Traditional Welsh Cakes

Classic Mini Welsh Cakes
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Adjust Servings:
110g/4oz plus extra for greasing salted Butter preferably Welsh salted butter, chilled, cut into cubes
225g/8oz plus extra for dusting Self-raising flour sieved
85g/3oz Caster sugar
handful Sultanas
1 Eggs free-range, beaten
Milk if needed

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Traditional Welsh Cakes


These Traditional Welsh Cakes are the cutest, mini dough-like cakes that I love making for breakfast sometimes or a tea time snack. Softer than a crumpet, the dough is so easy to make and can be prepared in just a few minutes. Then using a cookie cutter, cut 3-inch round shapes that get cooked in butter on a hot griddle pan or bake stone.

Enjoy them just as with some caster sugar sprinkled over or use two cakes to make a jam sandwich! They’re yum!

To make Traditional Welsh Cakes, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Traditional Welsh Cakes


Prepare breadcrumbs

Using your fingers, gently rub 110g of butter into 225g of sifted flour to make breadcrumbs.


Add dough ingredients

Add 85g of caster sugar and a handful of sultanas along with the egg and mix to combine and form into a ball-shape. Use a bit of milk, if needed.


Prepare cake shapes

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, about ¼-inch thick and use a cookie cutter to cut about 3-inch round-shapes.



Generously grease a bake stone or heavy iron griddle with some butter and wipe any excess away. Working in batches, allow the griddle to heat up before placing Welsh cakes on. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side and caramel brown in color.



Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm. Enjoy them as a jam sandwich too!

These Traditional Welsh Cakes are really yummy and I think your families are going to love them. So definitely try them out for breakfast soon! Let us know what you think and share your creations with us. Tag #cookmerecipes online when you try out our recipes!

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Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
Total Reviews: 21
Carla Romane

Too sweet for me but my daughter and husband liked it a lot since they both have sweet tooths haha.

Anneliese Feigelson

It was tasty, had it with some tea for breakfast and raisins on the inside instead of sultanas.

Elayna Marhofer

Amazingly good and simple to make It thx for the recipe.

Dalia Dailey

It was good but I prefer the welsh bread instead of cake, much less sugary and far better with tea.

Rhea Zweigart

British food and snacks are always unique so I'll be trying all of them after this traditional welsh cake!

Lilianna Peila

Gobbled them right up instantly, best mini snack to bring with you anywhere and ultra filling.

Clover Housley

Really tasty loved this welsh cake a bunch and have intentions to make it again with different fruits inside.

Everleigh Zohn

So so yummy love the traditional stuff and this is exactly what I was looking for.

Jurnee Domnitz

My family loved these mini traditional welsh cakes best thing you could make for a large amount of people, would recommend them for sure.

Emilee Didio

Can't get enough of this British welsh stuff! I've been on a roll all month making only welsh bread, dessert and snacks!

Irene Babecki

Bookmarking this website since everything is so easy and delicious!

Mavis Vollmann

Great enjoyed them a lot thanks so much for sharing going to send to friends so they can try it too.

Madalynn Dreesen

Made this for desert yesterday instead of baileys cake and have to say this tasted way better than any welsh dish I've prepared on my own.

Maryjane Jedziniak

This was so freaking tasty even better than the cherry cheesecake!!

Jazlynn Mhoon

Heavenly snack for the whole family or just yourself, great idea.

Austyn Wyeth

Everything Lilly makes is always perfect! She literally has the most affordable and simple recipes.

Leona Eghbali

Kids had powdered sugar all over their mouths it was so cute lol!

Azalea Labhart

Tasty though the sultanas were a little funny in this welsh cake so next time I won't be adding them.

Kynlee Glatter

Never tried anything like this before but so grateful that the steps were easy, crushed it on the first try!

Laney Wiedmer

Satisfying snack, would recommend this welsh cake :)


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