Tortilla Soup and Cousin’s Cornbread




This tortilla soup and cousin’s cornbread recipe holds a lot of nostalgia for me. It is sweet memories of growing up with great girlfriends. Now it is a frequent request at dinner parties. I like to serve this Tortilla Soup with Cousin’s cornbread, a present find and the best cornbread you will ever taste. My son calls it corn-“cake”, and he is justified in doing so as it is sweet, moist, and DIVINE.

Can Cornbread Be Baked as Muffins?

Cornbread can be baked in a skillet, a cake pan, a loaf pan, or in muffin tins.


Can Cornbread Be Frozen?

To freeze corn bread, wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap, or place in heavy-duty freezer bag.

Cornbread can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Why Does Cornbread Fall Apart? 

Cornbread should be a little crumbly.

To keep it from falling apart altogether, use more flour.

Too much corn meal and not enough flour doesn’t give cornbread enough gluten to hold it together.



Tortilla Soup and Cousin’s Cornbread

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Tortilla Soup and Cousin's Cornbread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: All Your Favorite Fall Recipes to Warm up to
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 3198kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  • Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and cornmeal until well blended.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until moistened.
  • Bake in a well greased 8x8, or my favorite is in my Pampered Chef Square Baker (which I recently broke and am in mourning over).
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 mins.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 3198kcal | Carbohydrates: 488.3g | Protein: 53.8g | Cholesterol: 600.5mg | Fiber: 11.2g | Sugar: 221.5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Tortilla Soup and Cousin’s Cornbread”

  1. Cousin's Cornbread, is making me hungry right NOW! Oh and so simple.
    Gotta try it. This makes me want to cook cornbread again. I haven't do that in a while.

  2. Looks so delicious…now I'm hungry!

  3. Tortilla soup is one of my most favorite foods EVER! This looks sooo good.

  4. I bet this would make a great lunch, yum