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Buttery Cornbread

A friend gave me this cornbread recipe several years ago, and it's my favorite of all I've tried. I love to serve the melt-in-your mouth cornbread hot from the oven with butter and syrup. It gets rave reviews on holidays and at potluck dinners. —Nicole Callen, Auburn, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-2/3 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Combine eggs and milk. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with egg mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm.



Test Kitchen tips
  • Add more flavor by stirring in orange zest.
  • Cornbread went stale? Don't worry! You can crumble it up to use as breadcrumbs or cube it to make stuffing.
  • Try our other takes on cornbread.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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