5 from 3 votes
Rustic Sweet Cornbread with Honey Butter
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 1 cornbread or 12 muffins
For the Cornbread:
  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract omit if using this recipe for cornbread stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
For the Honey Butter:
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Place sugar, softened butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing until well incorporated.
  4. Stir in flour mixture and buttermilk, alternately, with a spoon until just combined.
  5. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in an 10" to 12" cast iron skillet over medium high heat. When butter has melted, remove the pan from heat and swirl the butter around to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. Pour cornbread batter into pan and place in preheated oven.
  6. Alternately, if using a baking dish, coat the bottom of the dish with softened butter or non-stick cooking spray and pour cornbread batter into dish.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Baking time will depend on size of pan so watch closely towards end of baking time.
  8. Slice and serve with honey butter.
  9. For the Honey Butter:Using an electric hand mixer on low speed, combine softened butter, honey, and powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Transfer honey butter to a small serving dish and refrigerate until ready to use.
Recipe Notes
For Cornbread Muffins: Coat a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Divide the mixture between the muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.