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Johnny Cake Recipe-401

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Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • Butter for greasing pan
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


  • 8-inch square baking pan


Preheat the oven to 425° F.  

Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan.  Sift together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Add the buttermilk, beaten egg, molasses, and melted butter and mix until smooth.  

Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.  Unmold the johnnycake and let cool slightly before cutting into diamonds.  Serve warm.

© Christopher Idone

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings, and using 2 tablespoon of butter to grease the pan.

164kcal (8%)
47mg (5%)
0mg (1%)
49mcg RAE (2%)
39mg (13%)
195mg (8%)
3g (16%)
6g (10%)
1mg (5%)

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