This cornbread recipe won the sweepstakes competition at our annual club's chili and cornbread contest...moist and delicious!
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 (7-oz) can diced, roasted green chilies, drained
4 oz (about 1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
1½ cups (7.5 oz) all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 (12 oz) can creamed corn
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350º F. Grease 9-inch cake pan or prepare muffin pan for filling. With electric mixer set to medium speed, cream together butter and sugar until well-blended and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, green chilies, creamed corn and grated cheese. Mix for 30 seconds on low or until chilies are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. Gently fold the dry mix into the wet mixture, taking care not to over-mix. No dry flour should remain, but mixture should still be lumpy. Fill cake pan or muffin pan with mixture. Bake until top of cornbread is light, toasted brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes for muffins for up to 40 minutes for cake pan. Transfer pan to wire cooling rack and allow to rest 15 minutes before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.