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Southern Cornbread in a cast iron skillet with butter and honey

Southern Cornbread

  • Author: Stacey | The Southern Spoonful
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish, Bread
  • Method: Baking


Discover the irresistible taste of Southern Cornbread, a beloved classic. Enjoy its golden crust, moist interior, and rich flavor. 


Units Scale
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Corn Meal
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Baking Power
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix your dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Beat the egg in a small bowl. Pour your milk and beaten egg into your dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spray an 8×8 baking dish or a cast iron skillet.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan or cast iron skillet and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Buttermilk Substitute 

Milk + Lemon Juice: Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Milk + Vinegar: Mix 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar.

Keywords: Cajun, Cornbread, Skillet Cornbread