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. Siri says:

    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.


  2. Dee says:

    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.

  3. Dee says:

    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.

  4. Mala says:

    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 !!!


  5. Dee says:

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

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