This cornbreadis the typical american cornbread. It is a classic. I like it a lot, because it is sweet , because of the honey it calls for. It is a perfect bread to eat along with meat. It is used in fact, to eat along ribs, or chicken wings, with all types of sauces, the flavors go great together.

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The best cornbread recipe that is sweet, fluffy and soft

This breadis addictive. My mom makes a cornbread a “pan de elote“, like a flourless cornbread, a different type. My mom´s recipe calls for actual corn, you can feel the bits of corn when eating it and it´s a bit more savory. If you have not tried it before it is a complete must try.

This cornbread is the all american recipe, it is fluffy and so soft. I like it so much that I even eat it sometimes as breakfast or as a dessert, with some extra butter and maybe some strawberry jam, or any othre flavor I like.

Using honey in this recipe is key, because it gives it a mellow and rich flavor to this cornbread. This and the melted butter make this a marvellous recipe.

The ultimate cornbread recipe

A very imortant part of this recipe is preheating the pan or mold where you will cook this. When pouring the mixture in the pan, it has to be hot already. If it is hot as it should, you will hear a “zzzzzz” sound, and that is esactly what we want.

Now, when I make this bread, I use lots of different pans or molds, sometimes I use a square mold and other I use a muffin tin, to get individual portions. You can use whichever mold you like. In fact, you can use a cast iron pan. You prehreat it in the oven and cook your bread there. This is the traditional way to cook it.

If you like this recipe, you have to go see our flourless cornbread, or corn cake, which is a mexican recipe similar to cornbread.

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
  • 1 C all purpouse flour
  • 1 1/4 C cornmeal
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 C butter , melted
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease a square or round cake pan and set aside.  

  2. In a big bowl, mix the all purpouse flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Make a holw in the middle of the flour and add the eggs, buttermilk, milk, honey, butter and oil. Stir with a spatula until there are only a few lumps remaining.

  3. Pour the mixture in the previously greased pan and bake at 400°F (200°C) for 20-25 minutes until the top starts to turn golden brown. Servir caliente con un poco de mantequilla encima. 

How to make homemade cornbread

Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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