Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 10” cast iron pan with melted butter or nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add 8 tablespoons melted butter, buttermilk, eggs, and honey. Mix until smooth and well combined.
Into the same bowl, add cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until combined. Fold in 1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese. The cornbread batter will be like a thick pancake batter.
Transfer the cornbread batter into the cast iron pan. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Serve with a drizzle of honey and cayenne pepper. Enjoy!