Nana's Welsh Cakes


Makes about 20.

Super easy

Nana's Welsh Cakes


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 tablespoons Kerrygold butter, softened (regular butter will work, but Kerrygold, from Ireland, tastes best!)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 cups raisins or currants
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons milk

Nana's Welsh Cakes Directions

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the butter and mix, using your fingers, until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add in the sugar and currants or raisins and mix.
  4. Beat the eggs lightly in a separate bowl, and add to the large bowl with just enough milk to make a firm dough, similar to a pie crust.
  5. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough until it’s about ¼-inch thick and cut it into circles (we use a water glass).
  7. Cook the cakes on a greased griddle or frying pan (Nana uses an electric skillet with nonstick spray) over low heat until golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle the cakes with a bit of sugar and eat them while they’re still warm, or let them cool and pack into lunch boxes. They also freeze well.


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