Corn Cake with Buttercream & Popcorn

Photography: Tango | Food Styling: Nataly Simard | Prop Styling: Caroline Simon

  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 40 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings


Corn Cake:
Buttercream Icing:


Corn Cake

In bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat sugar and egg until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in milk, oil, lemon zest and vanilla. Add reserved dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth.

Preheat oven to 350°F; grease 6-inch springform pan. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Unmould cake onto rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Can be covered and stored at room temperature overnight or wrapped in foil and placed in resealable bag and frozen for up to 1 month.)

Buttercream Icing

Meanwhile, in large bowl, using electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Beat in cream and vanilla until icing is smooth and creamy (if necessary, add more cream, 1 tsp at a time, to achieve desired consistency). (Make-ahead: Can be covered and refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature and beat again before using.)

Using spatula, spread icing over top of cooled cake and garnish with caramel popcorn.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Iron 0.9 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 160 mg
  • Sugars 33 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 450
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g
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Corn Cake with Buttercream & Popcorn