Cast Iron Skillet Baked Cornbread

Recipe by Doodle Pirate
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 8-12
YIELD: 1 skillet


  • 1 14
    cups cornmeal
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 23
    cup sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 14
    cups milk
  • 14
    cup oil (vegetable or canola NOT olive oil)
  • 3
    tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 -4
    3 -4 tablespoons Crisco (for oiling skillet) or 3 -4 tablespoons lard (for oiling skillet)


  • Position oven rack in the middle of your oven, preheat oven to 350, place skillet in cold preheating oven in center of the middle rack.
  • In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate smaller bowl combine wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
  • Combine wet ingredients into dry and mix until well blended.
  • Slide the oven rack, with the skillet on it, out and place last of the butter into hot skillet. Immediately pour batter into hot skillet, and slide oven rack into place.
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.