Homemade Cornbread in Cast Iron Skillet

Easy Small Batch Cornbread Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A quick homemade "turns out everytime" cornbread . Great with butter and honey for a aweet treat or with homemade chili.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 -3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Lightly butter a 6-inch round cake pan or 8 in cast iron skillet and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and add your butter, milk, and egg. Stir just until the ingredients are combined with only a few lumps remaining.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until the top begins to turn a golden brown. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick or cake tester into the center and it comes out clean.


Serve warm with honey and butter or equaly as good served plain.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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  1. Hanna

    This recipe came out so well. I was going to halve a full recipe, but glad I looked up this one instead.
    I melted the butter in the skillet as the oven was heating up, and that left a good layer of melted butter in the pan. That makes the outsides nice and crispy.

    • Sydney

      Hi Hanna,

      I'm happy you found my recipe and it worked well. Great tip on the melted butter. Thanks and Happy New Year!

  2. Jack

    I used this recipe to day, making it in a cast iron skillet It was delightful. This will now be my "go to" recipe for cornbrea!

    • Sydney

      Hi Jack,

      I'm happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  3. Lindsay Hughen

    This cornbread was really good. I like a sweet cornbread and this hit the spot. I added about a 1/2c of frozen corn to mine.

    • Sydney

      Hi Lindsay,

      Thanks you for letting me know you like the recipe! I'm planning on making another batch of cornbread soon and will add the frozen corn, will be really good with chili. Thanks for the tip!

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