As nouns the difference between cornbread and cornpone
is that cornbread
is (us) bread made from cornmeal while cornpone
is (us|appalachian) a form of cornbread made without milk or eggs.
(US) Bread made from cornmeal.
* corn pone
(US, Appalachian) A form of cornbread made without milk or eggs.
(pejorative) Something or someone considered stereotypical of rural, Southern US attitudes or attributes.
*2005 , John Baxter, We'll Always Have Paris , Bantam 2006, p. 27:
*:Her southern accent was rich as molasses, and she really did, without affectation, call everyone ‘y'all’, but the cornpone was camouflage.