Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake

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"My sister couldn't eat enough of this cake. This is her favorite."
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servings 224 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

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.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease thoroughly an 8 inch square cake pan.
  2. Combine cornmeal and milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together the egg and milk.
  3. Cream shortening, and blend in sugar. Stir flour mixture and egg mixture alternately into creamed mixture alternately. Blend in cornmeal mixture.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot, with maple syrup.


  1. 47 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Thanks for the tasted just like the one Mom made...we ate it warm like cornbread. Must be quite yummy with syrup!

Most helpful critical review

I gave this recipe a 3 because it has a great a cornbread. Very good! but I only gave it a 3 because this is not a traditional johnny cake at all, good flavor just not a johnny cake.

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Thanks for the tasted just like the one Mom made...we ate it warm like cornbread. Must be quite yummy with syrup!

I was looking for a good cornbread recipe for a family get together. It was a toss up between this recipe and another one using frozen corn. So I made both and without a doubt, this recipe is ...

I've made this many times and it's a sweeter, moister replacement to cornbread on your table. FYI, I had always put the ingredients together the complicated way as directed in the recipe, but I...

I made this a 5 star recipe by adding corn. It was very good. I added 1 can of whole kernel and a lil extra sugar and flour. yummmmmmmm.......

I use substitutes, such soy milk, egg replacer, and nucoa(milk free margarine), and rice flour...and they do not always fare well with baking recipes. But I cut back a tad on baking powder when ...

This Johnny cake is very easy to make and wonderful. It's good served with spicy foods like Jerk chicken.

This may be called "Johnny Cake," but I couldn't tell anything that made it different from regular ol' cornbread. Pretty good cornbread, although it's a bit denser than I thought it would be. (I...

My mom used to make Johnny Cake when I was a kid. I was craving some comfort food the other day and thought of this. I couldn't find my mom's recipe so I used this one. Don't tell mom but I t...

This is a fantastic recipe. I made it to take on a canoe trip, and it was quite excellent even after five days of being beaten around in the food pack.

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