Johnny Cake

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 6-10
  • About This Recipe

    “This has been made by my dad’s family for at least four generations.A staple in my household,and a must served with soupbeans and fried potatoes.The ultimate comfort food.Serve piping hot from the oven with tons of butter.”


  • 2eggs
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1 1/2 cupscornmeal( use yellow)
  • 1 1/2 cupsflour
  • 1/2 cuplard( I use butter flav cricso or stick oleo)
  • 3teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups milk or 1 1/3 cups sour milk or 1 1/3 cupsbuttermilk( all tastes good)
  • Directions

  • Cream lard into sugar till creamy.
  • Add eggs and beat well.
  • In separate bowl combine baking powder,cornmeal,and flour.
  • Add dry mixture alternately with the milk to the egg,lard mixture until well blended.
  • Bake in greased 9×13 pan at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  • Also works good in muffin tins for about 15 minutes.
  • Reviews

  • “Mona,I made this yesterday with ham and beans,and fried potatoes,I have an iron Johnny cake pan so I used that to bake them in.OH MY (GOOD STUFF) Ham and beans is a staple in our house,and they ain’t no good without Johnny cakes!!!Thanks,Darlene Summers”

  • “Sorry, but I’m afraid no one at our house liked these. I was skeptical when it called for 1 cup of sugar; thought that was a little much, but since the other reviews were positive, I used the entire cup. They were just way too sweet for us. I used the muffin tin option rather than a baking pan. Made for Family Tree Name Game.”