Fresh-Baked Cornbread

Fresh-Baked Cornbread at Create With Joy

Many years ago, I frequented a Mexican restaurant that served the most scrumptious cornbread I’d ever tasted. It was moist – it was flavorful – and every bite was punctuated with fresh bursts of corn!

So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Girlichef was hosting Bread Baking Day #36 – a monthly event for “passionate and to-be bread bakers”. As soon as I saw the theme – “CORNy Breads” – I knew that my creative challenge for the month was to create the perfect Cornbread recipe – one that emulated the tastes and textures I remember oh so well!

After three weeks and several rounds of tasting and tweaking, I’m ready to share my recipe with you! Prince Charming loves the results. I hope you do too!


3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
3 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Fine or Medium Grind Yellow Cornmeal, Preferably Stone-Ground
1 1/3 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Buttermilk
1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
2 Cups Fresh or Thawed Frozen Corn Kernels
3/4 Cup Diced Red Bell Peppers


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Grease a 10-inch round springform pan with butter.

3. Use an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed to cream together the butter, sugar and corn syrup until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

4. In another bowl, stir together the cornmeal, whole wheat pastry flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

5. Reduce the electric mixer to low speed. Add the flour mixture (#4) to the butter mixture (#3) in two additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Beat until smooth and well combined.

6. Fold in the corn kernels and red peppers until evenly distributed. Do not over-mix or you will crush the vegetables. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 6 – Fold In The Corn & The Red Peppers

7. Bake for approximately 100 to 105 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the edges are golden brown and pull away from the pan sides. When it is done, you should be able to insert a knife into the center and have it come out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let it cool for 15 minutes. Remove the sides of the spring form pan.

Note: The cooking time will vary based on your oven – be sure you test this with the knife to ensure that the bread has baked all the way through.

Step 7: Baking Cornbread In A Springform Pan
Makes Removal A Breeze!

8. Cut into wedges and serve warm.

Serving Suggestions

Cornbread tastes wonderful with chili and soup, makes a wonderful snack, and is divine when served with honey butter!

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81 Responses to “Fresh-Baked Cornbread”

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  1. Jan says:

    NUM!! This looks delish 🙂

  2. girlichef says:

    Now that is dedication! And well worth it, I'd say. Your bread looks completely scrumptious. I'm so glad you were able to recreate a favorite memory to share with BBD #36 🙂

  3. Pam says:

    Oh yum. I love my cornbread with bits of this and that in it.

  4. Toesthattwinkle! says:

    I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

    mhmmm cornbread!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Paper Princess,
    This Corn Bread is after my heart, the corn and red peppers really add to it. Of course I can't wait to have it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

  6. Pamela says:

    I have some serious drool on my keypad and it seems to be your fault. 🙂 Just a yummy corn bread. I've never made it in a spring form pan. I'll have to try it.

  7. Yona says:

    I love cornbread muffins and this would bring an interesting change to the dinner table. thanks for sharing.

    Im a new Google Connect Friend following you from Buzz On By Thursday Blog Hop! Love if you'd follow me back.

    Yona Writes

  8. Jane says:

    the corn looks so good,it reminds me of mexican corn bread, I ran into that in texas years ago when we lived in there. I will have to try this ,thanks for sharing. Blessings jane

  9. Brad Fallon says:

    That is so yummy!

  10. Rabid Fox says:

    That looks great. I so rarely get to have cornbread.

    Following now thanks to Follow Friday via My Wee View.

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  12. thechattymommy says:

    looks delicious.
    I am your newest follower and would love a follow back!

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    Hi! I found you on the blog hop and I am so glad! I loved reading the posts so far and I'm looking forward to more! Please check out my blog 🙂

  14. Matt and Leah says:

    I thought I just left a comment but I don't see it now! Maybe it got lost or maybe you approve? I came here from the blog hop though and I'm so glad I did! I'm a new follower! Can't wait to read more of your posts 🙂

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  15. Matt and Leah says:

    Oh I see you approve them, I missed it the first time! haha 🙂

  16. Ashley says:

    Oh my gosh, I have to make this!!!

    Stopping by to say hello! I found you on the Hop Along Friday and I now follow you. Would you mind stopping by my blog and following back? Thanks!!

    ~The Reynolds Mom~

  17. Lorri Jeanne says:

    I wish I could reach through my monitor and grab a slice! I love a good cornbread- warm with maybe a little butter and a glass of milk 😉

    Now following you from Fun Follow Friday!

