Liz Hall shows up at every get-together - dinners, birthday parties, holidays - with a cake. The cornbread competition was no exception: She tweaked a traditional recipe and made it more of a dessert. Her blueberry cornbread cake topped with maple buttercream took first place in the nontraditional category. Now, whenever there's a party, she says, "everyone always asks me to bring the award-winning cornbread."
Recipe courtesy of Liz Hall
Blueberry Cornbread with Maple Buttercream
Total:
45 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
45 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the cornbread: 
For the frosting:

Directions

Make the cornbread: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Whisk the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the cornmeal, flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add the cornmeal mixture to the egg mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until just incorporated. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely before frosting.

Make the frosting: Beat the butter in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar in batches, alternating with the milk; continue beating until smooth. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg to taste. Add the remaining 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar if necessary to reach a spreadable consistency. Spread on the cornbread.

Photograph by Alison Gootee

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Pushable Rose Pops 00:48

Cool off this summer with these raspberry gelatin and rose cake pops.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Blueberry Pie Bars

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cornmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Classic Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Nellie Mae

Jalapeno-Bacon Skillet Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Doug Melkovitz

Hatch Chile Cornbread Stuffing

Recipe courtesy of Martin Rios

Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Greathouse|Richard Bacchi

Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Peggy Dillard Toone

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.