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 257199
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2016

"This would be more of a dessert. Might try Ice cream and fudge with it."

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."

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 254463
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"Easy to make, but too sweet for our taste. I'm going to try making it again using less sugar."

2124arizona User ID: 845443 249615
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."

Seabass_mum User ID: 8879232 249463
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

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

Cookie2366 User ID: 8866933 248555
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!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 247627
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

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

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