Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a sweet cornbread similar to Smokey Bones cornbread. It is really light and is wonderful with honey butter!


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease an 8-inch iron skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar, salt, butter and vanilla until creamy. Stir in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and cornmeal. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture alternately with the milk. Beat well until blended.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with honey butter.
Most Helpful

Delicious ! So easy to make, and so good to eat. I like it best warm from the oven, but it's still good at room temp the next day. This recipe will replace all other cornbread recipes in my collection ! Note added 6/22/09...this works as muffins just as well, and it also freezes very well.

Terri Newell June 22, 2009

I chose this recipe because we LOVE the 'Smoky Bones' cornbread, and this one did NOT disappoint -- it is light, and has a delightful cornbread flavor. I reduced the sugar to a half-cup based on other reviews, and did not find it too sweet at all. However, we also created a "pecan maple butter" to go with it (similar to what Smoky Bones serves with theirs) which went with this cornbread fabulously well, but also made the whole experience quite a bit sweeter! Still a delightful accompaniment to our homemade chili, though, even with the sweet butter.

laframboi November 14, 2008