Gluten and Dairy Free Welsh Cakes

serves / makes 16 welsh cakes
8 prep time
8 mins cooking time


Welsh cakes are lovely little tea breads made from flour, sultanas, egg and a little sugar. They can be eaten hot or cold and are traditionally served as is. I like to heat the hot Welsh cakes with a little dairy free spread on top and the cold ones with a little jam. I made these as a treat for breakfast this morning as they don’t take long to put together and cook. I hope you like this dairy and gluten free version of a very traditional cake.




  • 100g dairy free spread
  • 225g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g sultanas
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons dairy free milk


gluten free welsh cakes

  1. Place the flour, xanthan gum and baking powder into a large bowl
  2. Rub the dairy free spread into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Stir in the sugar and sultanas
  4. Mix in the egg and milk until it forms a smooth dough
  5. Flatten out on a lightly floured surface until it is a couple of centimetres thick
  6. Using a 3″ round cutter stamp out the welsh cakes
  7. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook the welsh cakes over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side

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