Homemade Cornmeal Cake

This handmade cornmeal cake has an incredible result and it’s impossible not to want to repeat a piece after tasting it!

Homemade Cornmeal Cake

Recipe by Caion Alves


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The dough for this homemade cornmeal cake is fluffy and very tasty!


  • 4 large eggs at room temperaturev

  • 1 cup (tea) of mimoso cornmeal or fine cornmeal (240 ml)

  • 1 cup (tea) wheat flour (240 ml)

  • 1 cup (tea) coconut milk (240 ml)

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder (15 ml)

  • 1 cup (tea) of sugar (240 ml)

  • 3/4 cup (tea) oil (175 ml)

  • Salt to taste

  • Fruit of your choice for garnish (optional)

  • Icing sugar and grated coconut for sprinkling (optional)


  • In a bowl, beat the eggs well with a pinch of salt. 
    Add the sugar, oil and continue beating well. 
    Put the wheat flour, cornmeal, baking soda and mix until homogenized.
  • Add the coconut milk and mix some more. 
    Pour the dough into a greased mold and place in a preheated oven at 180º₢ to bake for 40 to 55 minutes.
  • Remove the cornmeal cake and wait for it to cool at room temperature. 
    Run a knife around the sides of the mold and unmold onto a platter or plate.
  • Finish by sprinkling icing sugar and grated coconut to taste on top, decorate with fruits of your choice and the homemade cornmeal cake is ready to be cut and served.

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