  18. SocialStudiesSoubrette says:

    Oh my gosh that looks fantastic. I will have to round up the ingredients and try it out. I just posted a terrific recipe for cupcakes at my blog. Come on over and check it out if you have time 😀

  19. Patrice says:

    I made chili last night and didn't have the time to create any cornbread. The poor chili was so lonely! Something was definitely missing. Yours looks yummy!

  20. Hug a tree with me says:

    that really does look good, I suck at baking:) new follower, check me out when u can at

  21. sues2u2 says:

    That looks delicious!

  22. Margaret says:

    My family loves cornbread and this recipe looks delicious! I'm going to be trying it very soon!

  23. TexaGermaNadian says:

    MMmmmmmM! This would be so great with some warm chili on this cold and windy day 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  24. Stacy Uncorked says:

    Ohhhhhhhh! That looks SO GOOD! I've never made corn bread from scratch – I think I'm going to have to try making this! 🙂

    Aloha: Super Bowl Plans

  25. SusieQTpies says:

    This looks awesome!!! Thanks for stopping in at my blog today during the follow friday hop and linking up! I'd love for you to link this recipe up in my recipe Tab! I get a lot of hits on those and it would drive some business your way! lol

    Let me know if you ever want to be featured as guest chef on my blog! I'd love to have you.

    I'm linked up! Susie

  26. Leandrea at Coupons Are Great says:

    That looks great! I subscribed to your feed (Read my Feed)

  27. Life with the Lebedas says:

    I'm not a huge cornbread fan but that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! 😀

  28. Carmie of the Single Nester says:

    On this cold wintery night, I could use me some cornbread. Hot and slathered in butter.

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    Hi! Following you from Fun Follow Friday on Simply Stacie!

  30. Kortney says:

    Hi! This cornbread looks yummy! I'm a new follower from the hop! I'd love you to come and follow me at

  31. Amanda says:

    Yummy! This post looks so mouth-watering! Please come check us out! I found your blog through the Fun Follow Friday blog hop.

  32. Teresa@multi-facetmom says:

    MMMM looks yummy!!!

    Following from Saturday Stalk Remix!

  33. Darcy says:

    That looks yummy! I love cornbread, but mine always turns out too dry 🙁

    I'm passing through from Fun Follow Friday 🙂

    ~Darcy & Brian's Tales From the Nursery

  34. trisha too says:

    Well, YUM!!!


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    I am your newest fan from Have a nice evening! Amee

  36. Andrea says:

    This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for the creative & inspiring blog! I'm new here from the Friday blog hop

  37. MaryBerry Boutique says:

    Yummy! I love cornbread with honey butter too:) Im your newest follower from a mommys sweet blog design HOP:) I enjoyed spending some time on your blog!

  38. Momma Monkey's Crafts says:

    I have never seen cornbread with chunks of corn in them! I think my family will LOVE this!! 🙂 I am your newest follower from Surfin Saturday 🙂 I'd love it if you would follow me back! Have a great weekend!

  39. Crys says:

    Thanks I am a new follower from the Saturday Stalk Remix and posted a blog hop!

  40. JustYolie says:

    I think I can smell the cornbread. I haven't had my breakfast and I'm starving! 🙂 TFS!

  41. Loree says:

    This looks amazing! I have been looking everywhere for recipes to make with my daughter- I am a new follower, you can follow back at The Stitching Chick! Thanks and blessings! 🙂

  42. Amee says:

    I followed you on twitter.

  43. Patti says:

    oh yum! I am going to have to make that this week! Thank you for sharing!!
    Patti =)

  44. SchmoobleeSaver says:

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  45. Yumi says:

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  47. Hot Mess Mom says:

    This looks amazing! I had a request to make plain cornbread tonight, of which I'm not a huge fan… I think I'm going to make this instead!

    I'm your newest follower from Meet and Follow Sunday! I'd love for you to meet and follow my blog back! 🙂

  48. shah wharton says:

    Hi there – Shah from Weekend Creation Blog Hop at here. Thanking you so much for participating in my brand new hop/ I'm very grateful to all who supported me this weekend. If I could ask that next week, when I hope you will return – could you post the button anywhere on your blog or post or if you loathe buttons everywhere, perhaps a link to the hop. That would be great. I'm already following your creations. Come back soon. Shah. X

  49. Young and Crafty says:

    MMMM now that looks yummy!

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

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  50. My Fitness World says:

    The cornbread looks good!!!! yum!!! I'm your newest follower.

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