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The best sweet cornbread recipe that is fluffy and delicious! This easy recipe will show you a short cut on how to make delicious cornbread using a box of cake mix.

A square of the best cornbread made from cake mix on a white plate and topped with a pad of butter

My aunt Crystal is the queen of classic foods made easy, and this is her recipe for delicious cornbread muffins that are soft, not starchy and deliciously sweet! Best of all, this recipe is super simple to toss together and it feeds a crowd!

*We updated this post with a new, semi-homemade version that my family prefers. If you’re looking for the homemade cornbread muffin recipe we originally posted in 2010, keep scrolling to the bottom of the post.

How To Make Cornbread With Cake Mix

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Sweet & Easy Cornbread Recipe

The best sweet cornbread recipe that is fluffy and delicious
Course Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 Square
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 box of white or yellow cake mix plus ingredients called for on the box
  • 2 boxes of Jiffy corn bread mix plus ingredients called for on the box


  1. Preheat oven to 350Ėš. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners, or lightly grease 1 9x13 casserole pans with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix according to package directions, then set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the 2 boxes of cornbread mix according to package directions, then add it to the cake mix bowl. Mix well.
  4. Distribute batter into muffin tins or cake pan.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until cooked through. Muffins take about 15 minutes and the cake takes about 40, depending on how thick your batter is.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Easy Cornbread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Serve and enjoy!

a slice of cornbread made using cake mix on a white plate and topped with a pad of butter

Yum! I love light and fluffy cornbread!

Here is the homemade version….

Sweet Cornbread Muffins:

makes 12 muffins

Sweet Cornbread Ingredients –

  • ½ cup margarine
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup frozen yellow corn

Sweet Cornbread Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a muffin pan, or line it with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, honey, eggs and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the flour, cornmeal and baking powder, then mix well. Slowly add the milk.
  4. Add corn to the bowl and mix with your hands until combined.
  5. Fill each muffin cup with batter and bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are cooked through.


a bowl of chili with a slice of cornbread on the side

This cornbread muffins post first published on Somewhat Simple in 2010. 

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