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Buttery Cornbread

A friend gave me this cornbread recipe several years ago, and I think it's the best recipe I've tried. I love to serve this melt-in-your mouth homemade cornbread hot from the oven with butter and syrup. It gets rave reviews on holidays. —Nicole Callen, Auburn, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 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, 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.
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  • 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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    • jmgoslin
      Feb 14, 2021

      Best corn bread ever! Love the simple ingredient list. We like them as muffins.

    • carolyn
      Feb 4, 2021

      To much flour, not enough cornmeal.

    • Michael
      Dec 9, 2020

      I like this recipe, easy to make and tasty. I made a few changes: used Pamala's gluten Free baking flour; instead of sugar I used ½ cup monk fruit sweetener; and cut the butter to ½ cup. It baked up really nice. I think I will put some corn kernels in next time.

    • 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