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Pumpkin Cornbread with Whipped Butter

This Pumpkin Cornbread with pumpkin spice whipped butter has a delicate, moist, cake-like texture and slightly sweet subtle flavors of pumpkin puree. The whipped butter is key to taking this cornbread to the next level!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 361kcal


For the cornbread

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup melted butter + 2 Tbsp. for greasing the pan
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

For the whipped butter

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar. 
  • In another bowl whisk together the pumpkin, eggs, buttermilk, 1/4 cup melted butter, and vegetable oil.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and fold the batter just until combined. The batter will be thick, but easy to stir by hand.
  • Place the remaining 2 Tbsp. of butter in an 8x8-inch square baking pan or cast iron skillet. Place the pan in the preheated oven for about 2 minutes or until the butter is melted. 
  • Take the pan out and pour the cornbread batter over the melted butter. Smooth the top and place back in the oven until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 23 minutes.
  • While the cornbread cools, make the whipped butter. Using a hand mixer, beat all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Serve with the cornbread and enjoy with your favorite Fall meals!



  • Recipe inspiration and adapted from: Delish


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5545IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg