Buttery Corn Bread Recipe
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large 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
- 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.
1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Buttery Corn Bread
"Definite make again. I made only half the batter since there were only 3 of us eating it. I made 6 large muffins and baked about 18 minutes. They were so tender and slightly sweet. Yum"
"A good recipe, bakes up light and fluffy, but the next time I make it, I will decrease the sugar by half. Sweet: so depending on how you use it or what you pair it with may determine how sweet you like it."
"Very good, moist , not overly sweet, light, made 1/2 recipe and put into muffin / cupcake paper cups only baked for 19 min. I will be making this again. I will not be using the recipe on the cornmeal package ever again."
"This would not be called Cornbread to some in the east US, add Ice cream that would taste good. Do I smell cake?"
"Great cornbread. Moist, buttery, sweet. Some Southerners think they own the making of good cornbread but they don't. There's nothing wrong with sweet cornbread. I've had cornbread with no sugar, baked in a skillet with bacon fat and it's nothing to brag about. This recipe is now my go to recipe when I'm making cornbread. Two thumbs up! Add some jam and I'll fight ya for it."
"As a new bride I made corn bread & then asked myself, "Why?" It was dry & tasteless, so over the years I tried others & didn't change my mind. When I saw this in TOH in 2002 & tried it, it was just what I was looking for so have used it for years! My children & grandchildren love it, as well as others when I take it to potlucks. I don't change anything."
"This is sooo good! It's perfectly light and fluffy. It's the best cornbread I've made! It's really not a "cake" as some said as cakes have Equal parts sugar and flour, ie 2 c sugar to 2 c flour. Comforting on a Cold drizzling winter day."
"Made this as 18 muffins, will put some in the freezer to see how they do!"
"This is the best corn bread ever!! its easy to prepare & to serve."
"Excellent- very moist. My husband tried it and said "I think I like cornbread now". Many recipes are too dry, but not this one"
"This isn't cornbread....more like cake, but then I'm from the South."
"Easy to make, but too sweet for our taste. I'm going to try making it again using less sugar."
"Should have read other reviews before making it. Seemed like a version Jiffy cake mix..very similar."
"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!"
"Excellent corn bread! Very moist. You do have to dirty a lot of dishes, though."
"Deleted all other cornbread recipes."
"Great Recipe always a dinner winner"
"This recipe deserves four stars. It is the only corn bread recipe I baked & served in both of my restaurant journeys... Moist, delicious& flavorful. Thank-you for this awesome recipe. ---ginger meeder"
"Wow! I have used this recipe since I first found it years ago in a Taste Of Home magazine. My family loves this, especially when I use it as a complement to my chili."
"I've been making this recipe for well over 15 years. We love it! It's on the sweet side. I've tried decreasing the sugar for my husband, but I think he just prefers my skillet cornbread like his mom makes. I've tried other recipes, but I always return to this one for the rest of my family. Yum!"
"Very tasty! I made this to accompany a large batch of chili for casual gathering. They gobbled it up and asked for the recipe. I served it with honey on the side...yum! I think it was enjoyed so much because it is a bit different than the typical corn bread. I did decrease the sugar to 2/3 cup as suggested by others, but that was the only recipe change."
"I Love This Recipe Real Crowd Pleaser, Made My day With My Dressing, Mmmmmmmmm, I'll do it Again..."
"Pretty good! Came out golden brown and served it as a side dish with Red beans and rice. I used skim milk but otherwise followed directions. Next time I would decrease the sugar a little bit, maybe 3/4 cup, but otherwise no changes. Makes plenty!!"
"Best Cornbread EVER !!! If you're from the North you'll love it as is. If ya'll are from the South decrease the sugar to 2/3 or even 1/2 a cup, then sit back and prepare to enjoy the benefits of the most delicious buttery CornBread your mouth has ever tasted. Oh Happy Day......"
"Very good corn bread"
"Pretty good. I followed recommendations to use melted butter, cut the sugar, & used buttermilk. I also made it 50/50, flour to cornmeal & soaked the cornmeal to eliminate any gritty taste. One thing I usually do to up the flavor is to add pureed corn, but I didn't have time. Next time!"
"Way to much sugar for me. This is more like cake. Just needs strawberries and whipped cream."
"To me the cornbread is pretty dense and cake like as some of the other reviews mention. It is also very sweet too. A little too sweet for me. Good flavor and I don't regret making, just not what I look for in my cornbread. If I make again I'll cut down the amount of sugar. If you like your cornbread really sweet and cake like, this is the recipe for you."
"Very good recipe, its my go to now."
"I just love this cornbread. I served it during a get together at my home and everyone had positive comments and just loved it. I did change a few things; 1) substituted 1 cup flour with 1 cup cornmeal, 2) only used 3/4 cup sugar, 3) substituted 2% milk with butter milk, 3) did not cream butter with sugar, melted butter and added sugar and the directions where the same through out the procedures. I discovered that if you cream butter with sugar it will be more of a cake than cornbread. Same as substituting 1 cup cornmeal for 1 cup flour. You can try this if you want more of a bread texture than a cake. Still it's an excellent recipe... enjoy ..."
