Quick and Easy Jiffy Cornbread With Cake Mix Recipe

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Discover a twist on a classic favorite with this quick and easy Jiffy cornbread with cake mix recipe. It’s blend of sweet and savory flavors makes it the perfect side or snack.

Cornbread muffins for a southern themed potluck dinner party.

One of the ultimate comfort foods…cornbread. There’s something undeniably cozy about the aroma of freshly baked cornbread wafting through the kitchen.

Cornbread is a classic that will never go out of style with it’s golden crust, moist interior, and subtle sweetness that is oh so delicious and comforting.

However, if you’re a busy mom like me, you might not have time to bake a traditional cornbread recipe from scratch. So, when time is of the essence but you’re not willing to compromise on flavor, this quick and easy cornbread cake recipe is your solution!

This cake mix cornbread recipe combines the simplicity of cake mix with the heartiness of cornbread to create delicious muffins perfectly sized for family gatherings, potlucks, or even with your weeknight dinner.

Easy cornbread recipe with Jiffy cornbread mix and yellow cake mix.

With a few simple steps, you can achieve cornbread perfection that’s going to delight your taste buds and impress your family and friends.

Southern Style Potluck Recipes Blog Hop

I’m joining the ladies of Supper Club to bring you an entire menu of delicious dishes that are perfect for sharing at a southern style potluck dinner party.

Potluck party food ideas with homemade southern style cornbread muffins.

We’ve taken the guess work out of creating a menu for your potluck party, so be sure to continue reading to the end of this blog post for the entire menu as well as links to each recipe. 

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Explore a selection of comforting recipes, perfect for bringing warmth and nostalgia to your potluck party. From cornbread muffins to sweet peach iced tea, these dishes are sure to evoke feelings of home and make your gathering even cozier.

Why You’ll Want to Make This Sweet Cornbread Recipe

This Jiffy mix recipe strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory, making it a versatile treat or accompaniment to any meal. 

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Enjoy it as delicious side dish to complement your favorite chili or indulge in a muffin as a snack on its own. The touch of sweetness from the yellow cake mix adds a delightful contrast to the cornmeal’s natural nuttiness, creating cozy deliciousness that’s sure to become your go-to cornbread recipe.

What you’ll love about this easy cornbread recipe:


  • EFFICIENCY – This delicious cornbread recipe offers a shortcut to homemade comfort, allowing you to enjoy the goodness of cornbread without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS – With just a few easy-to-find ingredients, you can create a batch of cornbread that look and taste like they took hours to make.
  • EASY TO MAKE – Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, the straightforward instructions guarantee success and satisfaction.
  • COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISE – Even on the busiest of days, enjoy the warmth and nostalgia of homemade comfort food without compromising on taste.
Homemade cake mix cornbread made in muffin tins.
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Ingredients for Cornbread Muffins

  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix: This iconic mix combines the heartiness of cornmeal with just the right amount of leavening agents for a perfect rise and authentic cornbread flavor.
  • 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix: The subtle sweetness of the cake mix complements the savory notes of traditional cornbread.
  • 4 Large Eggs at Room Temperature: Eggs add structure, moisture, and richness to the cornbread.
  • 1 1/3 cup Milk: The milk not only provides moisture but also contributes to the tender and light texture of the cornbread, making sure it’s not too heavy or dry.
  • 5 tablespoons Melted Butter: The melted butter adds a rich and buttery flavor to the cornbread, enhancing its overall taste and aroma.

TOOLS YOU’LL NEED

Easy Homemade Cornbread Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Add all the remaining wet ingredients and stir just until combined (batter will be thick).

Handy Tip: Refrigerate the Batter

For an even moister and tender textured cornbread, refrigerate the batter for about 20-30 minutes before baking. This allows the ingredients to rest, resulting in a cornbread that’s both incredibly flavorful and irresistibly soft.

Jiffy cornbread cake mix batter in lined muffin pan.

Pour the cornbread batter into a lined muffin tin or a greased 9×13 baking dish.

Bake cornbread muffins for 10-15 minutes in preheated oven or until the top of the cornbread is golden brown and baked through.

If baking in a 9×13 pan, bake the cornbread for 30 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Enjoy! 

Jiffy cornbread cake mix recipe made into muffins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Overmixing the batter leads to crumbly cornbread. Mix the ingredients just until they are combined to maintain a moist texture.

You can try using gluten-free cake mix and a gluten-free Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix as well. Be sure to check the labels for any potential allergens.

Store leftover cornbread in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. You can keep it at room temperature for a day or two, or in the refrigerator for longer shelf life.

Homemade cornbread muffins with honey butter on top.

