Hoe Cake

Hoe Cake

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"Hoe cake is a Southern bread that is cooked in an iron skillet, like cornbread. This recipe stems back to my great-great grandmother. My father has made this recipe for years, and it is always requested from his grandchildren. A slice of hoe cake will warm your insides -- slathered with some homemade apple butter alongside of some butter beans, freshly sliced tomatoes and a good tall glass of sweet tea. I promise your family will love this truly Southern recipe!"
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30 m servings 147 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 147 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a well-seasoned cast iron skillet with the shortening, and place it in the oven as it heats.
  2. Whisk together the flour and milk in a bowl, to make a thick but still runny batter.
  3. Remove the hot greased skillet from the preheated oven, and quickly sprinkle a pinch of garlic salt over the bottom of the skillet. Immediately pour in the batter, and sprinkle the top with a pinch of garlic salt.
  4. Return the skillet to the oven, and bake in the preheated oven until the cake has risen and the top is golden brown, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can substitute bacon grease or canola oil for the shortening.



I registered just so i could comment this recipes name. I grew up on "Hoe cake".We used bisquick mixed with water until the consistency is like a thick pancake.Put it in a hot oiled cast iron sk...

I found this recipe and tried it one night when I was in a hurry. Fantastic! I didn't change a thing, and we all loved it...definitely a keeper, both because its yummy, but also it is fast and v...

This is something I have never tried before. This recipe tastes like a flatbread, but a little more dense. I think it would be good dipped in marinara. Sorry, I'm not southern! It cooked for ...

Im glad i found it. My dad use to make this when i was a kid. I loved it i dont think it had the garlic salt because we ate it with jelly. great snack. :) Thanks for posting it.

This was so delicious! I am a yankee who married a southern man and had my first "hoe-cake" last night when I went out to eat with my in-laws and husband and son. My husband begged for me to t...

My Great Grandma used to make these for me every time she made biscuits. One of my favorite memories! But no garlic salt. Not good with jelly. lol

This is a great tasting recipe! I have a 9 inch pan and it rises during baking 3/4's to the pan top so it is not a thin bread as depicted in the picture though it is still good! I would love t...

I had to use spreadable butter instead of shortening; cut the recipe in half; and use gluten free baking mix or some call it rice flour. I am gluten intolerant and the only one in the family wit...

Great tasting bread that reminds me of my childhood and the great, inexpensive dishes my Mother made. Easy and really good!