Best cornbread recipe! This sweet cornbread recipe is part cake mix, part cornbread mix for moist and delicious cornbread.
I first had this recipe years ago when I was at Girl Scout camp, and I loved it! I’m a huge fan of both cake and cornbread, so combining the two suited me just fine.
How to make this cornbread
This cornbread is part cake mix and part cornbread mix. Simply whisk the two mixes together, add in the remaining ingredients, and bake. It’s that easy!
What type of yellow cake mix should I use
That depends! I use either homemade yellow cake mix or a yellow cake with pudding. The cornbread is a little moister and more cake-like.
However, if you’d like it to be a little less sweet, try using a yellow cake mix that doesn’t have pudding in the mix.
What type of milk can I use
Anything from skim milk to whole milk will work in this recipe. If you go more toward the whole milk, you’ll end up with a richer cornbread.
You can even use buttermilk in this recipe if you’d prefer.
How to store the cornbread (and how long does it last)
I store it, covered, at room temperature. I think it’s best eaten in the first two days after it’s made.
Recipes that go well with this sweet cornbread recipe
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- 15 ounce box yellow cake mix*
- 7 ounce package cornbread mix
- 1/2 cup milk**
- 4 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Grease 9x13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Whisk cake mix and corn bread mix together in a large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and whisk well to combine.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan.
- Yellow cake mix with or without pudding will work. You can also make your own homemade cake mix with this recipe.
- Any type of milk from skim to whole milk will work.
- Please see explanations above the recipe for more in-depth answers about substitutions and types of products to use.
- Nutrition values are estimates.
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Comments & Reviews
I tried this recipe with buttermilk and the results were fantastic. It was moist and oh so good!
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!
Leslie Kim Hamilton says
Do you know the receipy for Southern Brown Sugar Honey Cornbread.?
No, I’m afraid I’m not familiar with that version.
This cornbread reminds me of a restaurant we used to go to for soup and cornbread in college. So easy and tasty.
Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that. =)
Very easy and delicious! Thank you!
Thank you! I’m so glad that you liked it! Thanks for commenting. =)
I have tried this recipe 2 times now and it just never seems to cook in the time recommended. I have used 2 different ovens a d still takes close to an hour and half to fully cook.
Gosh! That is a really long time! I have been making this recipe for years and have also made this recipe using multiple ovens. I know ovens can vary, but I’ve never had it take anywhere close to that. Are you making any changes to the recipe? What type of pan are you using?
I made this to go with your bbq chili, it was really good! My family likes sweet cornbread and this couldn’t be easier!
Thank you so much! I’m glad that your family likes it. =) Thank you for coming back to comment.