Go Back

Traditional Welsh cakes recipe

You can' beat this traditional Welsh cakes recipe as the perfect authentic Welsh teatime treat
Course afternoon tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British, Welsh
Servings 15 welsh cakes (approx)


  • Griddle, bakestone, or frying pan


  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 125 g salted butter
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp butter to lightly grease the pan
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar to sprinkle on top of the cooked Welsh cakes


  • Dice the butter and mix it in to the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar, mixed spice and sultanas to the mixture.
  • Add the beaten egg and bring the mixture together to form a dough.
  • Allow to rest in the fridge for around 20 minutes, then roll out the dough to around 5 mm thick, and put a griddle or frying pan on a low heat on the hob.
  • Cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter.
  • Smear a small amount of butter in the hot pan to ensure no Welsh cakes stick.
  • Cook each welsh cakes for around 4 minutes each side on a low heat, until golden brown.
  • Sprinkle the cooked Welsh cake with caster sugar and serve immediately.
Keyword cake, traditional, wales, welsh cake