Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Cale’s Cornbread

8 servings


10 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time


1/2 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup cornmeal (if self-rising cornmeal, leave out baking powder.)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs


Preheat oven 375°F and place cast iron skillet inside. (Adding cold batter to hot pan will help get crispy edges and a nice crust)

Melt butter.

Combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Whisk eggs into buttermilk.

Add the egg/buttermilk mixture and melted butter to the dry ingredients. (Cool butter off enough so that it doesn’t scramble the eggs)

Fold everything together gently until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. (If over-mixed, cornbread will be flat)

Remove hot skillet from the oven. Roll a cold stick of butter across the bottom and sides of the pan to prevent sticking and flavor. (I use around 2 tbsp)

Pour batter into the hot skillet and place skillet back in the oven.

Bake 30-35 minutes, until the cornbread is golden brown. Bake muffins 15-20 minutes.

Cornbread is done once the edges pull away from the pan and the top makes a knocking sound when tapped on. Cornbread should not sink in when poked and has a slight spring.


Serving Size

1 slice


318 kcal

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

8 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



75 mg


374 mg

Total Carbohydrate

40 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

14 g


6 g

8 servings


10 minutes

active time

40 minutes

total time
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