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Easy Sweet Cornbread

I have always love cornbread ever since I was a kid. It is a perfect side dish comfort food or eaten as a snack. This easy sweet cornbread is so yummy and simple to make using everyday ingredients. And the whole thing is done in about 45 minutes. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Cooling time10 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fast, moist, quick
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 8x8 baking pan
  • whisk or wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Bowls
  • shortening/butter/cooking spray for the pan
  • hand mixer (optional)


  • 1 cup cornmeal 130g
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120g
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar 68g
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 2g
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 5g
  • 1 cup sour cream 240g
  • 1/2 cup butter melted (salted or unsalted) (113g)
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Rack in the middle position.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the sugar, and sour cream.
  • Melt the butter until just barely melted and not too hot. Use the microwave or a pot on the stovetop. Whisk the melted butter in with the cornbread batter.
  • Add the dry mixture half at a time. Mixing it in with a whisk or wooden spoon. Or of course, use a hand or stand mixer. Scrape the sides of the bowl with the spatula.
  • Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan with shortening, butter, or spray it with cooking spray. Pour the cornbread batter/dough into the pan and spread it with a spatula until even.
  • Bake the cornbread in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into it. Enjoy!



Easy sweet cornbread recipe nutritional facts


Calories: 281kcal