I'm looking for a fluffy sweet cornbread recipe

Don't hate me Southerners! But I'd like to make a fluffy cornbread that's on the sweet side. One that has height to it, almost cakey, but not over-the-line dessert. Does anyone have a no-fail recipe for this style of cornbread?

  • Posted by: CL
  • March 25, 2017


Jennifer W. March 27, 2017
I too have been looking for my idea of the perfect cornbread for years! Fluffy and on the sweet side... well a few months ago I found it! May I suggest having with maple syrup the next day or with sliced strawberries, whipped cream and tapioca pudding:)

1 c flour
1 c WHITE cornmeal
1/2- 2/3 c sugar (depending on sweetness desired)
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 c milk or buttermilk
1/3 c oil

Heat oven to 400. Thoroughly grease with butter 8x8 pan. Mix ingredients until just combined, bake 20-25 minutes.
CL March 27, 2017
Thank you, everyone! That looks pretty good Jennifer! I ended up using this recipe: https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/sweet-fluffy-cornbread-5/179925 Which was close, but almost toooo cake-like. I may try it again with a little more cornmeal and a little less flour, but it was fluffy and sweet without being overly sweet. Thanks again!
Trena H. March 25, 2017
This is my favorite sweet cornbread recipe from Serious Eats. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/01/moist-and-tender-brown-butter-cornbread-recipe.html
Dona March 25, 2017
No hate mail please.

2 (8.5 ounce) packages of Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
5 eggs
2 cups milk
⅓ cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir corn muffin and cake mix together in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, and vegetable oil and stir. Transfer batter to a greased 9x13 and 8x8 baking dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Joy H. March 25, 2017
This is pretty much what I was going to suggest =)
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