Famous Dave’s Cornbread With Jalapeno Honey Glaze

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by mrib9329

This is BY FAR the best cornbread I have ever had. I got it from a special section of the Minnesota Monthly Magazine a few years back. I had a lot of the glaze left over, so you can easily make ½ of the glaze recipe and have enough. I made cornbread in a 9x13 inch pan and it was fully cooked in 25 minutes, which would lead me to believe that cooking time for the muffin tins may need to be reduced (I recommend checking after 15-18 minutes). Enjoy!

Top Review by Toni in Colorado

I'm revising my previous review. I forgot to write that I did not use any cayenne pepper, red bell pepper or jalapeno. My first review did not show. I wrote that for the presentation and texture I give it 5 stars. I thought it was a little sweet. I would never have thought of using a cake mix in cornbread. I think the glaze is very good. I did not use all of it. I used a brush to put it on. Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Mix first 6 ingredients in bowl (cornmeal through cayenne pepper).
  3. Mix next 6 ingredients in a different large bowl (milk through honey).
  4. All at once, add the dry mix to the wet. Mix gently; there should be no lumps, but don’t over mix.
  5. Fold in the mayonnaise.
  6. Let rest covered in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 400°F
  8. Spoon cold batter into greased muffin tins (9), a cast-iron skillet (9 or 10-inch), or a 9x13-inch pan.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes (until knife inserted in center comes out clean and the top is golden brown).
  10. Drizzle warm cornbread with jalapeno honey glaze.
  11. GLAZE:.
  12. Heat butter in a small saucepan until melted. Stir in the peppers. Bring to a simmer. Add the homey and cayenne. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Peppers should be soft but retain their brilliant color.
  13. Remove from heat and spoon over cornbread. This mixture may be stored covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Reheat before using.

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