Famous Dave's Corn Bread with Honey Jalapeño Glaze


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup stone ground cornmeal
  • 1 (9 oz.) package yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise

Jalapeño Honey Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely diced
  • 3 Tbsp red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne


Combine cornmeals, cake mix, baking powder, salt and cayenne in a bowl; set aside.

Combine milk, buttermilk, oil, eggs, brown sugar and honey in a bowl and mix well. Add to the cornmeal mixture and mix gently - there should be no lumps, but do not overmix. Fold in the mayonnaise. Let rest, covered, in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Spoon the cold batter into a greased muffin tin or a cast iron skillet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean and the top is golden brown.

In the meantime, make the glaze by heating butter in a saucepan until melted. Stir in jalapeño and bell pepper. Bring to a simmer. Stir in honey and cayenne. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Drizzle over Famous Dave's Corn Bread.

NOTE: You can make the glaze ahead of time and store it, covered, in the refrigerator. Re-heat before serving.

Makes 8

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