Welsh Cakes Recipe

Welsh Cakes
submitted by epicure at ifood.tv


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4


 All purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs), not sifted
 Baking powder1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 White sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Nutmeg1 Teaspoon
 Ground mace1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Shortening/Margarine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Currants3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Mixed peel1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Eggs2 , well beaten
 Milk6 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1061 Calories from Fat 495

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.1%

Saturated Fat 14.5 g72.5%

Trans Fat 6.7 g

Cholesterol 108 mg

Sodium 852.4 mg35.5%

Total Carbohydrates 128 g42.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.7%

Sugars 53.8 g

Protein 14 g28.1%

Vitamin A 3.2% Vitamin C 28.1%

Calcium 21.1% Iron 30.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Preheat the oven to about 325°F.

2) Combine together the dry ingredients into bowl and cut in the shortening.
3) Add fruit and eggs mixed with milk to a smooth mixture.
4) Make the dough stiff.
5) Roll dough on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness; half dough at a time.
6) Cut into rounds – with a 2-inch cookie cutter.
7) Bake on heated griddle pan (coated with Pam) at about 325°F.
8) Turn to bake and brown both sides.

9) Serve hot or cold as an excellent dessert.