vegan welsh cakes

Vegan Welsh Cakes

I had Welsh cakes for the first time a few years ago when we were in Wales with my husband’s work. I loved them as a snack with a cuppa and have made them lots of times since.

You’ll never notice this yummy version is vegan – and its really easy and quick to make with just a frying pan, perfect for when you have guests coming over soon or you just want a quick snack.


Vegan Welsh Cakes


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Half tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free spread (I used Pure sunflower spread)
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar ( I used golden caster)
  • A handful of sultanas
  • Half a tsp mixed spice (or mix of cinnamon / ginger / nutmeg)
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk (soya, almond or oat)
  • A bit extra sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Add the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and salt to a mixing bowl and stir together.
  2. Rub in the spread until it resembles crumbly breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar and sultanas.
  4. Add the milk and mix together to form a dough that is slightly sticky. You may need to add more flour if it is too wet. 
  5. Flour a surface and rolling pin and roll out until it is about half an inch thick. 
  6. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter.
  7. Put a dry frying pan over a medium heat and fry them for a couple of minutes each side, until golden.
  8. Sprinkle with sugar before serving. These reheat great in a warmed oven or microwave.
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