Chocolate Chip Welsh Cakes Recipe

Chocolate Chip Welsh Cake Recipe

This year for St David’s Day we made some chocolate chip welsh cakes. I love traditional welsh cakes but we wanted to make something different this year so we added chocolate chips instead of raisins. They were really delicious and perfect for my little ones who don’t like raisins!

They were quite easy to make too, Little Miss J loved getting her hands dirty and mixing these the proper way with her hands. Don’t worry if you don’t have a traditional bakestone to cook them on, a non stick frying pan will do just fine. We used a griddle pan as I like the look that gives the welsh cakes.

welsh cakes cooking

Chocolate Chip Welsh Cakes Recipe

Yield: 30

Chocolate Chip Welsh Cakes Recipe


  • 1 lb self raising flour
  • 6 oz margarine
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp of milk
  • 100g chocolate chips


  1. Sift the flour, salt and spices into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine with your fingers until the mixture is like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and chocolate chips. Whisk the egg and mix well into the mixture. Add the milk slowly, until the mixture just comes together to form a dough. You may need a little more or a little less. Flour your surface and roll your dough to half a centimetre thick. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter or upturned mug or cup. Grease a non-stick frying pan with butter and cook the little cakes on a medium heat, turning halfway until they are golden brown. Leave on a wire rack to cool and sprinkle with sugar to finish.

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Chocolate Chip Welsh Cake Recipe



  1. Jeremy Andrews
    March 31, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    These look really tasty. I love a good welsh cake – combined with chocolate must be amazing. I will make some this weekend

  2. July 4, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    ohh I never though to make welsh cakes with chocolate chips instead of raisins. I love them, but even though my kids eat raisins they won’t eat anything with raisins in..kid eh! I bet they’d eat them with chocolate chips in though…and if they don’t, well I know someone who will 😉

  3. Moonstone
    August 3, 2017 / 8:05 am

    I made these last night minus the mixed spice as I really dislike it. I added some desiccated coconut instead and used coconut oil instead of butter in a frying pan. They were delicious being chocolate and coconut flavour. A great alternative to using raisins as I love a welshcake but always pick out the raisins, which doesn’t leave much left! I’ve tried to make chocolate chip welsh cakes on a few occasions with different recipes, and they’ve come out very dry and not tasting of much at all, but this is the tastiest mix I’ve tried so far. Definitely give this one a whirl.

    • August 3, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Ooh thanks for the tip, we love coconut, I’ll definitely give this a go!

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