Gaz Oakley’s Welsh Cakes

Cookbook author and blogger Gaz Oakley from Avant-Garde Vegan shares his recipe for simple vegan Welsh cakes.


Gaz Oakley’s Welsh Cakes

  • Prep Time 10m
  • Cook Time 35m
  • Servings 4


  • 225 g plain flour
  • 75 g currants
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch salt
  • 75 g caster sugar, plus more to coat
  • 100 g vegan margarine
  • 100 ml almond milk


  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, currants, baking powder, mixed spice, salt, and 75 grams of caster sugar. Rub in the vegan margarine until the mixture has a breadcrumb-like consistency.
  • Gradually pour in the almond milk and mix until a dough forms.
  • Tip onto a floured surface and roll to the thickness of your little finger, then cut into 5-cm discs.
  • Warm a lightly oiled, heavy-based pan over medium heat and fry the cakes until golden on each side.
  • Remove from the pan and sprinkle with caster sugar.

Recipe Adapted From Avant-Garde Vegan