Knock Your Socks Off Cornbread

This cornbread isn’t loaded with corn, bacon, jalapenos, or anything fancy….but it still will knock your socks off!! My hubby officially told me that this cornbread was the best he has ever had….restaurant’s included!! Woo hoo, right?!?!

A few years ago, I made cornbread for my family and used my go to box of Jiffy. I had never made homemade cornbread because the boxed mix was simple, inexpensive, and a favorite of mine. When my hubby casually mentioned his love for sweet cornbread, I decided to experiment with ingredients and set out to make his favorite version myself. If you look through the blog, you will find lots of recipes, all equally delicious….but this one is the ultimate winner in my family!!

Served with some chili (perfect for those Fall evenings ahead), this was a homerun dinner!!


Knock Your Socks Off Cornbread


  • 4 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs yolks, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Stir until combined.
  3. Add in the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold into cornmeal mixture and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared 9 x 13 baking pan.
  7. Bake for 26-28 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes before slicing and serving!!

Recipe adapted from: High Heels and Grills

Knock Your Socks Off Cornbread

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  1. Baltisraul says:

    This was very good but different than tradition Southern cornbread. I used 1 1/2 cups of cornmeal and 1 1/2 cups of flour to give a more traditional taste.

  2. Kristin says:

    Surprisingly it stays moist for several days. My family had this over the course of about 3 days and it never dried out or began to get crumbly. I would say you could stretch to 4 days….but wouldn’t go longer due to it no longer being fresh 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    I just made this cornbread tonight to go with our chili. My husband and all my boys love it!!! It was nice a moist, the way we like it. We do not like it dry like a lot of cornbread is. It is a little sweet, but that was okay. Thumbs up for this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Renee says:

    Do I have to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form or can I just throw the whole egg in without all the fuss? Thanks in advance for a reply.

  5. Kris says:

    Going to try this today. Only change I’m going to make is more cornmeal and little less sugar. Everything else will stay the same.

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