Cheese-Stuffed Venezuelan Corn Cakes (Cachapas)

Cheese-Stuffed Venezuelan Corn Cakes (Cachapas)

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Along with arepas, these Cheese-Stuffed Corn Cakes (Cachapas) are very popular in Panamá, Venezuela and Colombia. Typically made with fresh corn, this unique version combines canned creamed corn, pancake mix and cornmeal. While a fresh cheese is traditional in this dish, any type of cheese works well.

5 mins. to Prepare

15 mins. Cooking Time

0 mins. Standing Time

20 mins. Total

Servings: 5 servings

Difficulty: Easy


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PLACE creamed corn, baking mix, corn meal, egg, butter and sugar in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour batter into medium bowl. Let rest for 5 minutes.

HEAT griddle or skillet over medium heat; brush lightly with vegetable oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto hot griddle; cook until bubbles form on surface and bottom turns golden. Turn and cook about 1 minute longer or until golden. Place slices of cheese and ham, if desired, on pancakes and fold over. Remove to serving platter. Keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm.

* May also use ALBERS® White Corn Meal.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Continental Mills, Inc.
ALBERS® is a registered trademark of Continental Mills, Inc.
BISQUICK® is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 5 servings
Calories from Fat220
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g38%
Saturated Fat 10g51%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 610mg26%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Dietary Fiber 3g10%
Sugars 11g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A10%
Vitamin C2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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These were very good. I made the corn cakes and reheated the corncakes and put the ham and cheese in them when I reheated them. I used Swiss cheese and any cheese would work. I put them in the toaster oven so they would not get soggy. It made a quick and easy breakfast. This is a keeper for a change of pace and it was easy to make.


This was a tasty combination but was nothing extraordinary. Don't replace the cornmeal+baking mix for cornmeal mix... it makes the cakes very very difficult to flip. I think there should be some sort of flavoring added... it didn't have a Venezuelan feel to it.


These were easy to make and very good too! I substituted Canola oil for vegetable oil and they were still yummy. Enjoy!


I still have the grandchildren here and saw this recipe. It's so hard to get nutritional but yet fun foods into them. I made this and it really went over. I used a ham slice but would use canadian ham or bacon in this. For adults I would use some smokey cheddar chesse. For the kids good old American was the winner. We all enjoyed this recipe. Some fresh tomato on the side or fruits. I did both and we ejoyed this a lot.


Made these tonight . Very easy and very filling and can't forget very good. I really liked the corn taste. Will be making again. Something you could make up when you need a snack or lunch or even dinner. Nice warm sandwish. Thank you


I had these ingredients on hand so they were a snap to make. My family enjoyed them. They now ask for "those corn pancakes". I especially like that they are healthy and filling. The more vegetables, the better!

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