Welsh Cakes Recipe – Happy St David’s Day!

Welsh Cakes Recipe

We’ve just finished up making some Welsh Cakes for St David’s Day and thought I’d pop on and share a recipe with you, this makes 10-12 Welsh Cakes. A great Sunday activity for the whole family to play a part in. We made these with our 2 year old toddler, it’s a quick recipe and they don’t take too long to cook so their attention span can manage..!


110g / 4oz of butter softened
225g / 8oz of sieved SR flour
Pinch of salt
85g / 3oz of caster or granulated sugar
25g of sultanas or currants (we used sultanas)
1 egg beaten
1.5 tbsp of milk


1. Sieve the flour into a big mixing bowl add a pinch of salt. Soften the butter (by leaving out or whack in the microwave at 10 second increments). Once butter is soft, add to the mixing bowl and rub together with the flour.

2. Once combined to breadcrumb texture add in the currants / sultanas and sugar.

3. Mix together.

4. Add the beaten egg and milk and combine to create a soft dough.

5. Sprinkle flour on a work surface and roll out to around 1cm thickness. With a ~3″ round cutter cut out your welsh cakes and pop on a plate.

6. Move over to your pan / griddle (I have a girdle pan) rub it with butter and wipe the excess away. Put it on the hob and wait until it you get an even low (but not too low!) temperature across the pan. Place the Welsh cakes on the pan and cook on both sides until golden brown.

7. Remove from pan onto a wire rack and dust with caster sugar while still warm.

8. Enjoy!

Getting the temperature right is key to cooking Welsh Cakes. If the pan is too hot the cakes will burn before they are cooked through.

My first batch scorched slightly so I whacked the heat right down and gently cooked them through.

Let me know if you try the recipe and how you got on!