Welsh Cakes
Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes

Posted On: 27th August 2018
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley

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I have been asked for a Welsh Cake recipe so often I thought it was about time I made them! These are gluten free and so delicious, they work best with proper butter but you can make them with dairy free spread or margarine if you really want to. They are so tasty you won't be able to stop at eating just one.

This recipe is...



230g gluten free self raising flour (I used Free From Fairy Wholegrain Self Raising Flour)
110g salted block butter (plus extra for frying)
50g sultanas
75g caster sugar
1 large egg
Drop of milk (if needed)

Preparation Time: 15 Mins
Cooking Time: 20 Mins
This recipe makes 8 welsh cakes

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Place the flour in a bowl and break in the butter, using your hands to rub in the butter to create breadcrumbs.

2. Add the sultanas and sugar to the breadcrumb mix and stir in. Crack in the egg and mix using a wooden spoon to make a dough. If it is too crumbly add in a drop of milk, if too wet add just a little flour until it is handleable.

3. Roll out the dough to about half a centimetre thick and cut using a pastry cutter (about 6cm diameter).

4. Place a knob of butter in a griddle or frying pan and heat. Place the rounds in the frying pan and fry for 2-3 mins on each side, be careful not to burn them, they do burn pretty easily! Remove from the pan and allow to cool.

Nutritional info per welsh cake


Your Comments

Hi, Ive been gluten free for a number of years now, and now im retired I have got time to bake etc.,
Ive wanted to make Welsh cakes for a while, so logged in to your site and have now got receipe.
I am looking forward now to making these Welsh cakes as living in Wales it has to be done.

Ann Cole

Mrs Ann Cole - 25th February 2019

Looks yummy, thank you!

Think you have a typo:

'Crack in the add and mix using a wooden spoon to make a dough.'

Now I am sure its crack in the egg and mix in the milk but might be worth updating.

Danny Steventon - 1st March 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 3rd March 2019

You are quite right Danny, I have updated it. Thank you!

Can you make a batch and store on the fridge for a week

Diane Colley - 24th July 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 27th July 2019

Yeah should be fine.

I have wheat anaphylaxis - a deadly allergy which is related to coeliac issues but a more intense form of histamine malfunction in the body. Many people seem ill informed as to the difference between allergy and intolerance, and between wheat and gluten. I had hoped your site might have more dedicated wheat-free material. I can adapt recipes, of course, but there's still such a lack of knowledge about the difference between health conditions and food fads, let alone adequate labelling and provision for anyone suffering anaphylaxis, whether for nuts or wheat.

Joanne - 24th February 2020
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 3rd March 2020

It is such as shame people don't understand anaphylaxis, my dad has anaphylactic reaction to beetroot. None of my recipes use wheat due to the Coeliac side and not being able to have it and I never use any ingredients which carry may contains either. There are the odd few blogs and reviews that relate to gluten free wheat starch which obviously would be deadly to anyone with anaphylaxis, but it isn't something I use in recipes (unless a company has asked me too which has never happened).

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