sweet buttermilk cornbread & honey butter

i have been making this for so long now that i almost forgot what a jiffy cornbread mix tasted like. last week i made a box of my old favorite jiffy (i was in a jiffy, what can i say) and i couldn't even eat it after being spoiled by this recipe.
this is the real deal. if you like a sweet cornbread, if you love jiffy cornbread, you will love this recipe. it doesn't crumble, it is moist, it doubles easily, it freezes, you can use wheat flour, it is a perfect perfect recipe that i thank my lucky stars i found!
i make it so often i keep the recipe taped to the inside of my cupboard (don't even try to get me to eat win-the-cookoff chili or cream of green chile soup without it,) and really really it doesn't take much longer than the box mix anyhoo!

sweet buttermilk cornbread
recipe from allrecipes

1 stick butter
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.

Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

* sometimes i will double this recipe and grease two pans, and freeze one pan of cornbread, baked, cooled and wrapped in foil. or if i need a bigger amount, i double the recipe and cook it in a 9x13" pan.

** i usually do the old vinegar in milk trick to sub for real buttermilk, which works great. i have recently started using powdered buttermilk (baking aisle, by pwd milk,) and love that too.

whipped honey butter
rachelle's recipe

butter, softened

mix almost equal parts honey and butter, adding just a bit more butter than honey. whip in a stand mixer for larger amounts. if using unsalted butter, add a dash of salt. can add a couple of drops of vanilla. taste and adjust amounts as needed.


  1. No way!!! Seriously I was just thinking the other day that I was sick of buying Jiffy Mix. I want to be able to make it, there has got be a way!! And here it is!!! Thanks!!! I am on my way to go make this!!!

  2. What exactly is the vinegar in milk trick? I never have buttermilk on hand and I hate buying a huge thing when I don't even use half.

  3. vinegar in milk trick: add a teaspoon of vinegar to a cup of milk, let sit for 5-10 minutes. (you can also use lemon juice!)

  4. im going to have to go and make that also, looks and sounds wonderful, il let you know

  5. I just found you through Natalie Perry's food blog and I have to subscribe now because I am hungry just looking at your recipes. I need to make the asian chicken lettuce wraps and the banana spring rolls and coconut ice cream.
    Thanks for yummy recipes!

  6. I'm new to your site, and I love this cornbread recipe! A lady I've known for years uses this exact recipe, and I could eat the entire pan myself, well almost! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to trying more of your delicious recipes!

  7. Hi Girls and Welcome! Yes this is a goodie, and I admit I've eaten more than one or two
    or three pieces with my dinner before! :)




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