Sweet Cornbread

This is my go to cornbread recipe to accompany any soup, chili or southern meal. It has an amazing sweetness that my whole family just adores. The best way to cook cornbread is in a heavy, cast iron skillet. It adds a crispy crust that is just amazing (be sure to preheat your skillet before placing the batter in it).

Sweet Cornbread
recipe from Food.com

1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup oil
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350°F Grease 8-inch square baking pan or cast iron skillet.
2. Combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Combine milk, eggs, oil and butter in small bowl and mix well. Add to flour mixture and stir just until blended.
3. Pour into baking pan or skillet. Bake for 35 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean.
4. For corn muffins, spoon batter into muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Recipe linked to Totally Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Cast Party Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday and Fusion Friday.


21 thoughts on “Sweet Cornbread

  1. There is nothing better than a great skillet of Cornbread. Your Cornbread recipe looks delicious and the photo is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


  2. Great recipe. My cast iron skillet is 12″, so I did a 1.5x amount on all ingredients. I also added in some corn kernels. Finally, I drizzled a little melted butter and honey on the top of the cornbread. Yummy!


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    • I would lower the milk to 1/2-3/4 cup rather than 1 1/4. Start out with less and add more if it seems too thick and dry (the batter should be thick but not too dense). I would also only do 2 tablespoons of butter. Hope this helps! Let me know how it turns out!


  7. Hi Meg! I made this cornbread today for our New Years dinner (black eyed peas, prime rib, garlic brown butter mashed potatoes, gravy, and candied yams) and this is by far the best cornbread I have had!! Kuddos! Everyone enjoyed it, and the husband is a tough sale on anything other than Jiffy and he even said that he likes it BETTER than Jiffy! Thank you!


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