This viral tiktok cornbread recipe is so delicious! It’s sweet, crispy, crunchy, buttery, super moist and beyond easy to make! It’s much sweeter than regular cornbread - almost like a cornbread cake - which is why I love it so much! It’s impossible to stop eating so it's no wonder this recipe by Chopslap went viral last year!
Where did it originate?
This viral cornbread recipe first appeared on @chopslap's tiktok last year.
The video itself has over 4.4 million views and over 603,000 likes.
The original creator credits the recipe back to the black women (mainly a woman named Eddie B) at his old restaurant job in Northern Lousiana.
Jiffy is the main star in this recipe with lots of butter, sugar, and other delicious ingredients added to it.
Unlike traditional cornbread, this recipe is much sweeter and much more buttery.
I think it's amazing and I know you'll love it!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Since this is a baking recipe, I'm not too sure about many of the possible substitutions. Because let's be real - I am not a baker - I just love this recipe!
So here's what you'll need for my rendition:
- Jiffy Cornbread Mix - Besides lots of butter, this ingredient is the star of the show. I'm not too sure if other brands would work so I recommend sticking to jiffy!
- White Sugar - Pure white granulated sugar, baby.
- Brown Sugar - Medium or dark brown sugar both work!
- Egg - 1 large egg is needed.
- Whole Milk - Whole is best but you could def get away using 2%. I'm sure some heavy cream or even half and half would be great, too!
- Sour Cream - Regular ole' sour cream is what's recommended but I'd be interested to see how ricotta would change it's texture.
- Salted Butter - If you don't have salted butter, you could use unsalted just be sure to add 1 pinch of salt for each tablespoon.
- Vanilla Extract - High quality vanilla extract is best. Chopslap actually recommends Mexican vanilla if you have it!
- Flaky Salt - I love using flaky salt in this recipe although it's not required. You could use sea salt, table salt or pink salt.
You don't need much to make this recipe.
I recommend using a 10-11 inch cast iron skillet to get the most out of that crispy crust.
However, the original recipe calls for an aluminum loaf pan so you could def use that if you had one!
How to make it
Because I didn't want to copy exactly from the original recipe, this is my spin on it.
First, you'll want to begin by preheating your oven to 375F degrees.
Next, pour your jiffy cornbread into a large bowl and break up all the clumps with a fork.
Now add all of the ingredients besides the 3 tbsp of room temp salted butter and flaky salt.
Mix everything together and let rest for 5 minutes.
Use 1 tbsp of the salted room temp butter to grease your cast iron skillet then sprinkle with flaky salt.
Now pour the batter in and smooth it out.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy on top.
Top with remaining 2 tbsp of room temp salty butter while still hot so it melts into the crust.
Serve and enjoy!
What to pair it with
Since this is a Southern recipe, I recommend pairing it with lots of tasty southern sides!
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Recipe: Viral Tiktok Cornbread
- 1 8.5 oz box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup whole milk
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 4 tbsp salted butter melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp salted butter room temp, divided
- 2 pinches flaky salt
- Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
- Pour a box of jiffy cornbread into a large bowl and break up any clumps with a fork.
- Add in all of the ingredients besides the 3 tbsp of room temp salted butter and the flaky salt. Mix together and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Use 1 tbsp of the salted room temp butter to grease your cast iron skillet (I recommend using a 10-11 inch cast iron) then sprinkle with 2 pinches of flaky salt.
- Pour the batter in and gently smooth it out. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and crispy on top.
- Top with remaining 2 tbsp of room temp salty butter while still hot so it melts into the crust. Serve and enjoy!