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Buttery Corn Bread Recipe

Buttery Corn Bread Recipe

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. YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"Deleted all other cornbread recipes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016 Edited Mar. 31, 2016

"Great Recipe always a dinner winner"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"I Love This Recipe Real Crowd Pleaser, Made My day With My Dressing, Mmmmmmmmm, I'll do it Again..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"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......"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Very good corn bread"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"I used half the sugar so it wasn't overly sweet for me, but it's corn meal / white flour ratio is off I think. It tasted more like a yellow cake than corn bread to me. Not great as a corn bread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"Way to much sugar for me. This is more like cake. Just needs strawberries and whipped cream."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Very good recipe, its my go to now."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"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 ..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"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 ..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"My go-to cornbread recipe! LOVE IT!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Yum! My husband doesn't like whole or creamed corn and it's hard to find a good corn bread recipe that doesn't use them. This is now our go-to corn bread recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"I like sweet corn bread and this one was perfect for me! Moist and not crumbly."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"Easy and great tasting recipe! Thanks for sharing"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This recipe makes the best cornbread my husband and I have ever tasted!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"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!! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"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!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"Always make this when serving chili.

Thanks for sharing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Delicious, it always get rave reviews! !"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Great Recipe!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014 Edited May. 11, 2015

"Amazing! I did cut the sugar to 1/2 C - just personal preference. It was so moist and tasty! Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"Very moist, great flavor. Really love the sweet flavor and cake like texture. Freezes well also."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Replace sugar with splenda"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I wouldn't put sugar in. Especially that much!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"This is the best cornbread I've ever made! And I especially like that it uses ingredients that I always have on hand."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"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?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"Just. Plain. Good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Wow, this is a fantastic cornbread. Light, sweet and moist!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

"Just Awesome. I too used less sugar, a sugar substitute that is, and more cornmeal. Perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"So moist, it'll be nice to have this recipe for reliable, delicious corn bread!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2013

"This is totally my new go-to cornbread recipe! Love it!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"I decreased the sugar to 3/4 cup like others recommended. Fantastic! I might increase the amount of cornmeal next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"The best corn bread ever. Every one that eats this corn bread wants the recipe. It is easy to make and is such a hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"This was an excellent recipe; the best I think I've tried for corn bread. I'll be using this one from now on."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"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. "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"This was definitely the real deal! Texture and flavor were perfect. I will make this one again and again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"This was a very good recipe. We had it with a little butter and drizzle of dark Karo syrup and it was delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I recommended this recipe to my mom...she just made it for group of friends and they all raved about it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"A simple, delicious recipe. I've made it twice, and will make it many more times to come!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I've been making this recipe again, and again, and again... It's THAT good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Very good! Super moist and flavorful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"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!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"This is an amazing cornbread recipe! It is extremely hard to have only one piece!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Great recipe - I served with creamy wild rice soup. I also whipped 2 ice cream scoops of Country Crock butter with 3 teaspoons of honey. Even the few extra pieces were great the next day - heated up in the microwave to go with the leftover soup."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"easy and taste great"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"this is one of my keepers and it its the BEST!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"Wonderful flavor and texture!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Excellent! My husband (not generally a corn bread fan) told me to save this recipe and use as my go to for corn bread in the future. Good as is, or with 2 jalapenos and 1/2 bag frozen corn! Thanks for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"I made buttery corn bread to go with dinner and added some canned tomatoes with green chilies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"This is both delicious and simple to make. I took it to a chili/cornbread cook-off and one first place!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Excellent!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This is the best corn bread! Moist and does not become a crumbly mess like some other recipes! Great with Chili!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Very nice texture & flavor. Definetly a keeper"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"Great Flavor!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"great texture and flavor. Very sweet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Best cornbread ever! Love the sweet taste. I make giant muffins with the mix. Make this every time we want cornbread/corn muffins."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011 Edited Dec. 15, 2014

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"Very easy and very tasty! Thanks for sharing it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I swapped out the milk for vanilla yogurt. Sooo good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Tastes even better than the Krusteaz box mix. It's the best recipe I've tasted!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Excellent! Moist, not gritty, just yummy!

Even the batter is delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This was my first attempt at homemade corn bread since we've been married. My husband and our dinner guest loved it! This is definately a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Very delicious! One of the best corn breads I've ever made!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Great recipe !!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"This is the best corn bread I have found. I only make this one. My kids always as for it whenever corn bread is needed. My oldest daughter will NOT eat corn bread if she know I didn't make it. It is a great start for corn bread dressing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I have made this cornbread several times. My family loves it and it's very easy to make.

Elkton, Maryland"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"This is a delicious, cake-like cornbread. We like it better with less sugar (about 1/2 cup)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Have made this many times over the years, tried and true. Our favorite cornbread recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"This was a huge hit with my family!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"The absolute best and most moist cornbread ever!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2010

"I have used this recipe exclusively since the 2002 Taste of Home Recipe book was delivered. We always have this with Ham 'n Beans."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"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 REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"my family loved this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This cornbread is A. Mazing. My whole family loves this recipe, it's the only one I'll make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"The only cornbread I make! So moist and buttery! It puts traditional cornbread to shame."

MY REVIEW
mko
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I've never heard of putting syrup on corn bread.  It does sound good though."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"This has became the only recipe I use for cornbread it is fantastic! I love it with honey or maple syrup:)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"Wonderful! So moist and flavorful. A big hit with Christmas dinner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"So good, always a hit at our house. Really good with Pint beans or slow cooked chili."

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