Just a quick note: everyone in the comments seemed to be appalled that there is sugar in this recipe. "Real" cornbread does not have sugar in it. Of course, the only person who gave an alternate recipe had the base as Jiffy cornbread mix, so I discounter his/her opinion. So is the sugar necessary? I'm not sure. Probably not. But I added some anyway. Do whatever makes you feel right.
1 tbsp of butter, oil, or lard
1.5 cups of corn meal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1.5 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1.25 cups milk, more if necessary
Preheat the oven to 375. Put the butter/oil/lard in cast iron or baking tray and place the empty pan in the oven.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the eggs into the milk, then stir the milk mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Add more milk if mixture seems dry.
When the oven/pan is hot, carefully remove it from the oven. Add mixture to pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.