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Best Ever Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

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Love cornbread?  Or just want a taste of the ‘real south’?  This perfect everytime southern buttermilk cornbread is what you need !

First you need to invest in a southern cook’s go to tool. A 9″ cast iron skillet! Season it well (don’t depend on preseasoning to get you through) and then purchase only the finest creamery butter and buttermilk. Don’t skimp on the basics!

I’ve used this recipe for years (it came from my Aunt Dot) and its foolproof!
Perfect Cornbread every time ! (Personally I skip the sugar, because I just don’t like sweet cornbread, some do).

Give it a print! And let us know how your cornbread comes out!

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5 from 1 vote

Best Ever Southern Buttermilk Cornbread

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Debbie


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter melted in cast-iron skillet
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet and pour into glass measuring cup or bowl. Using what's left in the skillet lightly grease and heat in oven 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt in a bowl.
  • Whisk eggs in seperate bowl and whisk into buttermilk. Whisk into the dry mixture until just smooth.
  • Whisk in hot melted butter
  • Pour batter into hot skillet. Bake at 400° for 30 to 33 minutes or until golden brown.


Adding whisked eggs to the buttermilk first makes for quick mixing of the dry ingredients.
Hot Butter added to the batter is the secret key for perfectly browned cornbread!


Love cornbread? Or just want a taste of the \'real south\'? This perfect everytime southern buttermilk cornbread is what you need !
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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says

    5 stars
    That cornbread looks just like what I used to get from my best friend’s grandmother when I lived in Knoxville. I can close my eyes and taste it. I need to get a cast iron skillet. I left all mine in the states when I moved to Australia – 20 years ago! :)

    • Debbie says

      My cast-iron is a vintage pan and I think its a little more than 9″ so a 10″ pan would work. Or if you’re fortunate enough to have one of the ‘square’ cornbread pans, that’s the one to use! Thanks for stopping by!