Marie Callender's Cake-like Cornbread

"From MasterCook. Don't expect a coarse grained cornbread here. These taste more like corn cake, and are the most awesome muffins I've ever stuffed in my mouth. They don't even need butter."
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Ready In:
24 muffins


  • 1 (9 ounce) box corn muffin mix
  • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 13 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 13 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Thoroughly spray muffin pan cups with non-stick spray.
  • Pour mixes into a large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • The batter will be very thick.
  • Pour into prepared muffin cups.
  • I made 12 regular sized muffins and 24 mini muffins from one batch of this batter, and had a tiny bit left over for the"bowl lickers".
  • Bake mini muffins for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Bake regular sized muffins for 20 minutes, or until golden.

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  1. PaulaG
    This cornbread is very good. I used my Cornbread Mix Recipe #167160 for the muffin mix. Also, it is just the 2 of us so I mixed together the cake mix and muffin mix, weighed and measured out half. I then prepared 1/2 the recipe and have the other 1/2 to make another time. I baked the cornbread in a square glass pan instead of muffins.
  2. norcalmom05
    It's Super Bowl Sunday morning. I just finished making this recipe. It made approx. 60 mini-muffins to go with chili. I only had evaporated milk in the house so I used it, along with a second jiffy mix. Then I split the batter in halves & to half the batter I added a small can of diced chilis and 1 cup shredded cheddar. I agree, they are not the most "corny" muffins but the texture if great, and there is just a hint of sweetness. Thanks for the post. Happy Cooking!
  3. Roxygirl in Colorado
    I always make my cornbread from scratch, but when I saw this recipe with Marie Callender's name attached, I was intrigued. It came out exactly as I hoped!I loved the slight "cake mix flavor." I had to use a homemade version of the corn muffin part, but it was still a snap to put together. I baked in a 13 x 9 pan. Thanks for posting! Roxygirl in Colo.
  4. commercesd
    I've been making this for years and it is always a hit! Much more delicate than a traditional corn bread, which can be kind of course.
  5. Vickiw
    These were awesome!



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