The BBC Good Food logo
Member recipe
Member recipes are not tested in the GoodFood kitchen.

Gluten-free Welsh Cakes

A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratingsRate
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 12-16
Gluten-free Welsh cakes


  • Gluten-free Plain Flour 250g
  • Butter 100g
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 85g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • a little icing sugar to dust
  • Sultanas 50g (or Currants, Raisons etc)


  • STEP 1
    Whisk together Egg, Butter, Sugar, Vanilla extract until all mixed well.
  • STEP 2
    Sift in Flour, Baking Powder, Xanthan Gum & Mixed Spice. Add Sultanas.
  • STEP 3
    Using your hands mix all ingredients well to form a ball of dough. (if still wet add a little extra flour).
  • STEP 4
    Using your hands create small balls (approx 30-40g) , using the palm of your hand flatten to your required thickness. Cook on a medium hot griddle either side for 3 minutes or until golden. Dust with icing sugar.

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

Sponsored content