El Torito Sweet Corn Cake

My favorite, and well worth the effort. Masa harina comes in a bag like flour and can be found with the flour in most supermarkets. It's the flour to use for corn tortillas. The recipe doubles easily and turns out well with either of the two methods provided. -- Ann Weeks, Corona Method two is the moist scoop we usually get at the restaurant.

Place butter and shortening in mixer bowl and whip until soft; continue whipping until fluffy and creamy. Add masa gradually while mixing; add water gradually and mix thoroughly.

Place corn kernels in blender or food processor fitted with metal blade; coarsely chop. Stir into the masa harina. Place (regular) cornmeal, sugar,whipping cream, baking powder and salt in large mixing bowl; mix quickly. Add masa mixture and mix lightly, just until blended. Pour into greased 8-inch-square baking pan. Cover with foil.

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup masa harina
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 10 ounces corn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Method 1: Bake in 350-degree oven 40 to 50 minutes or until corn cake has a firm texture.

Method 2: Place pan in a larger pan and pour boiling water half way up corn cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees 40 to 50 minutes, checking water level and adding more boiling water, if necessary. When cooked through, remove corn cake pan from water.

Let cooked cake stand at room temperature for few minutes before cutting into squares or using a small ice cream scoop to serve.

Makes 10 to 12 small servings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.



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