Cranberry-Corn Toaster Cakes Recipe

. Yvonne Rupert

These corn muffins have a crunchy top, and tart cranberries add bursts of zingy flavor. Perfect for freezing and re-toasting later.

Notes: I used a muffin top pan with cups that had 1/3 cup volume. I filled each with about 5 tablespoons batter. Freeze leftovers stacked between parchment paper and well wrapped. Re-toast to serve. Depending how thick they are, use judgement as to whether to use a toaster or oven to ensure that they don't get stuck. If thick, microwave a few seconds before toasting.

Recipe Details

Cranberry-Corn Toaster Cakes Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 45 mins
Serves 13 cakes


  • 10 tablespoons (5 ounces) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing pan

  • 2/3 cup (4 2/3 ounces) granulated sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/4 ounces) cornmeal

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (5 2/3 ounces) all-purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat to 375°F. Butter muffin top pan. Stir butter, sugar, and salt in large bowl until creamy. Stir in eggs, one by one, until combined.

  2. Add cornmeal, flour, and baking powder to the bowl, then stir until beginning dry ingredients are about half moistened. Add milk and stir until just combined. Stir in cranberries.

  3. Fill muffin top cups to almost full (see note) and smooth top with offset spatula or spoon. Bake until set and golden around edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.

Special Equipment

Muffin top pan

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
247 Calories
11g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 13
Amount per serving
Calories 247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 100mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)