Maddocks Welshcakes

Maddocks welshcakes are deliciously tasty, round, fruit filled, gently spiced cakes that are handmade and baked in the traditional way on a bakestone. All our welshcakes are made fresh to order.

Maddocks Welshcake gift box for delivery

  • Each gift box contains 20 Welshcakes in 2 strips of 10, please choose the 2 varieties you'd like from sultana, currant, Welsh Whisky, Vegan
  • Welsh cake gift box delivery to UK addresses costs £19.00 and includes postage and packaging
  • Welsh cake gift box delivery to Europe costs £28.00 and includes postage and packaging
  • Other Worldwide destinations including the USA is £36.00 per Welsh cake gift box including postage and packaging                                                      

Welshcake varieties

Maddocks welshcakes are made using wheat flour, margarine, vine fruits, free range eggs, sugar and a hint of nutmeg. In 2008 Maddocks welshcakes received the True Taste Wales Food & Drink Award for our currant, Welsh whisky, and sultana welshcakes. For an insight into the Maddocks welshcakes kitchen click this link: How to make the perfect welshcakes - Youtube


Sultana welshcakes

These are Maddocks' original welshcakes using juicy sultanas and created from our Gower family recipe


Currant welshcakes

Currant welshcakes are our nod to traditional welshcake recipes that have been passed down through the maternal generations of our family tree



Welsh whisky welshcakes

These beautifully moist, melt in the mouth Welsh cakes are a bestseller and a welcome addition to any tea or cheeseboard occasion. Our Welsh whisky welshcake recipe uses the award winning Penderyn single malt Welsh whisky







Vegan welshcakes

New for UK Christmas delivery 2021! Our vegan Welsh cakes are made with currants, vegan butter and no eggs. These delicious vegan Welsh cakes are also palm oil free! Our greenest Welsh cake yet :-) 


Welshcake wedding favours

Maddocks fabulous looking and tasting welshcake wedding favours will provide your wedding guests with a unique taste and look of Wales. On receipt you can tailor the Welsh cake wedding favours with ribbon and/or name tags to compliment your wedding themes. Each Welsh cake wedding favour in a tall clear wrapper costs £4.00 (plus delivery).


Welshcake recipe to try at home

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Tips - Follow this “how to make welshcakes” video alongside the recipe


Welshcake ingredients  

  • 250g Welsh salt butter or margarine
  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar, plus 50g extra for dusting
  • 150g currants or Sultanas
  • 2 large free-range eggs or vegan substitute
  • Pinch ground nutmeg or mixed spice 
  • 50g plain flour for dusting your work surface & rolling
  • 1tsp vegetable oil for lightly greasing the bakestone
  • These quantities will yield around 24 Welshcakes



  • Step 1: Sieve together self-raising flour and mixed spice into the bowl
  • Step 2: Add the Welsh butter to the flour and using your fingertips rub these ingredients together until a light crumb is reached, then gently toss through the currants and sugar
  • Step 3: Make a well in the centre of the mix and add the beaten egg, then using your fingers bring the ingredients together to form a pliable dough ball
  • Step 4: Cover and place into the fridge for 30 minutes. Whilst the dough is chilling, pre heat the bakestone to a medium heat*. If you do not have a bakestone a thick bottomed frying pan will work too
  • Step 5: Once chilled, place the dough on a lightly floured work surface, gently roll out until approximately 5mm thick, cut out 7cm diameter rounds and place on a tray
  • Step 6: Grease the hot bakestone very lightly with vegetable oil. Place the welshcake rounds onto the bakestone for 2 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through, remove and place on a cooling rack, whilst hot dust both sides of welshcake with caster sugar
  • Step 7: I prefer my Welsh cakes served hot off the bakestone with a cuppa’ says Pat Maddocks Cakes from Wales.




  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl for cracking the egg into and a fork for beating
  • Rolling pin
  • Sieve
  • 7 cm round cutter
  • Tray
  • Pallet knife
  • Cooling rack
  • Caster sugar shaker
  • Bakestone or thick bottomed frying pan *to be heated to 170oC


Special dietary needs

  • To make vegan Welsh cakes in your recipe substitute butter with vegan spread or margarine and use oat milk instead of egg
  • Gluten free/Wheat flour alternative Welsh cakes can be made by substituting flour in equal quantities e.g. gluten free flour