Livin' in the Kitchen

Mom’s Tomalito (Corn Pudding)

In Corn Pudding on November 3, 2011 at 2:59 am

Tomalito is lovely. This version especially is my favorite because it combines my love for pudding with my hate for corn; and it marries into the perfect dessert. The main selling points for me is that, tomalitio is no fuss! The process is literally throwing all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing. Also, when fighting to please your family in a timely manor it serves as dessert, your bread, and your vegetable in one!

To make the Tomalito a bit fancier, I just baked off half the batter in greased and floured cupcake tins. They looked awesome! The one thing to remember is to reduce your baking time by about 5-10 minutes.

My mom always makes this recipe for us when we’re having a Mexican meal and it goes fast. The thing I never realized was that she made it up completely… I guess now I know where I get my culinary gene from.



  • 1 package Jiffy cornbread
  • 15 oz can corn, + 2 Tablespoons of the liquid
  • 1/2 + 3 T milk
  • 6 T melted butter
  • 3 T sugar

Mix all the ingredients together, pour into cupcake tins -or just a regular square cake pan- and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  1. This is pudding! A toothpick should not come out clean when it’s done. You know it’s done when the top is crackly.
  2. When you’re baking in cupcake tins-reduce your time by 5-10 minutes!


  1. Oh wow. That looks moist and corn-y and delicious! I need to make those!

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  3. These look amazing! I bet they would be great with a big bowl of soup! 🙂

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