Brazilian Corn Cake

brazilian corn cake

Hello, everyone! Today we will discuss the traditional and authentic Brazilian Corn Cake (or Fubá cake, as we like to call it). Have you ever tasted it? Well, we won’t just learn what this cake is made of (what, after all, is fubá?), but also watch a recipe so you can bake it at your own home! Let’s check out our explanation and our bolo de fubá recipe!

What is Fubá?

First, let’s learn why this cake is so unique in our culture. Fubá, to begin with, is a word inherited from the Africans to designate flour. But fubá is nothing more than a powder obtained by finely grinding corn. Those responsible for bringing corn to Brazil were the Portuguese, who already widely used this flour for their typical foods.

But it was from the 18th century onwards that corn became central to Brazilian food in the form of fubá. It was the food of travelers and vendors, who brought cornmeal and its culinary practicality to each new city. Soon, fubá (and also corn) took over the country.

The corn harvest season is intensely celebrated through Festas Juninas. It is during the Festas Juninas that people eat foods derived from corn and fubá, such as popcorn, puddings, pamonhas, broas, hominy and so on. If you ever want to check out a typical June Festival, come study with us in Brazil and enjoy our RioLIVE! activities in June!

Bake a Brazilian Sweet Corn Cake

We are going to learn how to prepare a delicious bolo de fubá using a Brazilian recipe. It’s a light,healthy dessert and really easy to prepare. Take a look:

Brazilian Cornmeal Cake Ingredients

3 ovos3 eggs
2 xícaras (chá) de açúcar2 cups of sugar
2 xícaras (chá) de fubá2 cups of corn flour
3 colheres (sopa) de farinha de trigo3 spoons of flour
100 mL de óleo100 mL of oil
200 mL de leite200 mL of milk
1 colher (sopa) de fermento em pó1 spoon of baking powder

How to Prepare a Brazilian Corn Cake

That’s the easiest part. You just have to mix all in ingredients together and blend them. Make sure that all the ingredients are well mixed, then put the mixture in a baking tray and put it in a preheated oven around 200°C. Bake it for 40 minutes and that’s it. Wait for it to cool down and serve it. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee 😉

Tell us if you liked it and save a piece for us to try! Now you won’t be wondering ‘What is fubá?’ ever again!

We meet again in our next Dica.

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