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Johnny Cakes

Johnny Cakes – widely popular Caribbean quick bread made with flour, coconut milk, baking powder, salt and sugar. Great accompaniment for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Caribbean
Keyword cakes, hoppin john
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 cakes
Calories 242kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoon shortening or unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; add shortening or butter, and, using your fingers, rub into flour mixture to form pea-size crumbles.
  • Gently stir in coconut milk into dry ingredients until all is moistened and holds together (like a ball).
  • Place on a floured board and knead for about a minute. Divide dough into about 12 pieces and roughly shape into ball.
  • Flatten each ball to ½ inch thick, place on cookie sheet and lightly poke the top of each ball with a fork. Brush with coconut milk.
  • Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Remove and serve warm.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2.8mg