Unexpected flavor!

I found this recipe on my trip to NC and it has been around for generations. This is what many grew up with the only cornbread they ever had. I found it to be a little more cake-like because it’s very light and sweet with a touch of cinnamon. But oh my how wonderful it is!

Be prepared to love this – it does have corn in it. Chewy bits of corn and the unexpected cinnamon that adds to the sweetness and flavor.

It can be made a cake pan or as muffins. But always with lots of butter melting over the hot pieces!

CORNBREAD CAKE
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
One 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×13 oblong pan or two 9 inch cakes pans with vegetable cooking spray.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour and cornmeal. Set aside.

To a blender or food processor add the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, undrained corn, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Blend or process for 30 seconds or until well combined (some corn will still be visible).

Pour into the flour mixture and whisk just until flour disappears. Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 45-50 minutes for the long pan, or 35-40 minutes for cake pans – or until a toothpick or tester inserted in the middle comes out with large moist crumbs. Serve warm.

( Rub the top while it’s hot with butter…just ’cause!)

This freezes great, too. Just wrap tightly with plastic wrap and then foil and freeze.

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Comments
  1. shofar says:

    Thank you! I love corn bread and will go out and buy some corn meal tomorrow!

  2. Samantha says:

    This cake was gross!! Do not bother wasting your time and ingredients. I was looking forward to this and it was a BIG disappointment!! 😦

  3. Debbie says:

    Great cornbread recipe! It was a hit at a recent bbq and everyone b loved it!

  4. Mel says:

    Just made it this morning (minus the corn because I was too lazy to go to the grocery store)…and it’s delicious. Even my lucky son Approved of it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This was basically just cornbread, nothing special. I was really looking forward to it.

  6. Nancy says:

    Awesome recipe! Delicious and smelled amazing. Would make it again for sure. Thank you!

  7. Alot of ingredients but oh so worth it .have made several batches for holiday gifts. Was a great success with all..Happy holidays to all

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