I absolutely love cornbread, however I'll be honest...I've tried making it from scratch and for some reason it never tastes that good. Thankfully there are mixes that help me out and I actually like the convenience of a mix. Recently I tried the new Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix (which is made with more corn then the leading brand) and I must say...it is divine! It's moist, delicious and has a touch of sweetness that goes perfectly with that delicious corn flavor. This is made-from-scratch quality without all the work. It was so easy to make and in half an hour it was sitting on the dinner table.
Now you all know me, I love coming up with different recipes using unique ingredients. After I made the traditional cornbread I decided to make up a dessert recipe. This Upside Down Apple Raisin Cornbread Cake was incredible! The butter and brown sugar seeps into the cake, gets a little crispy around the edges and the fruit pairs perfectly with the bread. I made ours in the morning and by evening there was nothing but an empty plate of crumbs...it's that good!