Boston Market Cornbread Recipe

Boston Market cornbread is a wonderfully fluffy and sweet cornbread. You may wonder if it is a cake or is it cornbread? Well, I am here to tell you, the Boston Market cornbread is both. This Boston market sweet cornbread will go very quickly when served.

Homemade Boston Market Cornbread slices and a stick of butter

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Copycat Boston Market Cornbread

Hands down. this is my favorite way to make cornbread. The Boston Market Cornbread is a sweet cornbread that always gets eaten up when it is served. The first time I brought this to a family dinner it was eaten up in a hot minute.

This recipe is not from scratch. Over the years I have never been able to recreate this unique flavor from scratch. Boxed mixes provide the base of this recipe.

For this recipe, Jiffy cornbread and cake mix are used. I have found Jiffy mix to be available at most grocery stores. I always pick up a few extra during the holidays as they are always on sale then.

Is Boston Market Cornbread Gluten Free?

It is not gluten free. You can make gluten-free cornbread, but this is not the recipe you should use, the golden cake mix contains flour.

Boston Market Cornbread Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
  • Jiffy Golden Yellow Cake Mix
  • Large Eggs
  • Milk
  • Water
Ingredients for Boston Market Cornbread.

How to Make Boston Market Cornbread

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix both boxes according to package directions and combine the batters in a large bowl.
  3. Alternatively, you can place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Fill an 8 x 8-inch prepared baking dish with the batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick to the center of the cornbread, and if it comes out clean, it is done. If not, cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes and test again.

Boston Market Cornbread Recipe Variation

13 x 9-inch pan

  • Use 2 boxes Jiffy mix cornbread mix and 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix.
  • There may be additional ingredients needed. Check the yellow cake mix package.
  • Use the deepest pan that you have and fill the pan only 3/4 of the way full. If you do not do this, it may over-fill the pan.
  • You may also want to pour the batter into mini loaf pans for a more authentic restaurant experience. You could also pour the batter into cupcake pans or muffin pans.
  • You can test for doneness by inserting a toothpick to the center of the cornbread, and if it comes out clean, it is done. If not, cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes and test again.

This makes sweet cornbread with a cake-like texture. If you have never tried this, it is lighter and sweeter than typical southern cornbread.

Homemade Boston Market Cornbread slices on a plate and cutting board

How to serve this Boston Market Style Cornbread

I like to serve this with plenty of softened butter while it is still warm. You could make this in muffin cups if you want, they will take about 19 to 20 minutes to bake. This is the best copycat recipe for Boston Market cornbread around!

How to store leftover cornbread

Store any amount of this leftover cornbread in an airtight container at room temperature. It will last for two or three days.

I hope you give this amazing recipe a try! This was one of my first copycat recipes, and I make it every year during the holidays. Everyone loves this sweet cornbread.

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Homemade Boston Market Cornbread slices and butter

Boston Market Cornbread

Make the sweet and savory cornbread just like the Boston Market does. 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Boston Market Recipes, Cornbread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 162kcal


  • 1 8.5 ounce box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 1 9.0 ounce box Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix both boxes according to directions, and combine the batter. I generally use a large mixing bowl, and add both boxes together, and add the other ingredients all at once.
  • Fill an 8 x 8-inch pan with the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.



Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Tessa

    love these, but in my house we are just two people and we always have so much leftover. can they be frozen for other dinners?

      • Tterry

        I put the leftover muffins in a freezer bag and froze them last year. They lasted for months easily. I just took as many out as needed and microwaved them until warm. They were delicious. They would probably even better if you wrapped each one with saran type wrap first and then put them in the freezer bag.

  2. Georgia

    I was pleasantly surprised that the cake mix didn’t overpower the corn bread mix. It still tasted like corn bread but with the sweetness and fluffiness of a cake. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Georgia

    Made these yesterday as a last-minute Thanksgiving side and they were delicious! I used half of a box of regular cake mix since I only had 1 box of Jiffy cornbread mix. Still turned out great and I will be making them again next year!

  4. Dottiepark

    This is excellent and very much like Boston Market’s cornbread! Worth going to the store on T’giving to get the mixes. I subbed out some creamed corn for some of thew water and added a bit of brown sugar as others suggested…baked them as mini-muffins. The mixes are inexpensive so i will buy more and tinker with them myself! Thanks!

  5. Betty

    I added a 1/2 cup of corn meal and 1/2 of brown sugar to the mixture. It added more of a corn taste with a bit more sweetness to it. Otherwise its a quick and simple recipe that tastes great!

  6. Azloschi

    I made this with one box jiffy mix cornbread and one box yellow cake mix. My family wanted to know why I was serving birthday cake with the chili! We couldn’t taste the corn flavor.

  7. PamCakes

    I am a lunchroom lady at a middle school and all us cafeteria ladies all bring a few covered dishes to add to our Thanksgiving meal and I brought this and it was a keeper. Several wanted the recipe and some have never even eaten at Boston Market. So today I am taking to my in laws which has like 75 people. I made a HUGE pan…. a real treat but do suggest bring on the BUTTER! LOL

  8. James Krot

    My only suggestion a 1/4 cup of brown sugar per box of corn bread gives it a little more sweetness, I find that people don’t like the Jiffy mix out of the box if you are doing the mix by itself then add 1/3 cup of sugar per box.

  9. Shoni

    I’m a terrible cook with no kitchen instincts. Somehow, I’ve gotten myself into agreeing to make corn bread for about 80 people. I love love love the simplicity of your Boston Market recipe. I’m just wondering, would I have a chance of success if I multiplied the recipe several times and cooked it in two big disposable lasagna type pans? Are there any changes you would make if preparing such a large quantity? Any thougnts on how I can get the bread to cook evenly (not burn on the edges before the center cooks through – in those big pans)? Any tips would be sincerely appreciated.


    • Stephanie Manley

      Honestly, I wouldn’t vary this any, unless I could test it. I would just suggest making several pans as directed. This way we will both know you will get the most evenly cooked corn bread.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t have a more scratch version, after much practice, this tasted spot on, so I left this one as written. I couldn’t do a better job.

      • working2pay

        Stephanie.. This is delicious! This tastes just like Boston Market! Just what I wanted and the recipe say. Copycat Boston Market Cornbread.

      • stephaniemanley

        Thanks 😉 I was hoping to get a second opinion on that, I don’t think I could do it from scratch any more closely.

  10. Lindsey

    I made these once in a cake pan and did not like how they turned out. They wouldn’t bake evenly and just fell apart when I cut it into squares. The next time I made them in my cupcake pan and they turned out 10x better. I just can’t get enough of these little treats! I would say they are more of a cake then cornbread, but who really cares!

  11. Casey

    Stephanie you are brillant! I made this for a dinner party and received outstanding reviews. Who would of thought it could be so easy? Thanks.

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