Cast Iron Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread meets cast iron skillet with this one bowl Cast Iron Buttermilk Cornbread. All ingredients are mixed in one bowl and then baked in a cast iron skillet. Moist and tender, you won’t find a dry crumb with this cornbread!
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Saturday was what I like to designate as BBQ day. We get some meat (this time it was only a Boston Butt roast as the rib selection was pretty scarce when I went to the store) Ken seasons it up and puts it on the smoker and I make some delicious homemade sides. I made macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, southern style green beans and corn bread.

Now I’ve made corn bread before but I’ve never made it in a cast iron skillet. Why, you ask? Well, because up until a few weeks ago, I didn’t own a cast iron skillet. I had been meaning to purchase one for some time but it didn’t happen until a few weeks ago. When I was a kid, 95% of the time, our corn bread was made in the cast iron skillet. It come out delicious and moist! This recipe I am about to share with you is by far the best corn bread I’ve ever made.

I hope you enjoy the recipe.

 Cast Iron Buttermilk Cornbread

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cast Iron Buttermilk Corn Bread
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Recipe type: bread
Serves: about 10-12 servings
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C cornmeal
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10 inch cast iron skillet
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix the melted butter and sugar together. Add the egg and beat until blended. Add the buttermilk and baking soda and mix well, Add the cornmeal, flour and salt and mix until lumpy.
  3. Add the vegetable oil to the cast iron skillet and put in the preheated oven for about 4 minutes. Remove and coat the pan (inner bottom and sides) using a paper towel. Pour any excess oil into the batter and mix well.
  4. Add the batter into the cast iron skillet and bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
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Serving size: 10-12
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  1. SpiritedLife says

    I love cornbread. I really need to find a cast iron skillet. I'm a discount shopper and can't find one on sale!

    Stopping by from Mom's Monday Mingle.

    ~April from 100lb Countdown

  2. Lori Ann says

    Hi Julie..I just found this recipe over at Love Bakes Good Cakes!
    I've been looking for a good cornbread recipe, I gonna have to give this a try :)

  3. dellob says

    If you don’t have buttermilk you can make sour milk , it works good for replacement………..1Tbls Lemon 1c of milk, let it set a few minutes to sour…

  4. says

    Great minds think a like… love my cast iron pan and love your cornbread. Might use it on top of my skillet taco pie.

  5. Cheryl says

    I made this last night with my chili and it was outstanding! The best recipe for cornbread ever! It was very moist and flavorful and i will be making it again tomorrow just to snack on!

  6. Bryn says

    Can you tell me if you use the stone ground or the more finely ground yellow cornmeal? Thanks!

  7. Danica says

    What size skillet do you use? I see you have a ton of great looking skillet recipes I’d like to try but am not sure if I should invest in a 10inch or a larger 12inch. Thanks!

    • says

      Hi Danica!

      All of the cast iron skillet recipes on my blog are made with a 10 inch Skillet. There are a couple that used a 12 inch stainless Skillet but I believe I referenced that type of Skillet in those recipes. Please let me know if you have any other questions!


  8. Jane b. says

    Hands down BEST cornbread we have ever had! And I come from Southern stock of 3 generation cast iron cornbread makers! Thank you!!!

  9. says

    Hi Jane,

    I’m so happy you love this cornbread! It’s my favorite cornbread ever, too! Just made it over the weekend to use in homemade cornbread dressing.

    Thank you for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed the recipe. :)


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