chocolate chip Welsh cakes recipe

Simple chocolate chip Welsh cakes recipe

I’m sure there are people out there who’ll shout at me for calling these Welsh cakes, when I should probably call them chocolate chip griddle cakes or something.

If you’re looking for a classic Welsh cake recipe then I do have one of those, but these are a delicious, chocolatey take on them that are perfect for anyone who likes the idea of Welsh cakes but isn’t all that keen on raisins.

They’re just as simple to make as normal Welsh cakes and are the perfect sweet treat for any time of day.

 

If you want to give them a go yourself, here’s what you need to know:

 

Ingredients

  • 220g (7.5oz) self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 115g (4oz) butter (plus a bit extra for the pan)
  • 85g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of milk (if needed)

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Scales
  • Heavy based frying pan
  • Rolling pin
  • 6cm round cutter
  • Spatula to turn the welsh cakes as they cook

 

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Put the self raising flour and butter into a big mixing bowl.  Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the cocoa powder, mixed spice, sugar, and chocolate chips.
  3. Add the egg and bring the mixture together into a soft dough.
  4. If it’s too dry to come together properly add a splash of milk.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured worksurface and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Cut circles out using a 6cm round cutter.
  7. Lightly grease the pan and then put on the hob on a medium/low heat.
  8. Cook the Welsh cakes a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  9. The Welsh cakes should be lightly browned and slightly risen
  10. Once they’re cooked take them out of the pan and sprinkle them on both sides with caster sugar.
  11. Enjoy!

 

These Welsh cakes are so good when they’re still warm from the pan and the chocolate chips are all still melty and gooey.  But they’re also perfect the next day when they’ve cooled down.

You can store them in an airtight container and they should keep for up to a week, if you can stop everyone from devouring them straight away.

Chocolate chip Welsh cakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cuisine: Welsh
Keyword: Chocolate Welsh cakes, Welsh cakes

Equipment

  • Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • 6cm round cutter
  • Heavy based frying pan
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 220 grams self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 115 grams butter plus a little extra for cooking
  • 85 grams caster sugar plus a little extra for sprinkling
  • 1 handful chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 splash milk if needed

Instructions

  • Put the self raising flour and butter into a big mixing bowl.  Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. 
  • Stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, mixed spice and chocolate chips.
  • Add the egg and bring the mixture together into a soft dough.
  • If it's too dry to come together properly add a splash of milk.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured worksurface and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut circles out using a 6cm round cutter.
  • Lightly grease the pan and then put on the hob on a medium/low heat.
  • Cook the Welsh cakes a few at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • The Welsh cakes should be lightly browned and slightly risen.
  • Once they're cooked take them out of the pan and sprinkle them on both sides with caster sugar.
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