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Healthy Welsh cake recipe

Makes approximately 14

Adapted from a family recipe, this Welsh cake recipe uses half spelt flour and half white flour, reduced sugar and organic honey.

Eat warm or enjoy cold with a generous spread of butter. But be warned, one is never enough so they won’t last long!

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  • 125g spelt flour
  • 125g plain white flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 110g salted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • 50g caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 1 tbsp organic honey
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 50g currants


  1. Mix the flours, baking powder and mixed spice in a bowl. Add the butter and rub with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Mix in the sugar with your hands, then add the currants. Work the egg and honey into the mixture until you have a soft dough.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a quarter inch thickness (6mm) and cut with a 6cm cutter.
  4. Heat a greased pan or baking stone to a medium temperature and cook the cakes for 4-5 minutes each side until browned and cooked in the middle. You should be able to see whether they are cooked by looking at the sides of the cake.
  5. Lightly sprinkle with sugar while still hot and leave to cool on a wire tray.