This Sweet Southern Cornbread is a buttery, sweet(er) cornbread with a velvety texture. It is moist, soft and tender; and it comes out perfect every single time.
UPDATE 2020: Minor modification to the recipe, new pictures and a VIDEO!!!
I taste-tested dozens of recipes to find a cornbread recipe with the perfect texture, level of sweetness and overall flavor. This recipe knocks my socks off. It trumped my delicious family recipe (which I will give to you at a later date). My only regret about this recipe is that I didn’t write down where I got it. Whomever created this National Treasure cannot get credit where credit is so clearly due.
Sometimes I make chili or pulled pork just to feel obligated to make this cornbread.
If you are going to limit yourself to just one piece of this buttery, moist American tradition, then you had better make it a big one!
It should be noted that I have been making this sweet southern cornbread recipe for over 10 years! The restaurant staff begs for me to make this cornbread for family meal, and I happily oblige, which is how I know that you can scale this recipe up to make multiple full sheet pans! Watch it disappear in an instant!
Freezing Leftovers UPDATE: I wrapped my leftover slices immediately after cooling tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil and sealed that packet inside a plastic freezer bag. Last night I took it out of the freezer after several months, unwrapped the cornbread from the foil and plastic wrap and re-wrapped the slices in parchment paper. I threw the parchment paper packet into the oven at 400° (I was cooking chicken at the same time) and baked it for ~ 10 minutes or until it is warmed through. It was still magically moist!Print