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Giant Biscuit Recipe (Hoe Cake)

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Hoe cake biscuit recipe will change your family breakfasts! I’d never heard of hoe cake until I stumbled upon it on-line years ago.  Hoe cake is basically a very large, very tasty biscuit.  I make hoe cake when I want biscuits but don’t want to spend the time cutting out individual ones.


Hoe Cake Biscuit Recipe from @thegabels #recipe


I’m not sure how I ever survived without Hoe Cake.  It is my go-to super quick breakfast bread as it is basically a very large biscuit. It takes way less time than rolling and cutting biscuits so it’s great for a large crowd, too.  I use it for biscuits and gravy as well as the bread for dipping over easy eggs. It’s a fabulous addition to the morning routine.



Yield: 1 Giant Biscuit

Giant Biscuit Recipe (Hoe Cake)

Giant Biscuit Recipe (Hoe Cake)


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil or bacon grease
  • 1/2 cup cold butter


  1. Turn oven on to 425 degrees.
  2. Put oil or bacon grease in a 8" or 9" baking pan - I prefer to use my cast iron skillet or a stoneware pan, but a cake or pie pan works, too.
  3. Place the baking dish in the oven while you mix up your batter.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter in to the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in milk just until the flour is moistened. Do not over mix!
  7. Remove hot baking dish from oven and quickly pour batter in to the dish.
  8. Return to oven and bake until browned, about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Remove cake from oven and invert on to a serving platter.

Adapted from Southern Plate


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  • Robin Hayes
    September 9, 2018

    Yes, I want to thank you for this recipe, my mom used to make this recipe when I was a kid. She made it on top of the stove in a cast iron pan. It was so good with melted butter and grape jelly and sometimes with apple butter… talk about comfort food, this was one of my favorite. I think I will try this recipe on top of the stove instead the oven. I sure miss my mom, thanks again for the recipe!

  • Sarah
    August 22, 2018

    This recipe works well and is so easy….I recommend leaving out the salt.

  • Aly
    December 26, 2017

    My mom made something similar except she cooked it In cast iron skillet on top of stove.

    • linda
      September 1, 2018

      What is her recipe

  • Pearl Cope
    September 17, 2013

    Oh Im soooo happy!!!!!!!!! i have been looking for this recipe for a long long time, i haven’t had a hoe cake since my grandmama passed and took the recipe with her…..this lil grandmas baby is ever grateful!

    • Camille
      September 17, 2013

      You made my day! 🙂 Enjoy!