Sweet Cornbread

Moist and fluffy Sweet Cornbread is perfect to enjoy all year long, but especially with soups in the fall.

Sweet cornbread is a MUST-HAVE side dish recipe, especially with soup! Try serving this with Taco Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup or our Classic Chili Recipe.

sweet cornbread stacked on a white plate topped with butter

The Best Cornbread!

Our family LOVES soup, so it’s something we make often and something we can’t get enough of when the weather cools down.

One thing we like to make that goes PERFECT with our soup is cornbread! It’s easy and quick and a great side dish for the meal.

About two years ago we were introduced to a version of Sweet Cornbread by one of my husband’s students, Bill, that was from his grandma.

Bill had made this cornbread for a party and it was the BEST Corn Bread I had ever tried (dare I say even better than our traditional Homemade Cornbread?!).

Of course, I had to give grandma’s famous recipe a go myself after trying Bill’s recipe. There really aren’t any secret ingredients, but I think it’s the sugar and sour cream that make it SO moist and delicious!

Jiffy cornbread mix and can of corn

How to make sweet cornbread

We know not everyone loves sweetness in their cornbread, but in case you do, here’s the simple recipe that takes just minutes to prep…

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

BATTER. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.

BAKE. Pour into a greased 9×11 pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

corn batter in a glass baking dish


There are so many ways to change it up! Here are a few ideas…

  • Use plain nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • Reduce the sugar for a less sweet version
  • Add cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon on top 
  • Incorporate cranberries and chopped walnuts
  • Top with honey butter
cooked sweet cornbread in a glass baking dish

Tips and Storage

For thicker bread, use a 9×9 or 8×8 pan and add a few minutes to the bake time.

To make muffins, simply line a muffin tin with paper liners. Fill the liners ⅔  of the way full and bake at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes.

Use a well greased cast iron skillet for a nice crisp crust. 

If you have any leftovers you can make sweet cornbread croutons. Simply cut the cornbread into cubes. Toss the cubes with melted butter and then bake. Bake at 350°F until the bread is crisp and golden brown

STORE leftover sweet cornbread in tin foil or a Ziploc. Store at room temperature for 1-2 days or keep it in the fridge for about 4 days. To freeze wrap the corn bread in plastic wrap and again with foil Freeze for 1-2 months. 

To REHEAT, wrap corn bread in tin foil and bake ay 350° until warm. Thaw first if applicable.

Sweet cornbread stacked on a white plate topped with butter

More delicious bread:

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

4.91 from 20 votes
Moist and fluffy Sweet Cornbread is perfect to enjoy all year long, but especially with soups in the fall.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 214 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 14.75 oz creamed corn
  • 1 small box Jiffy Corn mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 9×11 pan.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    It was super easy to use jiffy cornbread mix as the base and dress it up with the other ingredients. It made an unappetizing box mix delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks wonderful. I never thought of adding creamed corn to cornbread but will be tryin this Friday with our southwestern veggie soup.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a hit with everyone I’ve made it for. Very tasty and moist. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
    We ❤️❤️❤️ this recipe. The only correction needed is this is not a gluten free recipe. The Jiffy Corn Muffin mix contains wheat and wheat starch. I’m so glad I checked because today I’m making this for a family who has a gluten free member. If you need this to be gluten free, you can use Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Cornbread Baking mix instead.

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