The Ultimate Cornbread Recipe | Sweet, Moist and Easy

This Southern-style cornbread is made with Jiffy cornmeal mix and buttermilk for a sweet and moist result. Learn how to make it in a cast iron skillet with step-by-step instructions.

Cornbread has been a staple of Southern cuisine for generations and is loved for its sweet, crumbly texture and satisfying taste. In this recipe, we’ll be using a cast iron skillet to achieve that classic crisp crust and buttermilk to add extra moisture and tanginess. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice, this recipe is quick and easy to follow, producing perfect cornbread every time.


  • 1 box of Jiffy cornmeal mix
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use regular milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar added.


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside to heat up as well.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Jiffy cornmeal mix, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and honey.
  3. Stir until just combined, making sure not to overmix.
  4. Carefully remove the hot cast iron skillet from the oven and pour in the cornbread batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cornbread to cool in the skillet for 5 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions:

Cornbread is best served warm with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey. It’s a perfect side dish to a hearty bowl of soup or chili, and leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


This ultimate cornbread recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves Southern-style baking. With its easy-to-follow steps and irresistible taste, you’ll never go back to store-bought cornbread again. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to impress your friends and family with this delicious and mouth-watering treat. Remember, the key to success is using a cast iron skillet and buttermilk, as these ingredients create the perfect crust and texture. If you have any questions or tips, please share in the comments section below. Happy baking!

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