Sweet & Buttery Cornbread

Sweet & Buttery Cornbread – ditch the Jiffy Mix and whip up this easy from scratch cornbread. Butter, sugar, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, eggs, and milk. It is basically a cornbread cake. Super easy to make and even easier to eat! We’ve made this several times and it is quickly becoming our go-to cornbread recipe! Great with chicken, pork, soups, chilis, and stews. #cornbread #sweet #cake #bread

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Easy Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Normally, I do not put sugar in my cornbread, but this Sweet & Buttery Cornbread has turned me into a fan of sweet cornbread. It is SO good! This is super easy to make from scratch with only a few simple ingredients. Butter, sugar, flour, cornmeal, eggs, and milk. It is basically a cornbread cake. We’ve made this several times and it is quickly becoming our go-to cornbread recipe! So Ditch the Jiffy Mix and make this ASAP!

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How to Make Sweet Cornbread from Scratch

This cornbread is very easy to make. Start with beating together sugar and butter with a mixer. Add eggs and mix well. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternating with milk. Pour the batter into a cake pan and bake.

  • You can bake the cornbread in any pan that you prefer – round cake pans, square cake pans, or muffin pans. You will need to adjust the cooking time if you use a different pan.
  • Make sure to use plain cornmeal and not cornbread mix. You can use yellow or white cornmeal.
  • How Long with Cornbread Last? This cornbread will keep 1 to 3 days in an airtight container. I usually put the cornbread in a ziplock bag and store it on the counter.
  • You can refrigerate the cornbread, but it isn’t necessary.
  • Can Sweet & Buttery Cornbread be frozen? Yes! Bake the bread and let it cool completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and freeze. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven until warm.
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What to Serve with Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is a new favorite at our house. It is fantastic slathered in honey butter or drizzled with maple syrup. We love it with just about everything – chicken, pork, steaks, soups, chili, and casseroles. You name it, this cornbread goes with it!

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Sweet & Buttery Cornbread

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Sweet & Buttery Cornbread – ditch the Jiffy Mix and whip up this easy from scratch cornbread. Butter, sugar, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, eggs, and milk. It is basically a cornbread cake. Super easy to make and even easier to eat! We've made this several times and it is quickly becoming our go-to cornbread recipe! Great with chicken, pork, soups, chilis, and stews. #cornbread #sweet #cake #bread

Ingredients:

  • cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1⅔ cup milk
  • 2⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture alternately with milk.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean.

Notes:

  • You can bake the cornbread in any pan that you prefer – round cake pans, square cake pans, or muffin pans. You will need to adjust the cooking time if you use a different pan.
  • Make sure to use plain cornmeal and not cornbread mix. You can use yellow or white cornmeal.
  • How Long with Cornbread Last? This cornbread will keep 1 to 3 days in an airtight container. I usually put the cornbread in a ziplock bag and store it on the counter.
  • You can refrigerate the cornbread, but it isn’t necessary.
  • Can Sweet & Buttery Cornbread be frozen? Yes! Bake the bread and let it cool completely. Wrap the bread in plastic wrap and freeze. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven until warm.

Steph

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  1. Made this tonight. It was perfect cornbread. I did add a can of corn kernels after mixing everything else. The texture and color were great. I was nervous that it would be too sweet but it was not. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Steph, I don’t think I can even count the number of your recipes of yours that are staples in my repertoire over the years. Thank you for all you do for us. I so appreciate you and all your hard work. Laura

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