A Cornbread Bundt Cake is cornbread baked in a bundt pan. Crusty outside. Moist inside. Makes a lovely presentation on the dinner table. Also a nice gift idea for individuals who prefer savory cakes.
Editor’s Note (January 6, 2020): PIN here on Pinterest.
If desired, make my Homemade White Cornbread (no sugar). Season with bacon drippings or cracklings. After making the batter, follow instructions below to make a cornbread bundt cake.
To make a lovely presentation, fill center with a small bowl of glazed meatballs, chicken nuggets, shredded barbecue, cooked collards, veggies, salad, etc.
My old scratchy pan is a priceless treasure. Reminds me of when creative ideas stirred again… after a long dry season.
The first flash of inspiration was to bake cornbread in a bundt pan.
At the time, I was praying for creative ideas. My food blog was stagnant. My faith in God’s ability to pull me through remained strong. I kept on praying and trying.
I needed an affordable bundt pan. So, I asked a relative who sold a used one to me for $5. So happy to obtain that dented/scratchy pan!
I shared this Cornbread Bundt Cake photo with a link to the printable recipe on my social media accounts.
The wonderful comments and visits to my blog inspired me tremendously… and broke the curse of stagnation!
Traffic increased and so did my creativity. The first of several prayers were answered.
Soon thereafter, my food blog was monetized!
My faith in God was MUCH stronger than those dark struggles.
Although my food blog looked worthless, I regularly visualized a thriving successful career. Winners never quit!
Kind words have amazing power. They do encourage and inspire individuals fighting through dark challenges. ~Bev Davis
In 2018, I was blessed with two complimentary top-of-the line cast iron fluted cake pans from Lodge Manufacturing.
Grease this cast iron pan with shortening to keep cornbread from sticking and to thoroughly bake crust. Vegetable oil is not heavy enough and will cause cornbread to stick to the pan.
How To Read & Follow A Recipe
Reading a recipe is an important life skill. It starts with knowing how to read a recipe’s ingredients, follow the instructions, prep ingredients, and knowing what equipment to use.
The following tips and strategies will help beginners or experienced cooks create a delicious dish as intended in the recipe.
Start with clean hands and organized kitchen. Wash hands thoroughly. Make sure kitchen and countertops are clean before making a recipe.
Create a relaxing environment. Play favorite music while in the kitchen. I love listening to classical or gospel music.
Read the recipe. Don’t just quickly skim it. Thoroughly read from start to finish. Visualize doing each step which will help you avoid missing a step.
If you see ingredient that you and your family don’t use for whatever reason, use a substitutions or omit the ingredient.
My recipes are packed with helpful tips like shortcuts and serving sizes which save time time and help with meal planning.
Pay attention to the order in which ingredients are prepped. For example, 1 cup of chopped pecans is not the same as pecans, chopped (measure whole pecans and then chop).
Know the assumptions. For example, when my recipe calls for “sugar,” use granulated sugar. If brown sugar is an ingredient, it will be written as such in the recipe.
Figure out the timing. Check the listed “prep time” and “total time” to be sure you have enough time to complete the recipe.
Look for hints, such as the words “meanwhile” or “at the same time,” which indicate two or more steps can happen simultaneously.
For example, my prep time doesn’t include bringing cold butter up to room temperature. Be sure to include in your timetable.
Watch Recipe Videos. If you’re a visual learner (like me), watch recipe videos. Perfect for when you’re learning a new skill or just want to see how a recipe is made.
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Organize your tools and kitchen equipment. Mise en place isn’t just for ingredients. Before starting, make sure you have parchment paper, aluminum foil, measuring cups, measuring spoons, the right pans, mixing bowls, and other equipment.
Make notes in your recipe. Note any special prep instructions and highlight cooking times. Make note of ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists. The notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.