Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 12 cups cornmeal (use yellow)
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 cup lard (I use butter flav cricso or stick oleo)
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 13 cups milk or 1 13 cups sour milk or 1 13 cups buttermilk (all tastes good)


  1. Cream lard into sugar till creamy.
  2. Add eggs and beat well.
  3. In separate bowl combine baking powder,cornmeal,and flour.
  4. Add dry mixture alternately with the milk to the egg,lard mixture until well blended.
  5. Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Also works good in muffin tins for about 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

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

Darlene Summers July 10, 2003

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.

mailbelle August 20, 2008

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