New Recipe: I made Welsh cakes using super easy recipe and they were so quick I ate them for breakfast

Welsh cakes have been popular since the late nineteenth century, yet I’ve hardly eaten them, let alone made them myself.

So in celebration of St David’s Day on March 1, I decided to give the traditional Welsh treat a try using a super easy recipe.

Instagram foodie @cakeontherun is known for her incredibly quick bakes, and her Welsh cake recipe is another winner.

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I had all the basic ingredients in my pantry and the all-in-one method was so easy to follow I ended up eating them for breakfast instead of saving them for later.

For anyone who has not tried them before, they are a cross between a cookie, a scone, and a pancake but are truly unlike any of these things when it comes to taste and texture.

Studded with sultanas, they are sweet and chewy yet crumbly and bread-like.

The recipe by @cakeontherun contains no eggs, so can be suitable for vegans if using dairy-free margarine and milk.

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Welsh cake recipe (makes 10)


  • 125g self raising flour + extra for dusting
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar + extra for dusting
  • 50g sultanas or raisins
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Squeeze lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice or cinnamon


  1. Put everything into a large bowl and mix until it becomes a dough. If it’s too wet add a tbsp spoon extra of flour, and if it’s too dry add a tbsp of milk.
  2. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and then use a small cookie cutter or rim of a glass to cut out rounds.
  3. Fry them in a dry pan, or griddle pan if you have one, on each side for a few minutes until they are golden.
  4. Serve them onto a plate and while they are still warm toss them in extra sugar.

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