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 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

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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Billy User ID: 8974550 260011
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2017

"This would not be called Cornbread to some in the east US, add Ice cream that would taste good. Do I smell cake?"

laceyest User ID: 3475325 259969
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"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."

MissArlene User ID: 7057140 259968
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"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."

fantasticdreambird User ID: 7470348 259963
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"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."

Kasha User ID: 179140 259815
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"Made this as 18 muffins, will put some in the freezer to see how they do!"

deb9962 User ID: 6353234 258141
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2016

"This is the best corn bread ever!! its easy to prepare & to serve."

Catherine User ID: 8965091 256554
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

"I normally eat healthy, but every once in a while I will treat myself to some good 'ole fashion home cooking. This cornbread recipe I awesome! I made a pot of greens usi5n this cornbread recipe and felt like 8 was eating corncread cake! Yummmmmyyyyyy!"

Lstrange User ID: 5890429 255406
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"So, not the healthiest corn bread recipe, but it's SO good.

This is my go to corn bread now. I have reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup a few times, it was still fine."

AnnaPeaster User ID: 2168214 255321
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"Excellent- very moist. My husband tried it and said "I think I like cornbread now". Many recipes are too dry, but not this one"

earthchild528 User ID: 8156869 254725
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"This isn't cornbread....more like cake, but then I'm from the South."

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