Mexican Corn Cake/ Gluten Free

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I think I have made more Pastel de Elote in the last month than in my whole entire life. I have re-discovered my love for this tradicional Mexican Cake. This is a gluten free version made with Corn Flour. This flour is not only beautiful in color (orange corn) but it is great for pancakes, cakes, tortillas, crepes. It is not a gluten free mix, it is flour made out of orange corn which is even better.

What you need to make this Gluten free Mexican Corn Cake:

Fresh corn. This cake is traditionally made with white corn but here in the US is hard to find so, yellow corn is just fine. You can also use canned corn if fresh is not available, just make sure you rinse and dry the corn.

-Sweetened condensed milk. You are going to use the whole can, this is all the sweetener you are going to add to the cake.

-Corn flour, of course. I love Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn Flour.

– Salt, baking powder and cinnamon. The last one is optional but I highly recommend it. It is just a pinch, the flavor will not be strong at all (not that is anything wrong with that).

2 sticks of butter. Room temperature.

4 Eggs. You can use 3 if they are large. Room temperature.

Vanilla. I always use Mexican vanilla, specially in Mexican recipes but of course, you can use whatever you have in your pantry.

What you need to know about this recipe:

Some blenders are more powerful than others. If you think the corn and condensed milk are too dry for your blender to process it all at once, just add it in batches. Traditional Pastel de Elote has a lot of texture, do not blend the corn completely, you should be able to see some kernels of corn in the cake.

This cake is “mildly sweet” even when you added the whole can of condensed milk you will still need something sweet to top the cake with (if you have a super sweet tooth, like I do) Some of my favorite topping are honey, caramel sauce, condensed milk, or even like they serve it in fancy restaurants; With a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. No matter what you choose, just please, serve this cake warm or at least at room temperature. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Related links:

Mexican Corn Cake/ Wheat flour: Pan de Elote/ Mexican Corn Cake – Marisol Cooks

More recipes with Professor Torbert’s Corn Flour:

Easy Corn Flour Crepes – Marisol Cooks

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

7 thoughts on “Mexican Corn Cake/ Gluten Free

  1. Hi there, when you say 2 sticks of butter for the gluten free corn cake, how many grams is that?

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