• Cornbread Cake Recipe

    CAKE MIX CORNBREAD I’ve been meaning to try this one for quite some time so this week when Presley and Marki decided to spend a few days with us, the time was finally right. You’ll have to cut the girls some slack…they were as tired as I was, and we certainly did not “fix our faces” to bake cornbread, even if it was cornbread cake!

    I’m not sure that you will want to replace your favorite recipe with this one, but I do hope you will try the girls’ recipe. It makes a very nice change from the same old, same old.

    Ingredients

    2 Boxes Jiffy Cornbread Mix (and ingredients needed to prepare)*
    1 Yellow Duncan Hines Cake Mix without pudding (and ingredients needed to prepare)

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Mix Jiffy Mix according to box directions.

    2. Make cake mix according to package directions. Be sure to use the Duncan Hines mix so that you do not have pudding in the mix.

    3. Stir the two batters together until they are mixed well enough to become one.

    4. Pour into a greased and floured baking pan. I used a 9×13, and it made some very tall cornbread!

    5. I baked for 40 minutes, but this will vary according to the size of your pan or pans.

    Marki made the cake, and Pres made the cornbread.

    Marki made the cake, and Pres made the cornbread.

    After we mixed the batters together, we baked in a 9 x 13.

    After we mixed the batters together, we baked in a 9 x 13.

    If you do not want a really "tall" cornbread, divide into 2 pans.

    If you do not want a really “tall” cornbread, divide into 2 pans.

    Surprise your guests with a very different cornbread the next time you cook!

    *The only thing I would do differently is use 3 boxes of Jiffy Mix and bake in 2 pans so that my cornbread is not so thick.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    6 Responses to Cornbread Cake Recipe

    1. Anna Thompson says:

      Your cornmeal cake brought back some memories of my childhood. A few months after the war was over, the Allies (in our case, Americans) brought together German mayors and community leaders to find out what the population needed most. They agreed on one item – “Korn (grain)”. The male interpreter on duty said “corn” instead of “grain.”(see note below) Soon shiploads of cornmeal were on the way to Germany. The housewives were happy to have something to buy to replace flour, because none was available. At our house, my mother got ready to make a coffee cake for Sunday afternoon. When she had it all mixed together, using sugar, butter, baking powder, milk and eggs, she put the batter in the springform pan and gave us the bowl to lick. Our joy turned to shudders, when we found out that the batter was very bitter. After the cake was done, looking and smelling very delicious, my mother let it cool a little and then iced it with pudding icing. She put the cake on the table which was set for coffee. The whole family took a little walk to meet our visitors. We left the dog at home. When we returned and walked into the kitchen, we found the cake on the floor, completely licked clean of icing but not a bite taken from the cake. My mother was in shock, but we were dancing around happy not to have to eat this bitter cake. I don’t remember what she served our visitors, but I do remember that we were not the only ones having a cake disaster. The bitter flour stayed unsold in the store bins. The consensus in the village was that, after all, “Mais (corn)” was for pigs and not for people.

      Needless to say, once I came to Texas, I leaned very quickly what cornbread was and how good it tasted with vegetable soup.

      Note: This exchange between the mayors, the interpreter, and the Army negotiators was related to me by Irma Goeth Guenther, a native Texan, who served as an interpreter for the Army in Germany after the war. She was in the room as a backup interpreter and pointed out the mistake immediately, but she was waved off. She could see the future in a flash but was unable to have her voice heard.

      Thanks for reading,

      Anna Thompson

      • Fredda Jones Fredda Jones says:

        What a wonderful story! If you do not mind, I will put it into article form so that many others will find it. Thanks!

        • Anna Thompson says:

          I don’t mind. Be sure that Irma Goeth Guenther is mentioned. She is the translator of a very famous book “Memoirs Of a Texas Pioneer Grandmother” by Ottilie Fuchs Goeth, her grandmother.

    2. missy.jones says:

      Fredda, there is not only a crown waiting for you, but it will have many diamonds on it. Just because you gave Presley and Marki happy memories of cooking with you. Missy Jones

    3. Debbie Nicolari says:

      This was our first time trying this and if it wasn’t for all the calories ,it would be the best corn bread we ever ate.

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