Sweet Corn Bread

I really love this sweet corn bread. I actually grew with the smell and taste of this delicious bread. My grandma used to make this bread on her outdoor oven and ever since childhood this sweet corn bread turned to be one of my favorite sweet snacks. Even now, after so many years, I still love it.

little tower made made out of corn bread

This bread is sweet, rich and tasty, the caramelized sugar on top makes it worth trying it. Served warm alongside a cup of milk or yogurt makes a great choice for breakfast too, there is no doubt about that.


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Sweet Corn Bread

5 from 1 vote
This sweet corn bread is sweet, rich and tasty, the caramelized sugar on top makes it amazing. Served warm alongside a cup of milk makes a great choice for breakfast.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 cups (500 g) plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150 ml) oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 13 tbsp corn meal
  • 2 tbsp semolina flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar - for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease 10 inch square baking pan.
  • Separate egg whites from the yolks. Mix egg yolks with sugar, oil, lemon zest, yogurt, vanilla extract and baking powder. Stir in corn meal and semolina flour. 
  • Whip egg whites until foamy and form stiff peaks. Fold in egg whites into yolks mixture. 
  • Pour the mixture into greased 10 inch square cake pan. Sprinkle 4 tbsp sugar all over the surface of the mixture. 
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes until golden and  the top is caramelized. You can also make sure that is done by inserting a toothpick in the center and comes out clean.


Serving: 1gCalories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 49.4gProtein: 10gFat: 27.1gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 111mgSugar: 31.3g
Calories: 477kcal
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: caramelized corn bread, corn bread, corn bread recipe, cornmeal dessert, sweet corn bread, yogurt cornmeal bread

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  1. The Mom Chef Author says:

    I decided to make this as soon as I saw the words “caramelized sugar.” Who can beat that?

  2. Tiffany Author says:

    Wow, this sounds so good! I was surprised to see vanilla on the list of ingredients, but I am willing to give it a try, your photos are mouth watering!

  3. Hester Casey - Alchemy Author says:

    Yum. I’m always searching for the perfect cornbread. Who knew that it would be sweet! Loving the caramelized topping. Congrats on Top 9!

  4. Paula Author says:

    I adore that recipe! i must made! ok, my english dont very good looking ehee… Saludos, Paula desde Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  5. Food Traveler Author says:

    Looks amazing. Is this an original? Totally creative.

  6. sensiblecooking Author says:

    That corn bread just looks so yummy. Oh caramelized sugar on the top makes it even more irresistible.

  7. Michelle Benoit (Chocolate Central) Author says:

    I love corn bread. I love the American style and the sweeter Mexican version called pastel de elote or panque de elote. I like the carmelized topping in your recipe. I think I’ll throw in a few fresh sweet corn kernals too. I really like the recipes you offer and congrats on making Top 9 so often.

  8. Claudie Author says:

    Your corn bread looks delicious. I think it’s really easy to sometimes mess up such “basic” recipes, but yours definitely looks like a success!

  9. Sandra Author says:

    Caramelized sugar and vanilla! This is obviouisly not my mother’s cornbread.

  10. Chelsea Author says:

    First time visiting your blog…LOVE it! Really like the layout and design, very classy. Saving to my favs!

  11. eliza Author says:

    I will try it soon… It looks so delicious !

  12. JuanCar Author says:

    he intentado hacer la receta y me subió mucho pero cuando la saque del horno
    se me bajo y quedo muy baja,no se ¿porque pudo ser?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am not sure I understood well, google translate didn't help too much. If the cake has grown well in the oven and after you took it out reduced, it means it needed more flour, more cornmeal. If the consistency of batter is too runny you may need to add more cornmeal or semolina flour. 

  13. ana Author says:


    I made your sweet corn bread yesterday. But, it turned out like a yogurt pudding….not at all like your photos. Sorry to ask you, is the quantity of yogurt correct (500 grs)?
    I love your recipes, I’ve already made several, all very good and simple.
    regards. Ana

  14. DJEMA AMEL Author says:

    merci pour recettes ils sont manifique moi j’ai la maladie coelique est je mange sans gluten alors j’ai testé le pain de mais sucré.

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