Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gluten Free Sweet Corn Cake Casserole

Happy New Year!  I got all caught up in all the Christmas activities and found I didn't blog much.  I'm hoping to find and share lots of new goodies in this coming year.  I thought I'd start off with this yummy Gluten Free Sweet Corn Cake Casserole.  Have you ever had the corn cake at a Mexican restaurant, like El Torrito?  I just love the little ball of corn cake they serve with their dishes.  I have made this sweet corn cake dish in the past and it reminded me of the restaurant version.  I made it gluten free, and for some reason it seems even more like the restaurant version. I added extra sour cream to compensate for the dry gluten free flour, so maybe this creamier version is closer to what I like.   This one is topped with melted cheese, which is such a nice addition to the sweet and crunchy corn in the  cornbread/sweet corn cake.
Gluten Free Sweet Corn Cake Casserole

The thing I like best, is it all starts with a gluten free cornbread mix.  I used the Krusteaz Gluten Free honey cornbread mix.  This Gluten Free Sweet Corn Cake Casserole is a nice side for any Mexican dish, salad, soup or chili you are making.  Enjoy!

Recipe from:  Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Paula Deen
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1 (15 1/4 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn
1 (8 ounce) package gluten free corn muffin mix (if using Krusteaz use 1/2 box or 1 1/4 cup)
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter.  Pour into a greased 13x9 dish.  Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until set and slightly brown (the casserole will still be soft, but should not be raw or runny).  Remove from oven and top with cheddar cheese.  Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.  Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.  It warms up nicely in the microwave the next day too!