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Best Hoecakes Recipe {Fried Cornbread}

Best Hoecakes Recipe {Fried Cornbread} are light, fluffy cornmeal pancakes. They can be eaten as an alternative to pancakes or as a side instead of cornbread.

Course breakfast or side
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cornbread, pancakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 16 cakes
Calories 121kcal
Author Paula


  • cast iron skillet


  • 1 and 1/4 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup whole milk for the consistency you want the batter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, bacon grease, or melted butter
  • oil for frying


  • Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy nonstick griddle or well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Whisk dry ingredients together in one bowl. Whisk wet ingredients together in another bowl.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into the dry. Stir gently with a spoon or spatula to combine until ingredients are just moistened. Don’t overmix. 
  • When the griddle is ready, pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle. Cook 1 to 3 minutes per side. (The Hoecake is ready to be turned over when it's dry around the edges and bubbles have formed over the top.)
  • Remove to a platter. You can keep them warm in a 300° oven while you finish cooking. Serve warm or hot.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg