(This was a reply to a previous question, posting or editorial comment.) "JOHNNY CAKE--- Brother Gardiner of the Telephone has copied the note in our last number into his paper and added remarks which we are grateful for. He says in brief that Shawnee Cake would have been as good a name, to which we perfectly agree. He then says Journey Cake is a true name and cites facts. We have always understood this last name to be the correct one, and that "Johnny" was a latter rendering. The fact is clear that Journey Cake was made and eaten in Rhode Island long before the Revolution, and we think they were invariably called Journey Cake................"
Is this saying that Johnny Cake originated as Journey Cake in Rhode Island? I would have guessed it was of Southern origin. ..... so I checked Wikipedia:
Anybody have any family stories of johnny cakes by any name???? Did you find this of interest?