Tips & Tricks for Baking Yellow Cake Mix Cornbread

Here’s a few tips and tricks to help you achieve cornbread perfection with this easy recipe:

  • Don’t Overmix: Mix the batter until the ingredients are just combined. Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough texture in the finished cornbread.
  • Chill the Batter: As I mentioned earlier, refrigerating the batter for a short time before baking can result in a moister and more tender cornbread.
  • Line or Grease: Line your muffin tin with muffin cups or spray with cooking spray for easy removal.
  • Preheat Your Oven: Ensure your oven is fully preheated before placing the batter inside. This helps achieve the proper rise and texture.
  • Adjust Baking Time: Baking times can vary based on the size of your baking pan, your oven’s accuracy, and even the addition of mix-ins. Keep an eye on the oven as the cornbread bakes and perform the toothpick test to determine doneness.
  • Store Properly: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap to maintain freshness and prevent drying out.
  • Freeze for Later: Cornbread muffins freeze well. Wrap them individually and freeze for a convenient snack or side option.
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Don’t let any leftover cornbread go to waste!

Transform those extra or slightly stale muffins into irresistible cornbread croutons that will add a delightful crunch to your salads or soups.

Simply cube your leftover cornbread into bite-sized pieces and toss them with a drizzle of olive oil. Sprinkle your favorite herbs and spices (garlic powder, paprika, touch of salt), then bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until golden and crispy.

So incredibly delicious!

Optional Cake Mix Cornbread Add Ins

These optional add-ins are an easy opportunity for creativity, allowing you to create a cornbread with different flavors and a recipe that’s uniquely yours.

  • Corn Kernels: Add a pop of natural sweetness and crunch with the addition of corn kernels.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Add cheesy goodness to your cornbread by incorporating shredded cheddar.
  • Jalapeño Peppers: For a spicy kick, consider adding finely diced jalapeño peppers.
  • Bacon: Elevate your cornbread with the smoky, salty goodness of crumbled bacon.
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Fold in chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Their concentrated flavor adds a tangy and slightly sweet dimension.
Cornbread muffins for a southern themed potluck dinner party.

More Recipes for a Southern Style Potluck

Here are a few more recipes that would be delicious served at a southern style potluck to create a spread that captures the heart and soul of southern cuisine.

For an easy potluck appetizer, these deviled eggs with bacon from Simply 2 Moms look delicious.

Southern style potluck dish idea, deviled eggs with bacon.

This hearty shrimp and grits recipe from The Ponds Farmhouse is a classic southern main dish.

Shrimp and grits for a southern themed potluck party to serve with cornbread muffins.

You can’t have an outdoor party without potato salad, right?! You’ll love this potato salad recipe with a southern twist from Bricks n Blooms.

Delicious potato salad for a southern style potluck dinner party.

The best part of any dinner party is the dessert. Vintage Home Design’s coconut creme pie is the perfect ending for a southern potluck.

Coconut cream pie is a delicious dessert for a potluck dinner party.

Finally, a potluck dinner isn’t complete without drinks. Here’s a refreshing recipe for watermelon crush from Midwest Life & Style.

Simple & refreshing watermelon crush drink for summer.

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Cornbread muffins for a southern themed potluck dinner party.
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Cornbread With Cake Mix Muffins

Indulge in this cornbread with cake mix recipe, which combines classic cornbread heartiness with the delicate sweetness of cake mix. Moist, golden, and subtly sweet, these muffins are perfect for a crowd or serving as a side alongside a bowl of chili.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time:45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 4 Large Eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup Milk
  • 5 tbsp Butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine the cake mix and the corn bread mix together in a large bowl.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and stir just until combined (batter will be thick). 
  • Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin or a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Bake cornbread muffins for 10-15 minutes or until tops are golden brown and baked through. If baking in a 9×13 pan, bake the cornbread for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t Overmix: Mix the batter until the ingredients are just combined. Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough texture in the finished cornbread.
  • Chill the Batter: As I mentioned earlier, refrigerating the batter for a short time before baking can result in a moister and more tender cornbread.
  • Line or Grease: Line your muffin tin with muffin cups or spray with cooking spray for easy removal.
  • Preheat Your Oven: Ensure your oven is fully preheated before placing the batter inside. This helps achieve the proper rise and texture.
  • Adjust Baking Time: Baking times can vary based on the size of your baking pan, your oven’s accuracy, and even the addition of mix-ins. Keep an eye on the oven as the cornbread bakes and perform the toothpick test to determine doneness.
  • Store Properly: If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with plastic wrap to maintain freshness and prevent drying out.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornbread, Cornbread Muffins, Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 314kcal

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5 Comments

  1. These cornbread muffins are delicious! They are next level Jiffy cornbread lover dream
    come true. I’ll definitely make these every chance I get and look forward to sharing them at the next potluck I attend.

  2. Your cornbread recipe sounds delicious! And I’m loving your tips for getting perfect results. I’ve never tried refrigerating the batter first and now I need to whip up a batch so I can give that a try! Thanks so much for joining us this month.

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