Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread

Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread
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This easy cornbread recipe for Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread is a Southern classic that you will make again and again. Cornbread goes well with just about any meal, which means that this Southern cornbread can be your go-to bread recipe for both holidays and weeknight dinners. Southern cornbread is traditionally a bit dry and crumbly, but this version is sweet and moist. Sugar, buttermilk, and a generous amount of flour all help to make this Sweet Buttermilk Cornbread sweeter than traditional Southern cornbread.

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13 inch baking dish


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish.

  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

  4. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then beat in the sugar.

  5. Mix in the buttermilk until blended, then add the melted butter.

  6. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture; mix well.

  7. Add the cornmeal and blend thoroughly.

  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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