Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I love tasting different cornbread recipes, and I have to admit, I think this is the best that I've ever tasted. Usually I have to put tons of butter on it, because it's so dry and just doesn't have much taste to it, but this recipe is very moist, and you can eat it alone, it's got a great sweet taste to it. Try it...and let me know what you think. Thanks to Betty Crockers Big Red Cookbook for this great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400³F.
  2. Grease bottom and side or round pan, 9x1 1/2 inches, or square pan, 8x8x2 inches, with shortening.
  3. Beat milk, butter and egg in large bowl with hand beater or wire whisk.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients all at once just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm if desired.


Most Helpful

Whoa BABY! I've been looking for a recipe like this for so long...

It was moist, held together well, it cut well, it crisped on the bottom but didn't get too done in the middle and best of all, it was hands down the best tasting cornbread I have ever eaten. We eat beans and rice once a week and I will be making this every week now that I have found it. I'm not can stop looking! This is it.

I used a cast iron skillet that I heated on the stove and greased with shortening. This did result in a crispy bottom but didn't really shorten the cooking time (oddly enough). I used stick margerine. I was concerned about how much sugar was in this recipe. I thought it would be too sweet but it was PERFECT. LOVE IT. Thank you for posting this!

Caryn Dalton February 10, 2011

I didn't have butter, had to use margarine substitute (veg oil spread)...used splenda instead of sugar. I'm trying to cut down on using a lot of butter and sugar, anyway. It was quick and easy, and the end result was surprisingly good!

Chef Treenie February 06, 2011

This is the best cornbread I have ever had! I've been told by all my family that it is better than any restaurant. I constantly get requests to bring this to pot lucks and parties. I have made it jalapeño cornbread by adding 2 freshly chopped de-seeded jalapeños. It is not hot at all but adds an amazing flavour to the loaf. Also I sometimes put shredded cheddar on top after pulling it out of the oven. I have also made it maple cornbread by exchanging the sugar in the recipe for granulated maple sugar. You just can't beat this basic recipe! Its sweet, southern, classic recipe with simple ingredients that are always on hand! I love it.

QueenofMaple May 21, 2014

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