Welsh Cake Recipe

By Kathryn Slade Welsh Cakes

We're lucky to live in a county and country that is rich with history and culture that has been passed down through countless generations.

Recipes are something that are treasured in Wales and are often kept as closely guarded secrets in families. Whether it‘s Bara Brith or Cawl these dishes are enjoyed all year round.

One thing that you simply can't come to Wales without trying is a traditional Welsh cake. They are a treat that simply has to be enjoyed!

You can pick them up in Newton Stores or Tŷ Coffi but there is nothing better than enjoying a Pice Bach hot off the plank.

So without further ado this is all you need to be able to try these treats for yourselves.


  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 100g/4oz butter
  • 75g/3oz caster sugar
  • 50g/2oz currants
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • ¼tsp mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch salt
  • A little milk to bind


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the butter into cubes and then rub it into the flour.
  3. Stir in the sugar and fruit and mix.
  4. Then add in the egg and mix to for a dough, you can use a little milk if the dough is a bit dry.
  5. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface until it's around 1cm thick.
  6. Use a round cutter to cut the dough.
  7. Heat a flat bottomed pan over a medium heat and then grease it with a bit of butter.
  8. Cook the cakes in small batches and turn them gently until they are golden.
  9. Once cooked sprinkle with a little caster sugar and serve with butter.

Some people say that they are nice spread with a little jam or butter, but I think they are absolutely perfect by themselves hot from the griddle, perhaps with sprinkling of sugar.

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