Sunshine Bread

Corn Bread is a regular and a big hit in my house. Often served with soup or a chunky tomato dip , it is a quick dish to make , especially on days when I have to work with a limited stuff available in the pantry. I love the golden bread specked with reds and greens sparkling on my plate. To my eye  it seems like an exquisite piece of art . I make these in the form of mini  cakes . K calls them Sunshine cakes ! This recipe was given to me by an ex colleague G , who would bake it for us on a large cast iron skillet every other week.

Makes 6 mini cakes

1/2 cup of cornmeal

1/2 cup of All purpose flour

1/2 cup  of corn ,  and 1/2 cup of chopped red pepper and broccoli(together)

A pinch of salt

A teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese

1 tablespoon of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

1/2 cup of buttermilk

1 large egg

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil


You Know the grind , Pre heat the oven to 375 F mix all the dry ingredients and then add the veggies .

In a separate bowl add all the wet ingredients and mix well .

Mix both the wet and dry ingredients into a smooth batter.

Spoon the batter into the cake pan and bake it for about 20-25 minutes or until firm.

Variation: You can either bake it a 9 X 9 cake pan for about 20-30 minutes .Check by instering a toothpick to see if its done . It the toothpick comes out clean then the bread is done.

Also if you are using a muffin pan, instead of mixing in the cheese , you can top the batter with the parmesan cheese . The tops will be golden , almost crusty.  Serve with Soup or any chunky dip of your choice.

Corn Bread Served with a Creamy Tomato Soup

14 Thoughts on “Sunshine Bread

  1. Those corn cakes are so cute Dee. I don’t have this pan. I have to buy this one and the bundt pan too.

  2. it looks really nice?any vedeos available on this?

  3. Hi Dee! The bread looks absolutely divine.

  4. those are some beautiful looking cakes Dee. Love the last pic. I will try the muffin-pan version and let you know how they turned out.


  5. ..and guess what, I have the exact same blue-rectangular plate. it is from Target.. is it ;)

  6. Your cakes look lovely. But I love the name the most – I could do with some sunshine bread most days :)

  7. Madhu , I have a nonstick pan which I will get rid of soon , you will find individual ones on amazon, they are really cute!

    Kala: Im sorry I dont have the video of these , but you can write to me on any questions you have.

    Siri: yep , do let me know.. they are very easy to make and i think I got that plate in Ikea … and its gray – blue in color

    Thanks Nag and Simmi.. yep I love the name too… the color is at its best when i add parmesan… a golden hue to the cakes.

  8. Looks like heaven. :-) Too good..Is there any substitute for corn meal?

  9. Priya .. if you want to make savory muffins instead of cornmeal , either you can use whole wheat pastry flour or almond meal or plain all purpose flour.

  10. Oh my that looks quite gorgeous!

  11. Hi Dee,

    Those little corn cakes look so YUMM… they look so pretty !!! :)

    A quick question though !! ’1/2 cup of corn , chopped red pepper and broccoli’ – is that half cup each or all the veggies together !!

    Cant wait to try !

    Thanks a bunch for a great recipe !!!


  12. Mala , corrected , thanks for pointing it out , you can use half cup each of cornmeal and then 1/2 cup of veggies

  13. Thanks so much Dee…. Will try it out and let you know how it goes..

    Thanks again !


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Post Navigation