Sweet Cornbread Cake


This sweet cornbread tastes like cake. You can't go wrong with this recipe! If there are any leftovers, we have the cornbread the next day for breakfast served with honey and butter.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ⅓ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ½ cups whole milk

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • cup vegetable oil

  • cup melted butter

  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    Overhead of cornbread ingredients in various pans, bowls, and measuring cups.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Stir flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt together in a mixing bowl. Pour in milk, beaten eggs, vegetable oil, melted butter, and honey; stir just to moisten.

    Cornbread batter in a mixing bowl.

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  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

    Overhead of baked cornbread in a baking dish.

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  6. Enjoy!

    looking at a plate of sweet cornbread cake, sliced and stacked on top another


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
21g Fat
61g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 8g
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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