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Welsh Cakes are soft and buttery little cakes delicious for snacking and are either served hot or cold. Serve them with your coffee or ice cream as they are satisfying little treats anytime of day.
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Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes are little tea cakes perfect for snack or with your cup of coffee or tea.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine European
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Author sanna


  • 3 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch ground all spice
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening chilled
  • 1 stick butter cut into little cubes, chilled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • milk to mix
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, all spice, baking powder and salt.

  2. Cut in the butter and shortening to the flour mixture until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add sugar and raisins.

  3. Add eggs to the batter and a little milk and combine everything until a firm dough is formed. I added 7 teaspoons of milk. You might need more or less, so just add sparingly.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to a thickness of 3/4 inch. Cut 2 and 1/2 inch circles from the dough using a cookie cutter. Cook on a greased heavy bottomed pan or griddle until golden, about 2 minutes or less per side.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey