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Sweet Cornbread

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Cornbread (also known as Corn Cake), took us on a wild internet ride last year. With over 200K Shares at the time of publication, this delicious TikTok Viral Jiffy Cornbread recipe pairs perfectly as a side dish.

Sweet, buttery, and with items usually in your pantry already, this golden brown homemade cornbread is moist, fluffy, and perfectly delicious. 

easy sweet cornbread tiktok recipe viral.

A Viral TikTok Cornbread Recipe!

There is no doubt that TikTok Creator @chopslap turned on the heat and started a Southern war when he published this sweet cornbread recipe. TikTok went wild and started accusing him of making corncake.

Regardless of what it is – bread or cake- in my world, cornbread is supposed to have an element of sweetness. And the salt he adds to this moist cornbread (or corncake) recipe is divine.

So move over your preconceived notions on what a traditional southern cornbread recipe should be and give this brown sugar, vanilla, and jiffy version a fair shot. 

Sweet Cornbread Ingredients:

  • Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • Sugars – granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Dairy – sour cream, milk, and unsalted butter.
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • sea salt or coarse salt (kosher salt)

How to make Jiffy’s Cornbread Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine corn muffin mix and sugars. Mix well.
  3. Add sour cream, egg, milk, butter, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. DO NOT OVERMIX.
tiktok corn cake recipe with brown sugar.
  1. Add sea salt to the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
  2. Pour cornbread batter into the pan and bake for 27-32 minutes or until browned and the center comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted.
  3. Cool in pan before removing and slicing to serve as a perfect side dish recipe. Makes one loaf of sweet corn cake.
sweet corncake recipe from tiktok.

How did we feel about this Viral TikTok Sweet Cornbread?

I put this in for 25 mins and could tell the center wasn’t done yet. And then the center fell, which I hate. Tastes OK but doesn’t look as good! Then I put it in for an additional 5 minutes.

The edges are nice and brown, but not a ton on the top like the video. Probably the pan, gas stove, lighting, and all the other things it could be! But either way, it’s delicious.

Important note – do not remove while too warm! I tried to take it out of the pan when it was too warm, and I ripped part of the top off with my knife. It’s good—moist, dense. I love the salt on the bottom!!

piece of sweet cornbread.

Expert Baking Tips

  • Unlike our super popular sweet corn casserole recipe, this Jiffy recipe doesn’t have any actual creamed or canned kernel corn. 
  • Serve with brown sugar butter, honey, butter, or honey butter with your holiday meal! 
  • Sweeter cornbread goes great with soups, a bowl of chili, and New Year’s slow cooker black-eyed peas and collard greens
  • Add chopped jalapenos to the batter. 
  • Cornbread can be made in a cast iron skillet or baking dish, but the timing may have to be adjusted depending on the size and depth. 
sweet southern cornbread recipe.

Give me all the corn recipes!

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Sweet Cornbread (TikTok Viral Corn Cake)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
JIffy corn mix, brown sugar, and coarse salt is a viral and delicious Southern Side Dish so viral its bound to end up in your kitchen.


  • loaf pan
  • nonstick cooking spray


  • 8.5 oz. Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • cup milk
  • 4 tbsp.  butter melted
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • sea salt or coarse salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • In a bowl, combine Jiffy corn muffin mix and sugars. Mix well.
  • Add sour cream, egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Do not overmix the batter.
  •  Add coarse sea salt to the bottom of the prepared loaf pan.
  • Pour cornbread batter into the pan and bake for 27-32 minutes or until browned and the center, when a toothpick is inserted comes out clean. This time varies depending on the oven, so just check.
  • Cool the cornbread in the pan before removing and slicing to serve.  It could crumble apart if you attempt to remove it while very hot.


Serving: 1slice

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