20 Jul 2012

Coconut milk and cornmeal cake recipe

Brazilian cornmeal cake

I do not know how many of you are living in other countries or even in other states. But I am sure that you at some point you miss something. For days that I'm feeling scents and smells that I refer to memories of places or time lived long ago.

The other day I could swear I felt the aroma of freshly baked bread from the bakery on the corner of my parents' house, the aroma  of fresh coffee  makes me crave for a  very typical Brazilian cake ; cornmeal cake with anise. Is hard to find cornmeal here, but just in case I always bring a kilo package to have. I love to eat it it with coffee, in fact, dark coffee with a dash of milk and a little bit of sugar. I hope you bake it for breakfast as I baked  and enjoy like me .
Have a nice week end


  • 4 eggs
  • 150g butter
  • 2 cups white sugar 
  • 2 cups  self rising flour 
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 glass of coconut milk (200ml) 
  • 120ml milk 
  • 1 tablespoon anise  seeds


 Preheat oven at 350 degrees.F
Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolks, cornmeal, flour, alternating with  milk and coconut milk, and anise seeds .Whip the eggs white and combine carefully with previous mix.
Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely


Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

It looks beautiful and so tasty! Sylvia, at first I was a little lost in the new format of your blog, but I like it! Have a nice weekend.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Divine looking! I love the addition of coconut milk and anise seeds.



WokandSpoon said...

I know I keep saying the same thing but your photos are gorgeous!! This looks interesting with the combination of coconut milk and anise seeds. Love the shape of them.