"I just love this cornbread. I served it during a get together at my home and everyone had positive comments and just loved it. I did change a few things; 1) substituted 1 cup flour with 1 cup cornmeal, 2) only used 3/4 cup sugar, 3) substituted 2% milk with butter milk, 3) did not cream butter with sugar, melted butter and added sugar and the directions where the same through out the procedures. I discovered that if you cream butter with sugar it will be more of a cake than cornbread. Same as substituting 1 cup cornmeal for flour. You can try this if you want more of a bread texture than a cake. Still it's an excellent recipe... enjoy ..."
"EXCELLENT! I love this recipe- this is the best cornbread recipe and this is definitely going into my family recipe repertoire! Thank you for sharing!"
"My go-to cornbread recipe! LOVE IT!"
"I like sweet corn bread and this one was perfect for me! Moist and not crumbly."
"I have never had good luck with cornbread recipes until I tried this one. Delicious!! I did make a few changes, I used buttermilk instead of 2% and only 2/3 cup sugar. It turned out moist, sweet, buttery and absolutely the best ever! This will now be my go-to recipe!!"
"Perfect cornbread....moist and delicious. I did cut the sugar back to about 2/3 cup which still gave it a slight sweetness. Served it with ribs during football game and it got rave reviews!"
"Easy and great tasting recipe! Thanks for sharing"
"This recipe makes the best cornbread my husband and I have ever tasted!"
"This was a great recipe. I used a 9X9 pan because I didn't have the size asked for. Baked it about ten minutes longer. Really a great, simple recipe."
"I absolutely love this recipe I have been using it for years. I usually make 2-double batches at a time. I make muffins and mini cornbread loafs. Sooooo good. Don't be afraid to go a little light on the sugar I usually do about 3/4 cup or so. I found a great way to make it slightly more healthy. When doing a double batch i do 2 cups all purpose 2 cups whole wheat flour and then I split the remaining 2/3 cups between chia seeds and flax meal. If it's too wet I just add all purpose flour 1tbsp at a time. You won't be disappointed. Also, make sure all ingredients are room temperature it mixes so much more smoothly. Enjoy!! :)"
"This was so delicious!! My husband said when I want him to make cornbread, this is the recipe he will be using! Thanks for sharing the recipe with my family and I!!"
"Always make this when serving chili.Thanks for sharing."
"Delicious, it always get rave reviews! !"
"Amazing! I did cut the sugar to 1/2 C - just personal preference. It was so moist and tasty! Thanks for sharing!"
"Very moist, great flavor. Really love the sweet flavor and cake like texture. Freezes well also."
"The best ever ,not dry at all had company over they said it was the best they ever had some even did not like corn bread said it is always dry but all asked for recipe"
"Replace sugar with splenda"
"There is nothing worse than cornbread that is so dry and crumbly, it falls apart. This recipe is nice and moist and sweet, there's no need to douse it in maple syrup."
"Very easy and super tasty! This cornbread is really moist and makes a lot so I think that it would be great to take to a potluck."
"This is the best cornbread I've ever made! And I especially like that it uses ingredients that I always have on hand."
"This is an outstanding recipe! I halved all the ingredients and decrease the sugar to 1/3 cup instead of using a 1/2 cup for the adjusted ingred. and baked in a 9X9 pan for 20 min. It was very moist and held together without crumbling. I will be making this from now on."
"This is a delicious corn bread recipe. I made it in a 9x9" square baking pan and baked it for about 32 minutes and it came out perfectly. It was light and moist and buttery tasting. The boys fought for the last piece!"
"Heavier than I'd like (which is why I didn't give it 5 stars), but the taste is good and it has good crumb. Maybe I need another 0.5t baking powder?"
"Just. Plain. Good."
"Wow, this is a fantastic cornbread. Light, sweet and moist!"
"Just Awesome. I too used less sugar, a sugar substitute that is, and more cornmeal. Perfect!"
"Tastes too much like cake and not cornbread. Has a good flavor - but if you are looking for cornbread, this doesn't really do the trick."
"So moist, it'll be nice to have this recipe for reliable, delicious corn bread!"
"This is totally my new go-to cornbread recipe! Love it!!"
"I decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup like others recommended. Fantastic! I might increase the amount of cornmeal next time."
"This is the best cornbread I've had, and the recipe is perfect as is. I also made it using half the sugar, and enjoyed it just as much."
"This was an excellent recipe; the best I think I've tried for corn bread. I'll be using this one from now on."
"I halved the recipe because it's just my husband and myself. Wished now, after tasting it, that I would have made the full one. We will have leftovers for breakfast tomorrow morning. "
"This was definitely the real deal! Texture and flavor were perfect. I will make this one again and again."
"Easy and makes a batch big enough for my ginormous family! I used buttermilk, as I was low on milk and had some buttermilk that needed to be used up. Delectable!"
"This was a very good recipe. We had it with a little butter and drizzle of dark Karo syrup and it was delish!"
"I recommended this recipe to my mom...she just made it for group of friends and they all raved about it."
"My family loved this. My husband calls it "cornbread cake." I can't say that it is my new go-to cornbread recipe, but I will make it again."
