Cornmeal Cake

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins


Cake batter:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • A pinch salt
  • 1 and ½ cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup and 4 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  • 150g cubed guava paste or grated coconut


  1. Mix all the batter ingredients together, adding the baking powder and vinegar last.
  2. Pour the dough into an oiled and cornmeal-dusted pan.
  3. Spread the guava paste or grated coconut over the dough in the pan.
  4. Bake at medium heat for about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Test to see if it is ready by poking the cake with a toothpick. When the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready!

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