Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread – #BundtBakers

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

By now most of you have come to realize that recipes aren’t always just recipes around here. Sometimes they are created out of necessity, like this one which I made for this month’s Savory Bundts themed #BundtBakers challenge from Padmajha at Seduce Your Tastebuds, and quickly transform into something else entirely. My newest lightning bolt idea, which will most likely take quite a bit of time for me to bring to fruition, is to create a yearly cookbook of my favorite recipes that surprised even I with their outright astonishing taste. After just one bite of this jalapeno, honey, and butter kissed cornbread, I was struck by the fact that even I am flabbergasted sometimes when a recipe turns out so incredible that I can’t help but want to share it with everyone I know. Writing about it here on Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck isn’t always enough to satisfy me; at times, I find myself faced with the overwhelming desire to scream at people that they simply must try a recipe, or else take the risk of never tasting perfection.

This cornbread my dear friends is utter perfection at its finest. So just what makes this recipe yearly cookbook worthy? First, there is the golden brown crust, which not only keeps the moistness of this cake hidden away but also creates a freaking unbelievable texture. Then there’s the soft, rich, sweet, and slightly spicy cornbread center, which leaves you with the thought that you have never had cornbread like this before. There’s nothing dry, bland, or average going on in this recipe y’all. And as if all that wasn’t enough, there is the sweet honey glaze that literally drenches this cornbread with luscious flavor. One piece of cornbread will not suffice. You will find yourself unable to put your fork down and be overcome with the desire to make everyone you know try this recipe. It’s a winner ya’ll; dare I say yearly cookbook worthy. It will one day find itself in great company alongside 5 Ingredient Barbecue Deviled Eggs, Simple Coconut Brownie Ice Cream, Drunken Thai Peanut Hummus, Inside-Out Ho Hos Lava Bundt Cake, Crockpot German Sauerkraut with Brats, and Dainty White Pepper Biscuits. Just in case I’ve failed to make myself entirely clear folks, this is me screaming at you to make this cornbread. I swear you won’t be disappointed, and perhaps after tasting it you will be scrambling to be added to the list of 2016 Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck’s lucky cookbook recipients.

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

Cornbread:

  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Jalapeño, Finely Minced

Honey Glaze:

  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

Cornbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a Bundt pan liberally with 1-tablepoon of unsalted butter; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, microwave 2-tablespoons of butter and honey for 30 seconds; set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the canola oil and buttermilk.
  6. Add the butter and honey mixture; whisk until well combined.
  7. Use a spatula to mix the wet ingredients into the dry; mix until just combined.
  8. Fold the jalapeños into the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before flipping out onto a platter.

Honey Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, microwave the butter and honey for 30 seconds.
  2. Whisk the powdered sugar into the honey and butter mixture until smooth.
  3. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cornbread.

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Add an additional finely minced jalapeño if you are a fan of spicy cornbread. B.O.B. Bob and I are wimps when it comes to spice.
  • Use high-quality honey in this recipe, preferably local honey.
  • When making the honey glaze, sift the powdered sugar into the butter and honey mixture to avoid lumps.

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add 1-cup of sharp cheddar cheese to the cornbread batter.
  • Garnish the top of the glazed Bundt cake with additional finely minced jalapeños.

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread – #BundtBakers

Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread – #BundtBakers

Ingredients:

    Cornbread:
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Jalapeño, Finely Minced
  • Honey Glaze:
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar

Directions:

    Cornbread:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat a Bundt pan liberally with 1-tablespoon of unsalted butter; set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, microwave 2-tablespoons of butter and honey for 30 seconds; set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the canola oil and buttermilk.
  6. Add the butter and honey mixture; whisk until well combined.
  7. Use a spatula to mix the wet ingredients into the dry; mix until just combined.
  8. Fold the jalapeños into the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before flipping out onto a platter.
  11. Honey Glaze:
  12. In a small bowl, microwave the butter and honey for 30 seconds.
  13. Whisk the powdered sugar into the honey and butter mixture until smooth.
  14. Drizzle the glaze over the warm cornbread.
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  • Renee Dobbs

    Awesome cornbread for sure! I love the kick of heat from jalapeños. I can’t wait to see your cookbook too. Add me to the list of folks who want it.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Renee! For once cutting the jalapeños didn’t kill my hands, and one was just enough to taste but not be completely overcome. Most “normal” people might want to add more, but not I!

  • Linnie

    This cornbread was fantastic. The exterior crust had a perfect crunch with a mild sweet taste and the inside was moist with just a bit of spiciness. I could’ve eaten the entire cake that day. So good.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Linda, it tastes just as amazing leftover, which was an even better surprise. Microwave it for about 20 seconds and you’re in heaven yet again!

  • Linnie

    I am pretty sure that the only way I will have anu leftover is to make two of these at one time.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Funny!

  • Oh man this would be SO good with a big bowl of chili! I love cornbread!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Yes it would Liz! It’s gloomy and rainy here in VA today, so chili and cornbread seems like the perfect combo!

  • Wendy Klik

    I’ll be first in line for that cookbook if it contains recipes like this!!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Awww…thanks Wendy!

  • Debbie Spivey

    Great use of a bundt pan!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I don’t know why I haven’t done it before Debbie. I usually just do muffins, but this is so much easier and you get the perfect “crust!”

  • Rebekah Rose Hills

    LOVE this! What a gorgeous way to make cornbread… mmm…..

    • Colleen Delawder

      And easy Rebekah!!!

  • Cristen Owens

    You had me at ‘Drenched’! I will let you know how it turns out for me!

    • Colleen Delawder

      I’m sure you’ll love ti Cristen!

  • Martie

    So, you say you want us to make it? Lol! This looks so wonderful and sounds heavenly. I never thought about making cornbread in a bundt pan, and as much as I don’t trust my bundt pan to let go of anything I bake in it, I don’t know if this cornbread would be as good without using it. It just looks so pretty! Found this on #FoodieFriDIY, thanks for sharing! I’ll be looking for this recipe in Souther Living! 😀

    • Colleen Delawder

      Glad you found my recipe through #FoodieFriDIY Martie…and I totally understand about Bundt stickage as I like to refer to it! This wasn’t a huge problem with this cornbread though…it has plenty of butter to help it not stick!

  • Lauren Everson

    You’ve sold me! I don’t particularly care for corn bread, but you’ve got my mouth watering and I can’t wait to give this a try next time I make a batch of chili.

    • Colleen Delawder

      Oh Lauren trust me…there’s no way not to love this cornbread!