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Why a Grand Welsh Cakes?

Welsh cakes are a beloved part of Welsh heritage and culture, and we want to showcase their deliciousness and creativity in the Welsh Cakes Challenge during our Grand Week in Wales. By participating in this challenge, you can support our fundraising efforts and help those in need across Wales. Join us in celebrating Welsh tradition and making a difference!

What is the Grand Welsh Cakes challenge?

Any number of cakes you make, big or small, will all add up to our grand total. If you have managed to sell any of your cakes – please enter your donations below!
With families and individuals joining in right across Wales, we hope to link together communities and lift spirits through engaging in a common goal, and investing our energies in fun, traditional activities. Who knows, perhaps you might learn a new skill in the process!

How can i get Involved?

Joining our #grandwelshcakes challenge couldn’t be easier!

Follow your trusted Welsh cakes recipe or use the recipe below.

Once you have made your cakes just click the button below and fill in the form with how many you have made and which part of Wales you are from.

We’d also love to see photos of you as you’re making your Welsh cakes, of the finished bakes or even just of you enjoying your handiwork! 

Send them in to us or share on social media and tag Nanny Biscuit and use the hashtags #grandweekinwales & #grandwelshcakes.

We will share them on our social media channels and website, with the aim of showcasing the baking talents of people from all across Wales!



  • 225g plain flour
  • 85g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 50g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 50g lard, cut into small pieces, plus extra for frying
  • 50g currants
  • 1 egg beaten
  • A splash of milk



Tip the flour, sugar, mixed spice, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Then, with your fingers, rub in the butter and lard until crumbly. Mix in the currants. Work the egg into the mixture until you have soft dough, adding a splash of milk if it seems a little dry – it should be the same consistency as shortcrust pastry.


Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to the thickness of your little finger. Cut out rounds using a 6cm cutter, re-rolling any trimmings. Grease a flat griddle pan or heavy frying pan with lard, and place over a medium heat. Cook the Welsh cakes in batches, for about 3 mins each side, until golden brown, crisp and cooked through. Delicious served warm with butter and jam, or simply sprinkled with caster sugar. Cakes will stay fresh in a tin for 1 week.
All you need to do now is set yourself a target and get as many people involved as possible. You could also use this as an opportunity to fundraise for Nanny Biscuit or a local charity of your choice.

All monies raised for A Grand Week in Wales are distributed in the following way

20% to Nanny Biscuit to combat food poverty, isolation and loneliness, with the remainder evenly distributed between our brilliant national partner organisations

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By donating to A Grand Week in Wales you will help Nanny Biscuit and our partner organisations to continue to reach those who need us most.

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