Cornmeal Squares with Crushed Raspberry Sauce

Pat Duran


Using the basic recipe for my Cornmeal Squares and then adding substituting butter for the vegetable oil and buttermilk for the 2% milk and adding the lemon zest make this recipe more cake-like than muffin-like.Try it and see for yourself.
That photo is Bob's(my hubby) dessert! LOL
It's good with ice cream too!


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-9 servings & makes 2 c. sauce
5 Min
25 Min



  • 1 1/2 c
    bisquick baking mix( original)
  • 1/3 c
    yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    dairy buttermilk
  • 2 large
  • 1 Tbsp
    finely grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, melted, cooled

  • 4 c
    fresh raspberry or thawed frozen, divided
  • 1/3 c
    light brown sugar,packed or 2/3 granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 2 tsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tsp
    finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
    cold water

How to Make Cornmeal Squares with Crushed Raspberry Sauce


  1. Heat oven to 350^; butter or spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray; line bottom with parchment and spray that too;set aside.
    Cornmeal Cake Squares:
    Combine bisquick, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, lemon peel, and vanilla in a small bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture and melted butter into bisquick mixture. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold liquids into bisquick mixture until just blended (do NOT stir). Pour or spoon into the prepared dish; spread evenly.
  3. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake pulls away from sides of pan, about 25-30 minutes.While cake is hot run knife along sides of cake in pan. Place wire rack on top of cake in pan. Flip over like you do an upside down cake..then again so it is right side up..Serve with Crushed Raspberry Sauce...Blueberry sauce works too!
  4. Crushed Raspberry Sauce:
    Combine 2 cups of the berries, and sugar,lemon juice,lemon peel,orange juice and salt in a medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to simmer, about 7 minutes. Combine cold water and cornstarch stir to mix well. Stir into simmering berries.Simmer and stir about 7 minutes..Remove from heat and gently stir in remaining berries. Cover and chill. Serve chilled or rewarm before serving,if desired.

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About Cornmeal Squares with Crushed Raspberry Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American

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