Johnny Cake

Johnny Cake

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Recipe by  Carol

“My sister couldn't eat enough of this cake. This is her favorite.”

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Original recipe yields 8 inch square cake



  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.

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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 superior. So moist and sweet--the best! Definitely a keeper--thanks!



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 was short on time tonight and just basically threw all the ingredients in and it turned out the exact same. Much simpler!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 224 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 318 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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