Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this recipe in the November 1995 issue of Bon Appetit. It is a moist, sweet cornbread that makes a nice accompaniment to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is also delicious right out of the oven slathered in butter. You can prepare it a day ahead, just cool the bread completely, cover with foil and store at room temperature. This also makes yummy muffins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  3. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended.
  4. Add eggs and beat until well blended.
  5. Beat in 2 cups water and cornmeal.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into small bowl.
  7. Add to cornmeal mixture and stir until just blended. So not over mix, batter will be lumpy.
  8. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  9. Bake 35 minutes or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  10. Transfer dish to rack and cool cornbread slightly.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

LOVE THIS CORNBREAD! It's so easy to make, & it tastes OUTSTANDING! Will definitely be a standard in my kitchen from now on! I usually serve cornbread with a honey butter, but this time I'd just made up some apricot butter from another Zaar chef, & it was a real treat! Thanks for the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe cooking game]

Sydney Mike March 14, 2008

As much as my family LOVES cornbread, we had resorted to using the Jiffy box mix for years b/c we couldn't find a decent recipe. Those days are gone! This is the BEST cornbread I have ever had!! It is requested in my home quite a bit :o) It goes excellent with beans and ham, split pea soup, and is excellent heated up the next morning with some butter for breakfast! Thanks for the great recipe!!

kniven11 October 02, 2007

This was delicious! We enjoyed the touch of sweetness. Made for ZWTIII

Dreamgoddess June 25, 2007

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