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Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

These Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes are an easy copycat version of the famous Cheesecake Factory Recipe! Tender, sweet corn patties are topped with Tex-Mex flavors for the ultimate in sweet, savory and spicy flavors! This works as an appetizer or a main dish (if you don't want to share!!!). 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cheesecake factory, copycat recipe, corn, tamale
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 Tamale Cakes
Calories 142kcal


  • 1/2 cup corn flour/masa harina
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen sweet corn divided
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup, butter, softened
  • salsa verde
  • pico de gallo
  • southwest sauce
  • chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add corn flour, all purpose flour, sugar and salt and mix well. Set aside.
    combine corn, flour, sugar and salt.
  • Add 1 cup corn to a food processor and process until coarsely pureed.
    Add corn to food processor
  • Add to flour mixture with butter.
    add corn and butter to flour mixture
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup corn.
    add remaining corn
  • Using the back of a spoon or pastry blender, blend the mixture together until crumbly and combined.
    mix until combined
  • Scoop into 1/2 cup portions and form into 3" patties (about 1/2" thick) with your hands. Place onto prepared baking sheet.
    form patties on baking sheet
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flip over and return to oven for an additional 3-5 minutes, making sure both sides are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and serve on top of salsa verde and top with pico de gallo, southwest sauce and chopped fresh cilantro.
    Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes


Calories: 142kcal