Jamaican Johnny Cakes Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Jamaican Johnny Cakes

Jamaican Johnny Cakes Recipe - Moist, decadent and baked in a loaf pan!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Jamaican
Servings: 24 slices
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Sommer Collier



  • Lower the oven rack to the bottom half of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Butter and dust two to 9x5 loaf pans with cornmeal.
  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and clove. Mix well.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes, until very light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, followed by the vanilla and buttermilk.
  • Slowly add the dry mix to the wet mixture. Scrape the bowl and beat again until just smooth.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the loaf pans. Bake, undisturbed for 40-50 minutes. Insert a toothpick to ensure the cakes are cooked through. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove them from the oven.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, before carefully flipping out of the pans.¬†Serve warm. The cake should be light and slightly crumbly. Makes 2 loaves.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.3mg