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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sweet Corn Muffins

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 I love having cornbread in the summer. It tastes so good with barbeque and mexican foods. But cornbread can be really dry and lacking in flavor. I have a great recipe for you today for really moist, flavorful, sweet corn muffins! You may be surprised to see that I used cake mix in these...I don't even use cake mix to make cake! There is just something about yellow cake mix that gives these the perfect flavor. Using butter, flour and sugar just didn't do it - maybe if I would have added vanilla that would have done the trick? I will have to try that next time.
If you like to have actual corn kernels in your muffins go ahead and add them. I was going to but the husband vetoed that idea. They were fabulous anyway, I hope you try these for your next picnic or mexican fiesta!

Sweet Corn Muffins
by: Back For Seconds

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups finely ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 375*

In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients and set aside. In a mixing bowl mix buttermilk, oil, eggs, honey, and sour cream. With the mixer on low slowly add dry ingredients mixing only until incorporated. Do not over mix! Cover bowl and chill dough for at least 1 hour. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake for 15-18 min. You want to see moist crumbs on the toothpick when testing for doneness. Cool on wire rack and store in a covered container at room temp.

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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

I love corn muffins of any kind, and these sound great!

SallysBakingAddiction said...

Yellow cake mix to make corn muffins? Oh my goodness!! This is amazing. Must try these. Corn muffins are surprisingly one of my favorites, which says a lot because I need chunks in my muffins... but not with these. :)

Ericka Breedlove said...

These look tasty! And the photos are lovely too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

These sound delish! I always have the dry problem when I'm making from scratch - and cake mix always makes it moister. Love these muffins!

Jen said...

I love cornbread. I've never made it with buttermilk, but I've never met a baked good made with buttermilk that I didn't like! Definitely need to try this!

Jen said...

I've never made cornbread with buttermilk before. Sounds wonderful!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. said...

I love cornbread! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Penny said...

Oh these sound wonderful if I had cornmeal they would be in the oven !!!! Will be making these soon....

Lois Christensen said...

These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friend's Friday! Please come back next week and share another recipe!

Alil Country Sugar said...

Gorgeous muffins! And I am a huge corn bread fan....Going to pin this one.

The Tablescaper said...

So much fun! Would love to have you join Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Unknown said...

I always know something good is cooking over here:) I almost never make cornbread in the summer. I am not sure why but your right it's perfect with BBQ.

Monica @ M double M said...

What an interesting idea! I'll have to try this next time I make cornbread.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

annies home said...

love my muffins a bit sweet thanks for sharing come see what I shared at

Claudine from said...

Sounds YUMMY!!! I normally don't use a cake mix, but will give it a try! Have been craving corn cake!
Thanks for sharing!

Carole said...

What a great idea!
I found you on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a nice week.

Winnie said...

I've never tasted something like this before - cornbread and muffins together :)
I like that, and would love to try

Liz said...

I must try this! Liz

Mackenzie said...

These look great. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week.

J's mom said...

I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up.

Unknown said...

I love making sweet corn muffins these looks yummy! I will keep your recipe handy for the next time I need to make these babies! We'd love it if you'd share this at our link party - Home is Where the Heart is! and any other posts you might want to share!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea to use cake mix! I would never have thought of it. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is so great for a southern girl like me!!!

Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
Can't wait to see more posts.


Alil Country Sugar said...

I chose your muffins as a host favorite at my blog You should come on over an post another great recipe.

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