Famous Dave’s Sweet Corn Bread Muffins

I am a huge fan of Famous Dave’s corn muffins. I love sweet cornbread that tastes more like cake than corn!:) Famous Dave’s sure knows what they are doing because this was a perfect pairing with the barbecue!! These turned out really good, they were a tad crumbly, but I think that can be remedied by reducing the cornmeal a smidge and increasing the miracle whip & cake mix slightly. I’ll try it again soon with those changes and let you know how it turns out. These were still a really tasty addition to our meal and I will definitely make them again! Oh and I didn’t notice until I was about to make them that it calls for a 9 oz. cake mix, so I have half a box of cake mix left over to experiment with! Super excited to try some of the cake flavored treats floating around the blogosphere!

Famous Dave’s Sweet Corn Bread Muffins

Source: Pennies on a Platter originally found on Spark Recipes
Yield: 16 cupcake-sized muffins

2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 (9oz) package yellow cake mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon miracle whip light

In a large bowl whisk together cornmeal, cake mix, baking powder, salt & cayenne pepper, set aside. In a medium sized bowl, stir together milk, buttermilk, oil, eggs, brown sugar, and honey. Add the milk mixture to the cornmeal mixture and stir gently to combine, taking care to not over mix. Fold in miracle whip. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place your muffin liners in the muffin tin. Spoon batter into the liners filling approximately 2/3 full.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

You can add a can of whole kernel corn, drained when you add in the miracle whip, if desired.

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  1. cookingwithchrissy says:

    Oh my…I LOVE Famous Dave's cornbread!! I am so trying this!

  2. Looks great, thanks for sharing! I just posted the recipe for FD's Bread Pudding http://www.twincitiesrestaurantblog.com/tcrb/2011/06/food-spotlight-bread-pudding-at-famous-daves.html

  3. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    Kristi-that bread pudding sounds fabulous!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Do you add one can of regular corn?

  5. Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    You can add one can of corn if you wish, I opted to leave it out.

  6. Daves Sweet Cornbread. corn or creaked corn. Not nice to leave out ingredients. No one will continue to read ya

  7. I used to work at Famous Dave’s and there were never corn kernels put in the cornbread.

  8. I think the point that was being made, and still hasn’t been addressed properly, is that the canned corn was mentioned in the directions (i.e. fold in), but wasn’t (and still isn’t) listed in the ingredients,which should indicate that it’s one 14 ounce can, whole kernel corn, well drained. TSK! TSK!

    Is it possible that the starch from the corn might have made it less crumbly?

    • I didn’t realize that I had put the corn in the directions. I must’ve accidentally added that in there when I was referring to the original recipe, as I did not add corn to my muffins, I will correct that now. Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience. Feel free to add a can of corn if you wish.

  9. These were terrible. not famous dave’s, not even edible. i’d like to blame myself, but i’ve been baking for a couple decades and not since i was 13 years old have i had a recipe give such poor results. if famous dave’s is what you are looking for, keep looking.

  10. I just made the batter, i hope they are good. Im making them for thanksgiving! Ive had famous daves corn muffins before! Theyre are quite good!!! But The last review i just read on here is making me nervous 🙁

  11. I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I will make these again!

  12. on the recipe i noticed it sAid one 9 oZ of yellow cake miX but at thE store i was only able to find the 15 oz of betty cocker would that be fine?