I am not a barbecue fan. My dad is, though, so whenever it is his turn to choose where to eat after church on Sunday, he often chooses Famous Dave’s. Ordering there is a struggle for me…I normally order the Crispy Chicken Salad but always ask for a Corn Bread muffin on the side. They are simply heavenly. Buttery. Slightly sweet. And perfectly textured. These muffins are worth the trip to Famous Dave’s all by themselves.
Our city’s Famous Dave’s has recently closed, so there will be no more partaking of this heavenly delight. I was so excited to find a recipe that is similar.
As you’ll notice with the recipe below, the ingredients are much more plentiful than a simple box of Jiffy Cornbread mix (which is normally what I use…haha!). But I think you will find the extra ingredients and few extra steps are worth the effort!
You’ll mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, combine, and then fold in the mayonnaise (yes, I said mayonnaise…in your cornbread muffins…just try it). 🙂 Then you’ll put the cornbread batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (F) and then fill your muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes and then top with a little butter while they are still warm! Yum!
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal
- 1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- butter for serving
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together the yellow cornmeal, stone-ground cornmeal, cake mix, baking powder, salt and cayenne.
- In a separate bowl, combine milk buttermilk, oil, eggs, brown sugar, and honey and mix well.
- Add the liquid mixture to the cornmeal mixture and stir until the lumps have disappeared.
- Fold in the mayonnaise.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Add ¾ of the batter to each of the muffin tin slots and bake for 25 minutes until tops are golden brown.
- While still warm, rub some butter to the tops.