Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake


"This is a very old time recipe. My great grandparents used to eat this in a bowl with milk on it."
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1 h 45 m servings 81 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

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 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift cornmeal and flour together and spread thinly on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal mixture, salt, sugar and baking powder. Pour in shortening and milk; stir to blend.
  4. In a separate large bowl, beat egg white until stiff. In a third bowl, beat egg yolk then fold into egg white. Gently stir flour mixture into beaten egg. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until golden brown.

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  1. 7 Ratings

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Easy recipe with a great reward!

Most helpful critical review

Did not like at all. Thought it took to much effort for the result. Still looking for a good johnny cake. will try the other one on this site.

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Easy recipe with a great reward!

My first review didn't show up, so here it goes again! I found almost the exact same recipe for this but it was made into pancakes! I loved it! It had double the amount of milk and I used honey ...

my mother and I really enoyed making and eating this cake

Did not like at all. Thought it took to much effort for the result. Still looking for a good johnny cake. will try the other one on this site.

I added 1/2 cup grated coconut and it was good. very easy to make.

My husband fondly talks about his grandmother making johnny cakes so my children and I surprised him and served them along side of a hearty chili for dinner. The cakes were so tasty. I used 1 TS...

Made these for breakfast. They were quite tasty. However they were very dry. We covered them in whipped cream and fried apples.

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