Welsh Cakes

Time to share one of my favourite teatime treats. Welsh cakes, a great regional recipe for afternoon tea.

Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes

Ingredients (makes 15)

225g self raising flour
1/2 teasp mixed spice
85g granulated sugar
100g margarine
50g currants
1 large egg
lard (for frying)
extra sugar


Add mixed spice and sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Rub in the margarine.
Sieve in the flour.
Mix in the egg.
Add the currants.
Draw the mixture into 2 balls.
Flatten to about 5mm on a floured board.
Cut out fluted rounds.
Meanwhile melt knob of lard in frying pan.
Add 5 rounds to the pan.
Cook for about 3 minutes until golden brown on underneath.
Turn and cook for about a further 3 minutes.
Place a layer of kitchen roll on a cooling rack.
Turn out the welsh cakes onto the cooling rack.
Dust with extra sugar.
Turn and dust on the reverse.
Melt additional lard in the frying pan if required and repeat twice until all welsh cakes are cooked.
Allow to cool.
Serve and enjoy.

Welsh Cakes

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27 thoughts on “Welsh Cakes

  1. Carolyn

    Thanks for posting this recipe. I am about to go and live in wales for a few weeks. It will be a chance to catch up with some (never met in the last 10 years or so) distant relatives. This is going to be my Secret weapon of welcome!

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  2. Margaret gallagher

    Have tried making these but they seem to fall apart -hopefully when I get my new oven they’ll turn out better


  3. A S,Edinburgh

    I’ve never tried Welsh Cakes; mixed spice in something sweet has got to be a winner though! Apple pie with cinnamon is one of my favourite things to bake, and I’m sure I’ve heard of mixed spice being used in that instead, I should look into it.



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