Torta de Choclo (Colombian-Style Corn Cake)

by Erica Dinho on April 22, 2011

Corn Cake

This Torta de Choclo is very simple to make, yet it is so delicious, so moist and sweet, that you will be making it often!

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Ingredients

(About 6 to 8 servings)

  • 5 cups fresh corn
  • 4 tablespoons corn starch or maizena
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 pound grated queso blanco or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place the corn in the food processor. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease a baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the corn, corn starch, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, vanilla extract and butter until just combined. Add the cheese and mix well.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture until just combined. Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let stand in the pan for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Place a baking sheet over the pan, carefully invert the pan and sheet, and let the corn cake fall onto the sheet. Cut into squares and serve hot or warm.
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1 Belinda @zomppa April 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM

What a beautiful cake!! Brightened up my day!

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2 Lyndsey April 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Mmmm…it looks amazing. I’ll bet the texture is great! I love your recipes! I’m off to comment on my your “Healthy Foods for Finicky Little Eaters”.

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3 Sarah Naveen April 22, 2011 at 12:12 PM

That looks oh so good!!! yummy yumm!!

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4 kelly April 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Hola, maiz fresco es mais enlatado o maiz no cocido?

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5 Erica April 22, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Kelly- No cocido, pero tambien puedes usar el congelado.

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6 Mari April 23, 2011 at 12:44 AM

It seems like a great cake, first time I have seen it. Thanks for sharing this Colombian recipe, I a sure we will enjoy it at home.

Have a great weekend :0)

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7 Swapna Raghu Sanand April 23, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Looks delicious!

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8 Anna April 23, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Love, love corn cake….and with mozzarella cheese even better. Looks divine.

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9 Kim April 24, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Looks moist and delicious, Erica! I hope everything is going well with you and your family and that you all are enjoying the new baby:)

Happy Easter!

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10 Faith April 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

This sounds absolutely fantastic, Erica! I’m bookmarking it and hoping to make it soon!

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11 norma April 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM

I like this Erica.

I hope you and the family had a very happy Easter and I am keeping this recipe for future use….

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12 Elisa April 25, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Hi Erica
Your recipe just brought back all those beautiful memories of my childhood in Colombia.
I missed our food so much. Thank you for sharing your recipes and pictures. I am pregnant and you have me craving every single recipe you have in your website.
Enjoy your week.
Elisa

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13 Stevie April 26, 2011 at 1:52 PM

This cake looks really nice. Heguiberto makes something similar from Brazil. The cheese makes me think that it would be right for dinner and, since it is mild, for breakfast, too. I’m gong to look for fresh corn and try making it.

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14 tasteofbeirut May 1, 2011 at 1:58 PM

This cake sounds wonderful! We love corn around here and I have been meaning to make a corncake; this is just the recipe I need.

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15 rosita vargas May 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Exquisita receta de choclos me encanta ,me gusta bastabnte el choclo,estoy encantada con tu cocina,me quedo soy chilena y mi cocina es de comida tradicional,gusto en conocerte,cariños y abrazos.

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16 Paol April 27, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Estoy intentando hacer esta receta por segunda vez. La primera, le tube que anadir mas azucar, le hacia falta mas para mi gusto y el tiempo de hornear tambien tube que dejar la torta cocinando por hora y media en 350F.

Hoy le puse mas huevos,estoy usando maiz congelado ya desgranado,y mas azucar vamos a ver como me resulta. rica receta pero siento que hay que adicionarle mas tiempo de coccion y azucar.

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17 Erica Dinho April 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Paol- Todos los hornos son diferentes y alo mejor el mio es mas fuerte.A mi no me gusta que esta torta me quede muy dulce, pero eso es a gusto de cada persona! Gracias por tu comentario.

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18 Susan Hedges August 3, 2013 at 6:19 PM

After you put the corn in the food processor, how long do you process it? Do you pulse it or run it continually? Just wondering. . . ;-)

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19 Patricia December 1, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Hola Erica, deli receta me encanta todo lo q tenga q ver con maiz, soy colombiana de Cali y me gustaria Si Tienes la receta de envueltos de choclo. Muchas gracias un fuerte abrazo desde london!

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20 Erica Dinho December 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

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