Torta de Elote
From Andrea Pons
We can assume everyone in America knows about cornbread, and believe me, I love cornbread. But Torta de Elote brings a whole new perspective I bet you haven’t tried before. While cornbread is crumbly and a bit dry until it’s blanketed in warm butter, Torta de Elote is sticky and perfectly versatile. In this recipe, I opted for the more traditional way of eating it, which is alongside Carne de Puerco con Rajas en Salsa de Tomate. The cake is served on the side with a bath of sauce, a slice of Ranchero Queso Fresco, a Raja (poblano pepper strip), and sour cream. The sweetness of the corn cake pairs perfectly with the saltiness of the pork and provides a savoriness that ties the two dishes together. What I love is that there are always leftovers of this cake, which are perfectly served alongside a black cup of coffee the next morning as breakfast.
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4-5 medium white corn
4 medium eggs
1 9.9 fl oz can of sweetened condensed milk
½ cup of unsalted butter, melted
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F and grease a bundt cake mold with butter and flour to prevent the cake from sticking. Alternatively, you may use baking non-stick spray.
- Husk the corn, wash, and using a knife remove all kernels into a large bowl.
- In a blender, place the corn kernels, eggs, condensed milk, and melted butter, blend until smooth. You will see some of the corn kernels will not be fully blended and that is okay.
- Add flour to the blender ¼ cup at a time until each quarter cup is fully incorporated before adding the next.
- The batter should have a slightly thicker consistency than pancake batter, if your batter is too liquidy, add ¼ cup of flour more until the ideal consistency is achieved, if your batter is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of milk at a time until you reach pancake-like batter consistency.
- Add batter to the greased bundt pan, place in the oven, and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean.
- Let the bundt cake cool in the pan entirely before attempting to remove it.
- Serve cold or warm alongside Carne de Puerco con Rajas en Salsa de Tomate, with a slice of Ranchero queso fresco on top, a dollop of sour cream, a bath of sauce, and rajas.
Pro-tip: This cake is also great served on its own with a cup of coffee in the morning or as dessert if you add a ½ Tbsp of ground cinnamon to the batter.