Sweet Skillet Cornbread

Been waiting for a meal to try out my latest attempt at a sweet cornbread. Tonight’s menu called for my Turkey Chili and this was my moment. It’s definitely the best yet! 😋

It all started with an attempt to recreate Marie Callender’s cornbread… This one is not quite a recreation but similar and SO yummy!!! The primary difference is that I make this one in a cast iron skillet… I actually like this one better!

NOTE: If you’ve kept up w/ your cast iron skillet seasoning, you shouldn’t need to oil it before baking. If you haven’t, give it a quick oil before preparing this recipe. If you don’t have a 10″ cast iron skillet, keep in mind that adjusting the skillet size down will increase baking time and going up will decrease it.

TIPS: Sub 3 Tbsp bacon grease for 3 Tbsp of the butter for a savory AND sweet cornbread. Yum-O!!! Increase baking time to 27 mins if you prefer your cornbread with crusty golden brown edges.

Sweet Skillet Cornbread Recipe

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1.5% buttermilk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup melted butter.
  3. Add 2 eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, and 2 tsp vanilla extract, mixing until well blended.
  4. Slowly add 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 Tbsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt, continually mixing until well blended. Keep on a lower speed or even do by hand as you don’t want to create too many air bubbles.
  5. Pour batter into 10″ cast iron skillet. Use a rubber spatula to get it all, then to spread evenly in the skillet.
  6. Bake for 25 mins, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out moist, but clean.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.2g17%
Saturated Fat 7.7g38%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 209mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 43.9g16%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g6%
Total Sugars 19.5g 
Protein 6.4g 
Vitamin D 4mcg22%
Calcium 127mg10%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 315mg7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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