Close up of a piece of Cornbread with butter and honey
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5 from 7 votes

Cornbread recipe (creamed corn)

Recipe video above. This cornbread is super moist, not too sweet and not crumbly! It's a Northern style corn bread that's super quick and easy to make. Also see Cornbread Muffins!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bread, Side
Cuisine: American, Southern, Western
Keyword: cornbread, creamed corn cornbread, easy cornbread
Servings: 10 - 12
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats


Dry Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal , medium grind (Note 1)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (plain / all purpose)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup melted butter , unsalted
  • 2 eggs , lightly whisked
  • 3/4 cups (185ml) milk


  • 1 - 2 tbsp butter , melted (for greasing & brushing)


  • Place a 26cm/10" castiron skillet in the oven and preheat to 220C / 425F while making the batter.
  • Place the Dry Ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Place Wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix until combined.
  • Pour Wet into the Dry ingredients, mix until combined.
  • Take the skillet out of the oven. Add the 1 tbsp of butter and swirl it around to coat the base and halfway up the sides (or use a brush to do this)
  • Pour the batter in, smooth surface.
  • Turn oven down to 190°C/375°F, then bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean (or when you poke the top, it springs back).
  • Cool 15 minutes in the skilet before tunring out onto serving platter or cutting board.
  • Best served warm! It can be served in the skillet or turned out. Serve with butter and honey as well, to take it over the top!


1. Cornmeal -  Sold in packets labelled as "Polenta" in Australia.
2. Skillet -  I used a 26cm/10" cast iron skillet. You can use a similar size cake tin or loaf pan.
3. Make head - This can be made ahead and reheated in the oven at 180C/350F for around 10 minutes. Or microwave briefly to warm through. Do not leave in skillet overnight - it will take on a metallic flavour.


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.6mg