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Pan De Elote (Mexican Sweet Corn Cake)

The pan de elote is a Mexican dessert that is made using fresh white corn and 5 other simple ingredients. It's perfect for summer as it's light, sweet, and refreshing. The pan de elote can be served as an appetizer or with ice cream for dessert. In this post, we will show you how to make the pan de elote!
Course Desserts
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn cake pancakes, fresh corn cakes, sweet corn cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218kcal


  • 4 eggs yolks and egg whites separated
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter equivalent to ½ cup, or 4 ounces, or 113 grams
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 cups fresh white corn about 6 corn cobs


  • Preheat oven at 350 (180) degrees. Grease and lightly flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan (or two 9 x 1 ½-inch round pans. Set aside.
  • Remove the husks and the silk from the corn and cut the kernels off as close to the husk as possible without removing any of the husk. You should have about 5 cups of kernels.
  • Place corn in your blender and mix until you have a creamy chunky texture.
  • In a mixing bowl cream the butter using and electric hand mixer. Add sugar, egg yolks and continuing beating. Then mix in the corn mixture, baking powder and flour.
  • In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, whip the egg whites until glossy and firm. Add ¼ of the egg whites mixture to the corn batter. Continue to add the whites by thirds, folding very gently.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted near center of cake comes out clean, or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the center. It will have a nice golden color when done. In some parts of Mexico it is served with Mexican cream and roasted Poblano peppers strips, but I just like it as a dessert.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg