Buttery Corn Bread Recipe
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Buttery Corn Bread Recipe

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A friend gave me this recipe several years ago, and it's my favorite. I love to serve the melt-in-your mouth corn bread hot from the oven with butter and syrup. It gets rave reviews on holidays and at potluck dinners. —Nicole Callen, Auburn, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine eggs and milk. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with egg mixture.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Buttery Corn Bread in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p39

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2016

"This is my youngest son's favorite corn bread. It's so fluffy and light. Honey butter is good on this bread."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

"Should have read other reviews before making it. Seemed like a version Jiffy cake mix..very similar."

Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"I made this recipe tonight.

It was devine!!
I couldn't believe how moist it was, just delicious!
I have to say it was a bit sweet, I will try with 1/2 cup sugar next time.
Overall amazing!!!!
Its a keeper!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"Excellent corn bread! Very moist. You do have to dirty a lot of dishes, though."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Deleted all other cornbread recipes."

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