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Skillet Cornbread Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Can you really taste a difference with Cornbread cooked in a Cast Iron Skillet? We think so. It just seems to give it more of a crust on the bottom and sides and, that’s the part that has more flavor. Of course the real debate here in the South, is whether Cornbread is best prepared with sugar or without sugar. It probably depends more on whether your mother or grandmother used it in her recipe. So, what’s your opinion?



  • 11/2 – Cups of Buttermilk
  • 1 – Cup of Self-Rising Cornmeal
  • 1 – Cup of Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 – Stick of Butter
  • 2 – Medium Eggs
  • 1/3 – cup of Sugar
  • 1 – teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 – teaspoon of Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400º, heat the cast iron skillet at the same time.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl….
  3. Add Cornmeal
  4. Add Flour
  5. Add Sugar
  6. Add Salt
  7. Add Baking Soda, whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  8. Crack 2 Eggs into a measuring cup or small bowl.
  9. Add 1-1/2 cups of Buttermilk, whisk wet ingredients together.
  10. Remove hot skillet from oven, add one stick of Butter and let melt.
  11. Add the Egg and Buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients.
  12. Pour all but 2 Tablespoons of melted butter into the mixture.
  13. Stir the ingredients just enough to mix them together. Don’t overmix, some lumps in the batter are desired.
  14. Pour the batter into the cast iron skillet.
  15. Bake at 400º for about 25 minutes.
  16. Test for doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick or skewer. If it comes out clean, bread is done. If it doesn’t come out clean, return the bread to the oven and cook a few minutes longer.
  17. Remove the baked Cornbread from the oven, place skillet on a cloth or cooling rack and let sit for about 10 minutes to cool
  18. Slice warm, serve and Enjoy.


Try it with a little honey drizzled on top.

Keywords: Skillet Cornbread Recipe, made from scratch, cast iron skillet, House Autry, buttermilk cornbread, southern recipes