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

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease thoroughly an 8 inch square cake pan.

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  • Combine cornmeal and milk. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together the egg and milk.

  • Cream shortening, and blend in sugar. Stir flour mixture and egg mixture alternately into creamed mixture alternately. Blend in cornmeal mixture.

  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve hot, with maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

223.9 calories; 3.7 g protein; 30.3 g carbohydrates; 17.9 mg cholesterol; 317.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2008
I gave this recipe a 3 because it has a great flavor...as 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. Read More
(5)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
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! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2002
Thanks for the recipe...it tasted just like the one Mom made...we ate it warm like cornbread. Must be quite yummy with syrup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
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....... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
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 I use egg replacer...and all worked great. I am glad to share johnny cake with my kids with allergies:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
This Johnny cake is very easy to make and wonderful. It's good served with spicy foods like Jerk chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2009
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'd like to find a cornbread recipe a little moister and lighter.) Also note this recipe cooks a lot faster than the recipe says--mine was done in 30 minutes and perhaps I could have taken it out even sooner. Another note--I thought it would be pretty sweet with a half cup of sugar but it wasn't for some reason. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2007
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 think this one is better. It is light tastey and absolutely wonderful warm with real maple syrup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2008
I gave this recipe a 3 because it has a great flavor...as 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. Read More
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