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Sweet Corn Cake {Copycat Recipe Chi Chi’s Mexican Corn Cake}

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Sweet Corn Cake is a copycat recipe of Chi Chi’s corn cake recipe. This Mexican corn cake is wonderful to have with a bowl of chili! You will love this simple sweet corn recipe!

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Sweet Corn Recipes

There are so many sweet corn recipes out there. When you think of sweet corn recipes, you may think of corn recipes that are a side dish. What about a dessert corn recipe like southern corn pudding?

Sweet Corn Cake on white plate with fork and rose

Southern Corn Pudding

Is a sweet corn cake really southern corn pudding? Yes and also no. Southern corn pudding is runnier than a Mexican corn cake. So although these corn recipes are similar they are actually 2 different corn desserts.

Sweet Corn Cake on blue plate

Chi Chi’s Corn Cake Recipe

Do you remember Chi Chi’s Mexican Restaurant? They had some of the best Mexican food, including a Mexican corn cake. This little scoop of cornmeal was great to enjoy between the spicy Mexican foods you would eat at Chi Chi’s.

I was on a quest to try and replicate Chi Chi’s corn cake recipe. My thought was using that sweet corn cake as a bowl it would be wonderful with homemade chili!

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Mexican Corn Cake

Do Mexican corn cake and chili go well together? Yes, it does! What is nice as well is these corn cakes are so simple to make. This copycat Chi Chi’s corn cake recipe is only a few ingredients.
For your next taco Tuesday, why not whip up this sweet corn cake and serve it with the spicy tacos. You think you are back at that old Chi Chi’s restaurant. All you need is some fried ice cream!

Sweet Corn Cake on blue plate with green leaves

Yield: 8 servings

Sweet Corn Cake

sweet corn cake

Sweet Corn Cakes A simple dish to make that will delight your taste buds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (15 ounces) can creamed corn
  • 1 (15 ounces) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 1/4 ounces Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8 by 8 baking pan.
  2. mix together the melted butter cans of creamed and whole kernel corn. Then stir in the corn muffin mix and sugar.
  3. Bake about 40-45 minutes. The top will be nice and light brown.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop and scoop out a nice rounded scoop onto a plate and then ENJOY!


If you want to make this more savory add a small can of green chilies and some cheddar cheese to this recipe!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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Saturday 26th of February 2022

Hello, I am going to a party and bringing this dish. Can I pre-mix the ingredients ahead of time and bake it there or can I just reheat it when it's time to eat?

Deanna Samaan

Saturday 26th of February 2022

I have done this for pot lucks and it works, so yes!


Monday 16th of August 2021

Fantastic! Taste just like my Aunt's!!


Monday 3rd of May 2021

Tastes just like I remember Chi Chi's corn cake tasting. Thanks for a yummy and super easy recipe.b

Susan McNeill

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

This is the best recipe! I used to buy the ChiChi’s mix but can no longer find it. This is now my go to recipe! Thank you for sharing this.


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

I used to work in a Mexican restaurant and our sweet corn cake was a hit! This is a great duplicate! I make a pan cut into four pieces and freeze 3 and eat one! Corn cake on demand!

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