Golden Honey-Butter Cornbread

Thick and spongy sweet cornbread with the fluff of a cake and texture of cornmeal.

This recipe for Golden Honey-Butter Cornbread combines traditional flavors with a perfect balance of sweetness and texture. The ingredients list includes common pantry staples like yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, and white granulated sugar, which form the base of the bread. The leavening power comes from baking powder, and a modest amount of salt enhances the flavors. The wet ingredients – vegetable oil, melted salted butter, honey, beaten eggs, and whole milk – are whisked together to create a smooth, rich mixture that infuses the cornbread with moisture and a subtle sweetness. The process involves mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combining them to form a batter, ensuring not to overmix. The batter is then poured into a lightly greased 10×7 inch baking dish and baked in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 35 minutes. Once golden brown and baked through, the cornbread is cooled slightly before being sliced and served, offering a warm, comforting, and slightly sweet treat that’s perfect as a side dish or enjoyed on its own.



Prep Time

15 minutes

Bake Time

35 minutes

Total Time

50 minutes


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk


Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine yellow cornmeal, all-purpose flour, white granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well incorporated.

Prepare Wet Ingredients: In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, melted salted butter, honey, beaten eggs, and whole milk until smooth and well combined.

Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the wet ingredient mixture to the dry ingredient mixture. Stir until the components are well blended without over-mixing.

Prep Baking Dish: Lightly grease a 10×7 inch baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray.

Pour and Bake: Pour the prepared cornbread batter into the greased baking dish. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cornbread in the preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool and Serve: Allow the cornbread to cool slightly before slicing and serving.

Mix together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk together the vegetable oil, butter, honey, eggs, and milk in another mixing bowl.

Stir the wet mix into the dry mix until well blended.

Butter a 10 x 7 baking dish and pour in the mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.