside on the patio but the highlight of the visit was the cornbread (or we called it corn cake) they served. It was amazing!! We all raved on it and fought each other for the last bite. I knew I was going to have to figure out how to make it at home. Well, after about six or seven tries I think I’ve got it!!
We had our neighbors over for dinner this week and I tried another version. When their eight year old son said it was better than his birthday cake, I knew I had a winner! Better than birthday cake from an eight year old boy!!!!
The restaurant called this cornbread but I call it corn cake because it is so moist and sweet. I used a combination of masa harina and cornmeal. Masa harina is white corn and cornmeal is yellow corn. Masa is more coarse than cornmeal. I also used a combination of cream corn and corn kernels. The corn cake had a great texture and flavor as a result.
It is the perfect side dish for any grilled or barbequed meat or really just about anything. It has a lovely texture and sweetness to it. You can drizzle it with some honey, but it is totally sweet enough without it!
This corn cake is the perfect side dish for your next BBQ or cookout. Take my neighbor’s word for it!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup masa harina
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup creamed corn
- 1/2 cup whole corn
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp whipping cream
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Beat butter until creamy and then add in masa harina and water and mix until combined.
- Add in corn, cornmeal, sugar, cream, salt and baking powder. Stir until combined
- Pour into a 9 x 9 baking dish or 9 inch cast iron pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until set and beginning to brown around edges.
- Serve by scooping out with a spoon.