The Best Cornbread Ever (Sour Cream Cornbread)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the best cornbread I have ever had. Ever. No exceptions. As written, the recipe makes two you might want to halve it if you have a smaller family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together oil and sugar until well blended.
  2. Add eggs, 2 at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  3. Whisk in sour cream and milk.
  4. Add dry ingredients and beat just until blended.
  5. Let batter rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Spoon into 2 sprayed 9-inch pans (either round or square) and bake at 425 for 15-17 minutes.
  7. Let cool a few minutes, then turn onto a rack and slice, and serve hot with butter and honey!
Most Helpful

Super moist and not really gritty. The pastry flour and oil gave it a cake-like texture, and very light. Even my husband, who isn't a cornbread fan, has eaten multiple slices. I didn't have the whole wheat party flour, so I used regular pastry flour. Awesome recipe!

mum@home October 25, 2009

Excellent! I'm usually not a fan of cornbread, but I think I finally found the recipe that changed my mind. This cornbread is not "gritty", almost has a cake texture to it. My children do not normally eat cornbread, but they were asking for seconds on this one!

stew4 August 11, 2009

This is very good! My gold standard is Marie Calender's cornbread, which I've never been able to duplicate. This is the best one I"ve made at home. The only changes I would make are a smidgen more salt, a little more sugar and to bake it in one pan so that it is thicker. Very good and worth making!

s344418 August 06, 2009