Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
- 2/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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Sep 4, 2019
First time having cornbread and I loved it! Recipe was very easy to follow, I did reduce the sugar to 3tbsp as I was serving it with stew. This Scottish girl loved the finished result.
Jul 29, 2019
Great basic recipe!! NOWHERE does this claim to be "Authentic Southern Cornbread". Chill, people. If we all only made things just like our grandparents, there would NEVER be new recipes. I actually like some nutmeg grated in my cornbread (gasp!) and I used whole wheat flower to add a bit of fiber (double gasp!) and it was still really good. It's all about diversity - just like life!! I'm having mine with super spicy chili! Thank you!!!
Feb 3, 2019
Very good flavor and texture. Easy to make. Nice sweet flavor. Will make again.
Jan 31, 2019
My husband and I had this with a big pot of ham and beans. It adjust enough sweetness. It is a big recipe-13x9, so next time I’ll probably cut in half. It tasted really good with the beans on the coldest night this year!
Jan 22, 2019
Excellent recipe. To all the "Southerner" commentors, get over yourselves. It is a matter of taste.
Jan 21, 2019
I don't understand all these snarky comments. I read the intro and recipe a few times and can't see "Southern Cornbread" written anywhere. Who said that Southern cornbread is the only way to make cornbread? Actually similar kinds of cornbread is made with slight differences in many cultures outside the US, not only the North, some are sweet, some are not. When you read a recipe that does not appeal to you, move on to another. Cooking and baking is a labor of love.
Jan 20, 2019
People?! loosen up! its a recipe for 'buttery corn bread'. I am from the South, and I liked the recipe. Maybe the originators of "real cornbread' the Native Americans, Mayans, and Aztec's would think us Southern folk were crazy to add buttermilk in our corn bread? I made it, it was easy to make, and I liked the buttery smooth texture and flavor. It complimented my 15 bean soup very well. Do I prefer corn bread without sugar? Depends on what mood I'm in, and what I'm eating it with. If I were having it with greens, I'd probably prefer the old fashioned (NO SUGAR) cornbread....Gees?! Chill-Out..!
Jan 20, 2019
Sorry, this is more like Jiffy Corn Muffin than cornbread. It's for those who like that sort of thing. I can't imagine eating a sweetbread with syrup or plain when I want good old fashioned cornbread with my collard greens etc.
Jan 19, 2019
this is in no way cornbread. at first i thought it was a typo with "one cup of sugar"
Jan 19, 2019
Not Southern - real Southern cornbread is NOT sweet. There's a saying down South, "If God wanted cornbread to be sweet, He'd call it 'cake'". Yes, many restaurants add sugar these days. As far as the recipe - yes, it's good corn cake.