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Best Sweet Cornbread Recipe

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5 from 10 reviews

Homemade sweet cornbread is a delightful side dish that pairs perfectly with chili, ribs, or chicken. Baked until golden brown with just the right sweetness and a drizzle of honey, it’s the best homemade cornbread recipe!

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


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  • 3 cups all-purpose cups flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup butter, melted


  1.  Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish or use a similar-sized (large) cast-iron skillet for a rustic touch.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir them together until well mixed.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter, until they are well combined.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Overmixing can make your cornbread less tender. We want fluffy and moist cornbread!
  5. Pour the batter: Pour the cornbread batter into the greased baking dish or large skillet.
  6. Bake: Place the dish or skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and serve: Remove the cornbread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. It’s best served warm with a drizzle of honey and a pat of butter.
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Category: Savory/Sweet
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American