A friend gave me this recipe several years ago, and I think it’s the best cornbread recipe I’ve tried. I love to serve the melt-in-your-mouth homemade cornbread hot from the oven with butter and syrup. It gets rave reviews on holidays and at potluck dinners
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1-2/3 cups 2% milk
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine eggs and milk. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with egg mixture.
Pour into a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Bake 22-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm.
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1 slice: 259 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.