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Welsh Cakes

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.

Added 27th August 2018
Updated 3rd March 2019
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


  • 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.

Your Comments

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.
24th February 2020
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.

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
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