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Southern Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Buttery Cornbread Baked in a Cast Iron Skillet
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Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins


  • 1 2/3 C sifted all purpose flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 2/3 C yellow cornmeal
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 2/3 C milk
  • 1/4 C + 2 Tbsp 6 Tbsp melted butter


  • Place a 12" Cast Iron skillet into your oven and turn it on to 425°F to preheat
  • Sift your flour and measure it out, place the flour into a large mixing bowl
  • Add in sugar, baking powder, salt, and cornmeal (whisk together)
  • Melt the butter, while the butter is melting; whisk the two eggs and milk together.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the dry mix and blend well with a wooden spoon.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture and gently mix until just blended.
  • Remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and pour the cornmeal batter into the sizzling cast iron skillet - this gives you that crispy crusty bottom
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, start checking at 15 or 16 minutes. The top will be a lovely golden color and a piece of dry spaghetti will come out with just a few crumbs, when poked in the center of the cornbread for testing.
Servings: 1
Author: Rachel