"A simple, delicious recipe. I've made it twice, and will make it many more times to come!"
"I've been making this recipe again, and again, and again... It's THAT good."
"Very good! Super moist and flavorful."
"We made this for the first time tonight and I have to say I will not be trying any other recipes. THIS IS IT! Goodbye dried out box mixes, too. Over-the-moon good!!!"
"This is an amazing cornbread recipe! It is extremely hard to have only one piece!"
"easy and taste great"
"this is one of my keepers and it its the BEST!!!"
"Wonderful flavor and texture!"
"This is both delicious and simple to make. I took it to a chili/cornbread cook-off and one first place!!"
"Very nice texture & flavor. Definetly a keeper"
"I reduce the sugar to 2/3 cup, reduce the flour to 2 cups, and increase the cornmeal to 1 and 1/3 cup. Tastes great! Next time I might use buttermilk instead of the regular milk."
"great texture and flavor. Very sweet."
"Best cornbread ever! Love the sweet taste. I make giant muffins with the mix. Make this every time we want cornbread/corn muffins."
"We've made this recipe for years in our house. It is one of the best cornbread recipes I've ever tried. I can even make it gluten/dairy free with a lot of success. Halving the sugar also works well if you don't want it quite as sweet. Serve it with my Game chili (http://heavenissmilingabove.blogspot.com/2014/12/game-chili-my-kids-cook-5.html) for a perfect and filling meal!"
"Excellent tasting and easy to make! Mine turned out gooey in the middle even with an extra 10 minutes of baking time, but I'll just be more careful next time. Tasted great!"
"Very easy and very tasty! Thanks for sharing it!"
"I followed the recipe as is. It is the best corn bread I've had. It is not overly grainy. I'm am very pleased and will keep this recipe."
"I swapped out the milk for vanilla yogurt. Sooo good!"
"Tastes even better than the Krusteaz box mix. It's the best recipe I've tasted!"
"Excellent! Moist, not gritty, just yummy!Even the batter is delicious!"
"I have used this recipe for years. I bring this cornbread to family get-togethers and it goes quickly. It is not gritty, dry or grainy. The children in the family particularly love it and insist that their parents ask for the recipe. I suspect that they like it because it is a sweet and moist cornbread. I like pairing it with a spicy chili."
"Very delicious! One of the best corn breads I've ever made!"
"I accidentally forgot the flour, but it still came out very good. I loved how moist and buttery it was, and my kids love it. I'm going to make more today and remember the flour this time. We liked it with the 1 cup of sugar."
"Great recipe !!"
"I cut the sugar to 3/4 cup I would not do that again. It was not sweet enough. I would also swape one cup flour for one cup cornmeal."
"This recipe is delicious! It's like cornbread and cake in one. I made the exact recipe but in muffin form. We ate them up. Will make again."
"very good, I took the advice of previous comments and lowered the sugar to 3/4 cup. Either than that, the texture, sweetness and everything was perfect!"
"I made this recipe to accompany a family beef and vegetable soup. It was the perfect combo of salty and sweet! As other reviewers mentioned, it is very cakelike. I tasted the batter before pouring it into the baking dish and found it to be too sugary. I added 1/4 cup of milk to tone it down and it was just right when it was done. Next time, I'll do 3/4 cup of sugar instead of a whole cup but otherwise definitely a go-to recipe! Even my picky fiance LOVED it!"
"I have made this cornbread several times. My family loves it and it's very easy to make.Elkton, Maryland"
"This is a delicious, cake-like cornbread. We like it better with less sugar (about 1/2 cup)."
"Great recipe! Very moist and it has a wonderful flavour compared to other "bland" corn bread recipes we've tried. Definitely a keeper we'll use over and over!"
"Have made this many times over the years, tried and true. Our favorite cornbread recipe."
"This was a huge hit with my family!"
"The absolute best and most moist cornbread ever!"
"This is a very good and moist cornbread. really liked the flavor. Only thing is too much flour - causing it to have too much of a "cake" texture. Next time I make this I think I will add less flour and more cornmeal. Overall a very good cornbread,better than any other recipe I've tried."
"I have used this recipe exclusively since the 2002 Taste of Home Recipe book was delivered. We always have this with Ham 'n Beans."
"I have made this many times for my family. My kids LOVE this . . . we refer to it as "corncake" because it is so delicious. It reminds me of what is served at Marie Calender's restaurant."
"I've been looking for a good corn bread recipe. I've tried several others but nothin compares to this one. I added chopped jalepeno for the hubby though. All in all, 5 stars! Oh don't forget to spread butter!"
"my family loved this one."
"This cornbread is A. Mazing. My whole family loves this recipe, it's the only one I'll make."
"The only cornbread I make! So moist and buttery! It puts traditional cornbread to shame."
"This is my standard corn bread recipe, too. We prefer it a little less sweet so I decreased the sugar to 2/3 c. and that works well for us."
"I've never heard of putting syrup on corn bread. It does sound good though."
"This has became the only recipe I use for cornbread it is fantastic! I love it with honey or maple syrup:)"
"So good, always a hit at our house. Really good with Pint beans or slow cooked chili."