Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream #BrunchWeek

by Erin

Corn fritters like you have seen seen them before – as the cake portion of strawberry corn fritter shortcakes! Complete with homemade maple whipped cream.

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With Mother’s Day this Sunday, it seemed fitting to look through the recipes passed down to me from my mom for #BrunchWeek. I stopped dead on the corn fritters. My mind instantly exploded with an idea that would showcase corn fritters as you have seen seen them before – as the cake portion of a strawberry shortcake! After picking 16 pounds of strawberries (and using only half to make 5 quarts of strawberry syrup and 5 pints of jam) it seemed completely appropriate to incorporate them into a shortcake.

These fried corn-cakes are decadent enough on their own but that doesn’t mean they should be served solo. Besides, brunch is the perfect time to have dessert for breakfast. The fresh strawberries, strawberry syrup, and homemade maple whipped cream on top of this corn fritter resulted in a joyous experience for my taste buds. You may never again serve corn fritters with just maple syrup.

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Corn Fritter Shortcakes 2

One year ago: Brown Sugar Baked Fries

Two years ago: Pineapple Burgers


Makes 6



1 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp real maple syrup


1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1 cup pancake mix

2 Tbsp Dixie Crystals granulated sugar

1 (14.75 oz.) can sweet yellow corn, drained

Cooking oil to depth of 1 inch


3 cups chopped strawberries

Strawberry syrup, optional


  1. In a large chilled bowl, beat the heavy cream with a hand mixer until peaks almost form. Add the maple syrup and beat until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Add pancake mix and sugar and stir until mixed. Fold in corn until just incorporated.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil to 350 degrees (or test by dropping a small bit of batter into the oil, it should sizzle immediately). Drop by 1/4 cup-fuls and cook until golden, about 1-2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Serve warm topped with fresh strawberries, strawberry syrup (if using), and prepared whipped cream.

Source: Adapted from Bacon-Corn Fritters.

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Jocelyn@Brucrewlife May 20, 2014 - 12:46 pm

That maple whipped cream sounds to die for!! :) Love this recipe, girl!

Carla May 11, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Now using a corn fritter as the base to shortcakes is a smart idea. May need to play with this idea a bit :)

Shaina May 8, 2014 - 4:34 pm

What a great idea! The whipped cream sounds fantastic too. Yummm

veronica gantley May 8, 2014 - 7:27 am

Oh my your fritters looks sooo good, I love corn anything, I love all the flavors that you have put into this.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm

This looks fantastic!

Amy @ Fearless Homemaker May 7, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Oh wow, these look SO wonderful – what a creative, awesome brunch treat!

Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron May 7, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Dying over that maple whipped cream – it sounds amazing!!

Amy | Club Narwhal May 7, 2014 - 5:17 pm

My mouth started watering when I took a look at these corn fritters! Love that mound of maple whipped cream :)

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom May 7, 2014 - 2:52 pm

corn fritter shortcakes?!!! oh my gawd, LOVE!!!!

Dianna May 7, 2014 - 11:55 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had corn fritters before! Now that I know this version exists, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to have them plain and simple. ;) They look great!

Shannon May 7, 2014 - 11:45 am

These sound delicious!

Liz May 7, 2014 - 10:27 am

I love corn fritters straight up, but you’ve put them in a whole new light, Erin! Your shortcakes look fantastic!!!

Jane's Adventures in Dinner May 7, 2014 - 10:08 am

So neat! I hadn’t thought of adding corn to my shortcakes but the sweetness totally makes sense C:

steph@stephsbitebybite May 7, 2014 - 8:38 am

I might have to send this list to my hubby!! And I think I could eat a whole stack of those cakes!! BRING them on!!

spiffycookie May 7, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Thanks Steph, they were so good!!

Terri/LoveandConfections May 7, 2014 - 8:33 am

Maple whipped cream! Yum and the corn cakes sound really good

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 7, 2014 - 8:18 am

omgosh such a creative, sophisticated idea! I can totally see this being served in a restaurant for brunch!!!

spiffycookie May 7, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Just come over to the restaurant known as my kitchen haha. Thanks Kayle!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness May 7, 2014 - 8:08 am

I LOVE that you made shortcakes with corn, that is SO creative girlfriend! And maple whipped cream? YES! Pinned!


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