There are a couple of different ways to make cornbread, but my favorite is cast iron skillet sweet cornbread. My entire family prefers sweet cornbread to savory, and I think turning it into a cast iron skillet recipe makes it just perfect! I keep most of these ingredients in my pantry, so I can easily whip up a batch of cornbread as the perfect side dish to any meal!
Cornbread in a Cast Iron Skillet
First, you’ll need to gather the ingredients.
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
First, mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated, mix in the rest of the ingredients. Do not over stir the mixture, but make sure all of the ingredients are well incorporated.
Heat your cast iron skillet and melt some butter in it. Make sure you get melted butter all over the bottom of the skillet.
Smooth the batter into the cast iron skillet.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
This cornbread will be sweet and perfect with some butter on top.
Two recipes we absolutely love to pair our cornbread with are:
I love to take the cornbread and dip it into my chili. It’s probably my favorite topping! This recipe would also be good as a base for a chili pie or even a taco pie!
My kids beg for this cornbread on chili nights and devour the entire pan. Something about cooking it in a cast iron skillet just makes it taste better! So, so delicious!
I use my 10 1/4 inch Lodge cast iron skillet for this recipe. Learn how to care for cast iron with my Cast Iron 101 comprehensive post!
Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Cornbread
A delicious sweet cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3.5 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp butter
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add wet ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
Melt butter in a cast iron skillet.
Smooth batter into skillet.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.