Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa

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Looking for a new go-to party snack for upcoming events?

Drum roll for Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa. An appetizer you will make again and again!

Certain flavors just scream fall… Pumpkin, acorn squash, apples, caramel, maple, and corn.

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Some people think of corn as a summer food, but to me, corn is for fall.

In my mind corn symbolizes harvest. It’s rustic, hearty, and slightly sweet, making it a perfect platform for all sorts of brighter flavors, like perky Avocado Salsa.

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These Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa are extremely versatile.

They make perfect little party bites, but could also be made as 4 inch cakes for a hearty side dish, a vegetarian meal, or the base of a savory south-west breakfast!

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They taste great warm and at room temperature. The citrus in the avocado salsa does a fine job of keeping the avocado green throughout the course of the evening, so you don’t have to worry about letting it sit out.

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Plus, the Jalapeno Corn Cakes can even be made a couple days before. Reheat before serving and whip up the fresh salsa.

I’ve been making Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa for years, and even with all the new recipes floating through our kitchen, it still shows up each year to wow our friends and family.

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5 from 4 votes

Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Easy to make Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa. This simple appetizer recipe is warm and inviting with a bold kick from the salsa!
Servings: 12 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 245mg 10%
Potassium 590mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 33.3%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Jalapeno Corn Cakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups corn, fresh or frozen roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
Avocado Salsa
  • 3 large ripe avocados, chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 2 clove garlic mined
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. For the Corn Cakes: Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk well, then add everything else, reserving the butter for last. Stir until smooth.
  2. Heat a large skillet (or griddle) to medium-high heat. Brush the skillet with oil or butter. Using a tablespoon scoop, pour corn cake mixture in the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining batter.
  3. While the jalapeno corn cakes are cooking, combine all the ingredients for the avocado salsa in a large bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Serve the corn cakes with a small scoop of salsa on top, or pile them on a platter with the salsa on the side. Make 50-60 corn cakes.


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74 comments on “Jalapeno Corn Cakes with Avocado Salsa

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  2. Marla Meridithposted September 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm Reply

    Such a GREAT appetizer recipe!

    Rating: 5
  3. Mariaposted September 30, 2016 at 10:53 am Reply

    Love this savory dish!

  4. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted September 30, 2016 at 10:32 am Reply

    Love the sound of these corn cakes!

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  8. Suzyposted June 2, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    Where is the ingredients list?

    • Sommerposted June 2, 2013 at 11:01 am Reply

      Hi Suzy, Not sure what happened, but the recipe box code was missing. Fixed!

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  10. Rani Krishposted September 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm Reply

    I just tried this and it was delicious!!!!!!!! going to try many of the recipes from the site!!!!!
    thank you.

    Rating: 5
  11. The Mistress of Spicesposted September 9, 2011 at 5:21 am Reply

    Does this recipe really make 50-60 cakes? It sounds great and I’m thinking of making them for a party this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • Sommerposted September 9, 2011 at 6:04 am Reply

      It does, but they are small. About 2-3 inches.

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  13. honeybeecooksjackfruitposted November 5, 2010 at 2:02 am Reply

    Your corn cakes look so adorable! I have a post on the same in the works… Main difference in mine is chopped red onion. I lovvve your salsa too. I can have salsa with anything and everything!

  14. lauraposted November 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm Reply

    Sommer, these sound perfect. I adore avocado salsa and the corn cakes with jalapenos sounds like the ideal pairing. The next time I have a party, I will be using all your recipes! ( :

  15. Sophieposted November 1, 2010 at 11:26 am Reply

    Lovely corn cakes, my friend!! That salsa rocks!!

    MMMMMMM,..excellent entertaining fod!

    Rating: 5
  16. My Carolina Kitchenposted November 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh, these babies are calling my name. Everything I love is here.

    I grew up in the south and I can never get enough cornbread. And you added jalapenos to them. Oooh, la, la.

  17. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted November 1, 2010 at 9:28 am Reply

    Wow Sommer! You think up the most intriguing and tempting combinations! The corn cakes, the salsa, each perfect on its own and yet complementing each other so well!!

  18. claireposted October 31, 2010 at 11:15 pm Reply

    these are too cute. I love how you showed all of the steps! looks great!

  19. Nirmalaposted October 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm Reply

    You have incredible holiday spirit. It's kind of contagious. I love these little appetizers and easy to make. I love that about your recipes.

    Happy Halloween!

  20. Janetposted October 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm Reply

    Great recipe. Just wondering…is this finger food or do you need to eat with a fork?

  21. julieposted October 30, 2010 at 11:35 am Reply

    These are a perfect party bit Sommer! You really do come up with some delicious recipes!

    Have a wonderful Halloween and I'll be expecting you to blog about that amazing party you're having AND show off your outdoor lights. I'm betting they will be amazing!

  22. Angie's Recipesposted October 30, 2010 at 5:02 am Reply

    This looks so beautiful and delicious. Absolutely a party snack winner!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend!