Welsh Cakes

These are a very traditional cake from Wales and are my family’s favourite things and so sometimes I’ll make up a batch especially for them. They really don’t take long to make and fill my kitchen with a delicious warm spicy aroma. And they taste so good!


12oz self raising flour

2tsp baking powder

6oz butter or margarine

2oz caster sugar

2tsp mixed spice

6oz raisins or sultanas

1 egg

2tbsp milk


• Using a mixer (I love my KitchenAid 💕) mix the flour, baking powder and butter together until they look like breadcrumbs.

• Add sultanas, mixed spice and sugar.

• Add egg and milk and continue mixing to form a soft dough.

• Turn onto a floured surface, roll out to 1/4” thickness and cut into round discs.

• Over a low heat cook in a heavy based frying pan for a few minutes on each side until golden brown.

• Sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to cool on a rack.

I have to double up this recipe as they don’t last five minutes in our house! Literally as I’m cooking them they’re being swiped!

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do ❤️

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