This recipe is almost too simple to be real. As my coworker was describing it to me, I wondered if there was any possible way it would work. You literally just combine corn bread mix and butter cake mix and call it a day. I really liked the idea, and I’m always on board for shortcuts that save time and effort on a weeknight. I decided that I wanted to try to make taste more summery and farm-fresh, so I added in a cup of corn, and was so glad I did. It made the bread taste fresh, but didn’t take away from the fluffy texture. We cut up the leftovers and threw them into the freezer, and I can confirm that they thaw beautifully.
Of course, at dinner when we served this bread, Jake and I make the mistake of describing this recipe as a corn bread cake to Lily in order to get her to try it. She was very disappointed to learn that there was a discrepancy between what she envisioned as cake and what this cornbread is. Where’s the icing?! She looked up at me as though she might never trust me again. But then once we added butter, which this recipe actually really doesn’t need, she was back on board. I’m not sure where her love of butter came from (certainly not her mother! ha!) but for some reason she has a current fascination with it. So she had butter on top of her cuttery corn bread. Hey, if it gets her to try new foods, I guess I shouldn’t complain!
Simple Cake Mix Corn Bread
2 boxes of corn bread mix (like Jiffy), prepared to box specifications
1 box of butter cake mix, prepared to box specifications
1 cup corn
Preheat the oven to the temperature that the cake mix box calls for (usually 325 or 350). Spray a 13×9 inch pan with baking spray.
Mix the corn bread mix and the cake mix according to what their boxes say (usually you need eggs, oil, butter, etc). Combine the two mixes in a large bowl. Fold in the corn.
Put the mix into the prepared pan and bake according to the cake box directions, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Slice and serve warm.
Source: A woman from my work (I’m not sure where she heard about it from!)