Torta de Jojoto {Venezuelan Gluten Free Corn Pudding}

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This Torta de Jojoto recipe is sponsored by NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™. All thoughts and opinions are my own. NESCAFE® and CLÁSICO™ are trademarks owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

Torta de jojoto by enrilemoine

Nine yeas ago when I started this blog, one of my goals was to introduce my family in the United States to the flavors that are part of my gastronomic memory and preserve them for next generations.

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You cannot imagine my happiness when NESCAFÉ® CLÁSICO™, a brand with which I grew up with, asked me for a recipe to pair a good cup of coffee. The recipe had to be related to my Hispanic heritage in general, and Venezuelan in particular.

The idea was to enjoy it with my family. Coffee should be served in the iconic red mug that identifies Nescafé worldwide. It was funny because I cannot count all the red Nescafé mugs I have in my kitchen cabinets.

We are all made of corn

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This torta de jojoto is simply perfect to celebrate my heritage. After all, as the ancient Popol Vuh —the Book of Creation of the Central American K’iche people—, says: we are all made of corn.

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Corn is America’s crop, from Canada to the Argentinian Patagonia. In Venezuela we use to make arepas, cachapas, empanadas, hallacas, hallaquitas, mandocas and also this delicious torta de jojoto.

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The Best Venezuelan Torta de Jojoto

If you visit me regularly, you may have noticed that this is not exactly a blog devoted to Venezuelan cuisine. However, here you find many of the recipes that are part of Venezuela’s culinary traditions. And this is what this delicious corn pudding is all about.

Torta de Jojoto by enrilemoine

In Venezuela, corncobs are called “jojotos”. This torta de jojoto, is a cousin of the delicious Mexican pan de elote and the American cornbread that is always present in the Thanksgiving dining table.

Torta de jojoto by enrilemoine

Its texture is more like the one of a pudding. Not very sweet, really moist, it tastes like sweet corn. It can be eaten warm, at room temperature or cold, and you can also serve it for breakfast, dessert or as a snack … and yes: paired with a good cup of steaming Nescafé

Why I prefer Nescafé

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What I like the most about Nescafé is not only how easy it is to make a cup of coffee, but its bold coffee flavor. Not to mention its aroma that perfumes my days. It tastes and smells like family. And because it was my mom’s coffee choice, for me Nescafé is home. Simply!

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And there is more. For only $ .06 you have a cup of 100% pure coffee and with a 7-ounce jar you have 100 cups of 100% pure coffee in your pantry.

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In this Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, I’m partnering with Nescafé and Walmart, where I bought not only my Nescafé Classic but also all the ingredients for my torta de jojoto, including super fresh corncobs.

Nescafe y torta de maiz by enrilemoine

I made my purchase at my local Walmart, where Nescafé is in the coffee isle.

You can also buy it online at Walmart.com or order it to pick it up today through Online Grocery. Click for an Ibotta offer that will allow you to save on your next purchase of Nescafé Classic.

Following is the printable version of my recipe. I hope you like it as much as we do. Thank you for subscribing to my Youtube channel.

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Torta de Jojoto {Venezuelan Corn Pudding}

This corn cake has the texture of a pudding and it is a gluten free delight that can be eaten at breakfast, as dessert or snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Resting time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh corn about 4 shelled cobs
  • 1 ½ cup fresh white cheese cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Baking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Spray an springform pan with baking spray.
  • Pour all the ingredients into the vase of a blender and process until a uniform and slightly liquid batter forms.
  • Pour the batter into the pan, distribute evenly with a spatula and shake the mold three times to let the air out.
  • Bake in the oven center rack for 55 minutes or until a toothpick in the center of the cake comes out dry.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for an hour on a metal rack.
  • Unmold and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Torta de Jojoto {Venezuelan Corn Pudding}
Amount Per Serving (150 grs)
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 564IU11%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: gluten free corn pudding, Torta de jojoto, torta de jojoto recipe, Venezuelan corn cake, Venezuelan corn pudding, Venezuelan corn pudding recipe
Author: Enri

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