Easy Sweet Cornbread

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with this sweet version of cornbread, a rich, sweet bread, moist and flavorful, with a crispy caramelized sugar on top.  In our family as a kid, this used to be like a weekly treat, either for breakfast or simply as a snack all day round.  My mother and grandmother used to bake it in the outside oven, and the smell while baking is simply irresistible.

The recipe is so easy, and requires no special equipment, all you need is a whisk and basic ingredients you already have in your pantry. Kids especially love this bread, and is a great recipe to prepare together with them.

How to make sweet cornbread

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C). Then, grease and line either an 8-inch or 9-inch (20cm or 23cm) pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the whole eggs and sugar until well combined. Gradually add the oil while continuing to whisk, ensuring it is fully incorporated. Next, mix in the plain yogurt and vanilla extract until smooth.

Once the wet ingredients are well combined, stir in the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and semolina flour until a uniform batter forms.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the two tablespoons of sugar evenly over the top of the batter.

Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. During baking, the sugar on top will caramelize, creating a crispy layer.

Once baked, allow the cake to cool slightly before serving. It can be enjoyed warm or cold, and pairs wonderfully with a comforting cup of milk.

Hope you will try this Easy Sweet Cornbread and indulge in the delicious flavors and delightful texture of this simple yet satisfying treat.  If you do don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

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Easy Sweet Cornbread

Easy Sweet Cornbread

5 from 1 vote
This Easy Sweet Cornbread is a rich and sweet bread, moist and flavorful, with a crispy crust and caramelized sugar.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) oil
  • 2 cups (500g) plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup (180g) cornmeal
  • 2 ¼ tsp (10g) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (40g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp (20g) semolina flour


  • 2 tbsp (30g) sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease and line a 8 or 9 inch (20 or 23 cm) pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk whole eggs with sugar. Gradually add oil and whisk to combine. Incorporate plain yogurt and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in cornmeal, all purpose flour, baking powder and semolina flour.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the two tablespoons of sugar on top.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The sugar on top gets caramelized and crispy.
  • Serve warm or cold alongside a cup of milk. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out of 8Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 48.9gProtein: 8.3gFat: 15.8gSaturated Fat: 2.9gCholesterol: 65mgSugar: 25.5g
Calories: 369kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: cornbread, easy cornbread, moist cornbread, sweet conbread

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