Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Alright... I found it. This is *the* cornbread recipe that I'm using from now on. It's incredibly moist, and to quote Paula "so good!" If you don't have self-rising cornmeal, you can use 3/4 cup+3Tbsp cornmeal, and 1 Tbsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. If you don't have self-rising flour, use 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Most Helpful

I'm not sure when Paula Deen offered this...but it is NOT Southern cornbread. Look for her original cookbook. (before she modified the recipes to lower the fat content)

Anonymous July 19, 2015

This is a great recipe! I use my cast iron corn stick pan or muffin pan. It tastes like my long time "regular" recipe, but it is quicker and less messy since it uses self rising dry ingredients. I also like the fact that it isn't sweet, like so many of the so-called "Southern" recipes for cornbread. Sweet cornbread is good with some things, but overall my family prefers non-sweet. If you do prefer a sweeter version, just add 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar......the sweet version is really good for breakfast with about 1/2 to 1 cup fresh ( or thawed frozen ) blueberries.

Txan August 28, 2014

Very good! Best corn bread i have ever had. When i doubled it for a family dinner i used a round cake dish for cooking it, and it turned out great! Just like a cornbread cake ~.^ LOL thanks so much for posting that was a great addition to are dinner^.^!

Saphiragrrl August 26, 2009