Cheesecake Factory Tamale Cakes

Cheesecake Factory Tamale Cakes

I was pleased to discover that these Copycat Cheesecake Factory Tamale Cakes taste just as good as the ones at the Cheesecake Factory. Everybody loves them.


I have made these several times and everyone always loves them.

They are amazing and sweet and a perfect fill me up meal! Both salsas and the sauce are well worth the effort to make and actually don’t take much time at all.

Make this recipe… you won’t be disappointed.

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Cheesecake Factory Tamale Cakes
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Total Time
1 hr 12 mins

Make this recipe... you won't be disappointed.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheesecake Factory Tamale Cakes
Servings: 6
Calories: 360 kcal
Salsa Verde
  • 2 tomatillos diced
  • 4 ounces mild green chilies drained and diced
  • 1 green onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
For Tomato Salsa
  • 1 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced Spanish onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 small jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
For Southwestern Sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch onion powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash garlic powder
For Cakes
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup corn masa harina flour corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
For Garnish
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 avocado diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  1. Prepare salsa verde by combining all prepared ingredients. Chill.
  2. Prepare tomato salsa by combining all prepared ingredients. Chill.
  3. Prepare southwestern sauce by combining all ingredients. Chill.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Prepare the tamale cakes by chopping 1 cup of the frozen corn in a food processor until it's coarsely pureed. Combine the pureed corn with softened butter, sugar, and salt. Blend well.
  6. Add the masa and flour and blend well. Mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of frozen corn kernels by hand.
  7. Measure 1/2 cup portions of the mixture and form it into 3" wide patties with your hands. Arrange the patties on a baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cakes are browned on the bottom.
  8. Carefully flip all the cakes with a spatula and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until other side is browned.
  9. Assembly: Place all three cakes on a warmed serving platter. Dollop each with one of the three sauces.
  10. Garnish with diced avocado, cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.



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Recipe based on one by Sumisan
Photo by roxy0316