White Chocolate Banana Hoecake

Garden tools and cakes. That's what we're talking about today. And a giveaway.

Actual garden tools and actual cakes. Contrary to popular belief, the Hoecake is a real thing. Known as johnnycakes in the Northern U.S., a modern day hoecake is made with a cornmeal slurry, made with yellow or white cornmeal, salt, boiling hot water and milk, sometimes a sweetener and always fried in a cast-iron skillet.

Rumor has it that traditionally they were cooked on the flat part of a hoe, like a griddle. I'm not sure if that part is true, but I am sure this recipe is delicious.

How do you know you've done it right? The edges are golden brown, crispy and buttery while the inside is like cake--dense yet tender while the white chocolate chips have barely melted. Slather on fresh whole butter and pour hot maple syrup over these bad boys and you have the best breakfast since... sliced bread.

Guess what!? We are celebrating Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks' 6th Blogiversary and we are giving away a KitchenAid 5 quart Artisan Mixer in the color of your choice! How awesome is that?

We are also giving away a great collection of cookbooks that will keep you busy in the kitchen all year long!

*The Fly Creek Cider Mill Cookbook by Brenda and Bill Michaels
*Best of Bridge Home Preserving
*Vegan Everyday by Douglas McNish
*Sweet Mornings:  125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes from Patty Pinner
*Complete Book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani

Enter NOW by clicking on the Rafflecopter below. Come back each day for more chances to win. Scroll down for Official Contest rules and regulations. 

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  • Lemon Lavender Cake from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks


  • No-Churn Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake from Jenni Field's Pastry Chef Online

  • Coconut Dream Cookies from Fearlessly Creative Mammas

  • Salty Dog with with Fennel and Rosemary from Platings and Pairings


  • Easy Strawberry Lattice Pie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate from The Heritage Cook

  • Boozy Blackberry Beer Cocktail from Cindy's Recipes and Writings

  • White Chocolate Banana Hoecake from Nik Snacks


  • Chocolate Banana Naked Cake from Brunch-n-Bites

  • Giveaway info and disclosure:
    This giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.  The giveaway begins on 8/1/16 at 12:00am EST and goes through 8/14/16 at 11:59pmEST.  Approximate retail value for the mixer is $350.  Approximate retail value for the cookbooks is $90.  The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.   The winner will be selected and e-mailed within 5 days of the end of the giveaway. Winner has 48 hours to respond to the e-mail or another winner will be chosen.  The sponsors will not be held liable for any malfunction or damage of the products received.

    Special thanks to the bloggers that made this giveaway possible!

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    About the author

    Nikki Miller-Ka

    Nikki Miller-Ka

    Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

    Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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    1. What a gorgeous cake, and banana+chocolate=win!

    2. Oh my heavens to Betsy, I am in heaven just reading about these beautiful fried cakes!! I am a Midwesterner at heart and these have me singing your praises Nikki. What a fun way to celebrate! :-)


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