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Buttery Cornbread

A friend gave me this recipe several years ago, and I think it's the best cornbread recipe I've tried. I love to serve the melt-in-your mouth homemade cornbread 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.



Test Kitchen tips
  • Add more flavor by stirring in orange zest.
  • Cornbread went stale? Don't worry! You can crumble it up to use as breadcrumbs or cube it to make stuffing.
  • Try our other takes on cornbread.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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    • wendymayer
      Sep 21, 2020

      This is delicious corn bread. I don’t care what you want to call it. Thanks Nicole.

    • rujerro
      Aug 28, 2020

      The buttery flavor and soft crumb is wonderful. I always cut the sugar by half (or more) since my diet can't tolerate all of that. But give this a try!

    • Katy's mom
      Aug 18, 2020

      No comment left

    • deb9962
      Apr 27, 2020

      Love this cornbread! best recipe I've found!! Been using it for awhile..

    • Lo
      Apr 11, 2020

      Love this cornbread. Followed recipe, added just a little more milk because I thought the batter was a bit thick

    • BradleyMac
      Mar 19, 2020

      Very good. I switch between this recipe

    • Bonnie
      Feb 13, 2020

      Can this be made with sugar substitute

    • Mabjtoney
      Feb 13, 2020

      Have not tried yet! But had to commend Frances for the best comment I have ever read on a review!!!!! So so true!!! To each his own and let others enjoy or not without your opinion of what they like!!

    • LauraGThompson
      Jan 23, 2020

      Ok...so I thought this was very good and I’m from Virginia. I’ve decided that I don’t like cornbread at all but love corn cake instead. We all have different tastes and I’ve found as I’ve gotten older that food I thought was good as a kid really wasn’t that great!

    • jderck
      Jan 22, 2020

      Thank you, Nicole, for sharing what looks like a yummy recipe. I am looking forward to making exactly like your recipe stated.