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Moist Sweet Cornbread Recipe

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Soft crumb, moist sweet honey-like flavor – this Moist Sweet Cornbread Recipe is a huge hit anywhere it’s served. This recipe is extremely popular and requested often. Plus, if you don’t normally like cornbread… this one will more than likely change your mind! 

Moist Sweet Cornbread

The best moist sweet cornbread recipe out there, just read the reviews. I promise this will be the best cornbread recipe you’ve ever tried if you aren’t a huge fan of regular cornbread.

There is nothing better than a Sweet Cornbread.

This cornbread recipe continues to be the most popular on the blog and it’s obvious why. Everyone seems to want a moist sweet cornbread recipe and one that keeps for an extra day or two as well.

Chili is popular too and I think everyone should be equipped with a good cornbread recipe they love.  

Have you ever tried to find a cornbread recipe that is moist and sweet at the same time? Yeah, I know I have. This cornbread recipe is just that. Wait until you try it. You will probably fall in love and never go back.

Moist Sweet Cornbread

Just read the comments below – the ones who try it that want a moist sweet cornbread recipe, keep it. For some reason, my entire childhood, I never really cared for cornbread.

That was, until my ex-husband, who is from the South, introduced me to his grandmother’s cornbread recipe. It was a little bit sweeter recipe, and didn’t taste as gritty as what I’d known cornbread to taste like.

It became my cornbread recipe of choice during the years of our marriage. When I got re-married, I really wanted to find a cornbread recipe that everyone in my whole family (all 7 of us) would eat, because even the one I had learned to love, wasn’t appealing to my children. It was time to find a moister, cornbread.

Moist Sweet Cornbread

Creating Moist Sweet Cornbread

It took countless tries, and many failures before I was able to create this Moist, Sweet Cornbread recipe. So many people say it is all over the internet and was there before I posted it.

Well, considering I shared the original form of this recipe on an adoption reunion board in 1995 to a group of about 100 women, and then again shared this version on an old website of mine from the late 90’s… I’m willing to bet it’s my recipe that is circulating around.

That’s okay though, share the love. I want everyone to enjoy it. But please don’t tell me it’s not mine.

The many ruined batches, countless hours in my kitchen and many attempts at perfecting this, makes that slightly insulting. hah

What can I pair this cornbread recipe with?

This moist sweet cornbread recipe is so versatile. Because it is a moist, cake like recipe it pairs perfectly with savory soups, stews and chili’s.

It also pairs beautifully with beef, poultry and seafood making it a great side dish recipe anytime you want something a little sweeter. Scroll down for a few pairing ideas! 

Can I add more to this cornbread?

Of course you can!

You can add whatever you want, but it’s great with a drained can of corn or jalapeno’s. 

Don’t forget the spice!

Add a little hint of cinnamon or sage, or try it with some added herbs.

It still tastes great and remains a moist cornbread rather then the dry counterparts you often find! And of course your additions are endless, so you choose what you love.

Moist Sweet Cornbread

How do I store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container or even a large ziplock bag.

We have frozen leftovers to enjoy on another date, just wrap in tinfoil and place in the oven to warm.

Our family loves to eat the leftovers in the morning for breakfast served with melted butter and honey. Delicious!

Seriously, it’s moist sweet cornbread that just reminds you of home and a little slice of cake. Because who doesn’t love cake? It’s not cake. It just kind of reminds you of it.

If you store in an airtight container, the cornbread should last for about 4-5 days.

Moist Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Moist Sweet Cornbread

It is absolutely fantastic with Chili. The perfect anytime addition to any meal, and the kids absolutely love it.

We bring this cornbread recipe for events, picnics and other activities often and we always get rave reviews and the kids that try it always tell us they didn’t like cornbread before.

An entire pan was devoured in only 10 minutes very recently, so I’m pretty confident it’s a winning recipe.

Serve it with this delicious Perfect Chili Recipe. Another great recipe you should check out is this Old School From Scratch Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese Recipe and for dessert, just whip up a batch of these really easy Gooey Lemon Bars.

moist sweet cornbread

Moist Sweet Cornbread

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This award winning sweet cornbread recipe is full of moist sweet flavor. It really is the perfect cornbread!


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Pour in the vegetable oil, melted butter, honey, beaten eggs, and milk, and stir just until moistened.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Watch the cornbread towards the end, you want it to be turning golden and starting to show some cracks.
  5. Remove from oven, serve warm with butter or honey or simply plain. It’s amazing!

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Friday 17th of December 2021

This is the best cornbread recipe ever. It’s so unbelievably moist! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe.


Thursday 16th of December 2021

Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe. It is the best corn bread I’ve ever baked. They are so moist , not crumbly and dry. I did reduce the sugar to only 1/4 cup from 1 cup, and it was sweet enough for my family.


Sunday 18th of October 2020

BEST Cornbread EVER ! I have been doctoring recipes for years and this recipe was exactly what I was looking for. I make this every week now to rave reviews. I also play around with ingredients if I have too and its still awesome. I use a Gluten free flour blend. I only use 1% milk, ran out of butter so substituted some olive oil instead ( still used Canola oil for the 2/3rd cup in the recipe ) Its always awesome. Thank you


Friday 19th of June 2020

I’ve been making cornbread for over 40 years and I made this today for the first time. It is definitely the best recipe ever. Not dry or gritty. Perfect. It’s my forever recipe.


Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Hello again .. ........ I just made this again and didn't forget the oil this time. It came out better than last time and it's really good but i thought it be a bit moister i 'm wondering if i may have cooked it too long. The edges are kinda crusty ........but still it's the best ever Thankyou

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