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Golden Sweet Cornbread


30 min

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Golden Sweet Cornbread Photo 1


30 min


12 persons




4.00 rating-star (3)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Cornbread is a real treat with chili, ribs, or barbecued chicken. You could even use this sweet, homemade cornbread to make stuffing for your Thanksgiving feast! This easy recipe is made from scratch with no mix. My mom made this for me as a child, and now it's my family's favorite. Serve with butter, jam, honey, or your favorite spread.


  • all-purpose flour: 1 cup
  • yellow cornmeal: 1 cup
  • white sugar: 0.66667 cup
  • baking powder: 3.5 tsp
  • salt: 1 tsp
  • milk: 1 cup
  • vegetable oil: 0.33333 cup
  • egg: 1 piece

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
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  2. Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add milk, vegetable oil, and egg; whisk until well combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
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  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
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History of the Golden Sweet Cornbread Cornbread is a staple in Southern cuisine, originating from Native American culture. Early versions of cornbread were made with cornmeal and water, but as the recipe evolved, sugar and other ingredients were added. This sweet version of cornbread has become popular for its versatility and taste. It's perfect alongside savory dishes or as a sweet treat on its own.

Tips and Tricks for Golden Sweet Cornbread Recipe

  • Be sure to mix the dry ingredients before adding the wet ingredients to ensure they’re evenly distributed.
  • Mix the batter as little as possible to prevent the cornbread from being tough.
  • If you don’t have a round cake pan, a square pan or cast-iron skillet work just as well.
  • For an extra moist cornbread, add a tablespoon of sour cream or Greek yogurt to the batter.

Tips for presenting the dish

  • Serve the cornbread warm with butter, jam, or honey on the side.
  • Cut the cornbread into wedges and place them on a serving platter with fresh herbs to add a pop of color.
  • For a Southern-style presentation, serve the cornbread in a cast-iron skillet straight from the oven.
  • Pair with your favorite comfort food dish like chili, fried chicken, or barbecue ribs.

What Goes With Cornbread?

Cornbread is great with just about anything, but it pairs especially well with hearty soups, stews, and chilis.

How to Store Cornbread

Wrap the cooled cornbread in storage wrap or place it in a shallow, airtight container. Store it at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Can You Freeze Cornbread?

Yes! You can freeze cornbread for up to three months. Allow it to cool, then transfer it to a zip-top freezer bag (make sure to squeeze out the excess air) or freezer-safe container. Wrap in a layer of foil for extra protection. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

How to Reheat Cornbread

The best way to reheat cornbread is in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the cornbread pieces on a baking sheet. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 10 minutes. If the leftover cornbread seems dry, top it with butter to restore the moisture.

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