Johnny cakes

From Cookipedia

Recipe review

Travelling cakes

4/5 Deep-fried dough. That'll make you walk slowly! Jerry, aka Chef (talk)

Johnny cakes
Johnny cakes
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:339
Ready in:25 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:27th October 2012

These Jamaican 'cakes' are also known as journey cakes because they are ideal as a travelling snack.


Printable 🛒 shopping list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  2. Mix in the butter and enough water to make a stiff dough.
  3. Shape them into 5 cm balls and deep fry them in moderately hot oil until they are brown.

Serving suggestions

Serve with butter for breakfast, or as an accompaniment to fish or meat.

See also

Browse Cookipedia's recipes with Pinterest

Almost all of Cookipedia's recipe pictures have now been uploaded to Pinterest which is a very convenient way to browse through them, all in one huge board, or by individual categories. If you're a Pinterest user, I think you'll find this feature useful.

Update with Facebook debugger

#johnnycakes #butter #bakingpowder #deepfried #flour #snack #accompaniment #deepfry #fish #dough #cakes