OUR VIDEO ON MAKING VEGAN WELSH CAKES | PRESS PLAY
This vegan welsh cake recipe has a remarkable similarity to the traditional Welsh Cake by substituting the dairy based products with plant based ones.
A vegan recipe does not have to taste fundamentally different if the appropriate amount of research has gone in to making a familiar traditional recipe vegan. We took a long time to break down and reconstruct this recipe to achieve a really good result that will be loved by everyone who tries it.
Vegan Welsh Cakes
This makes around 20 vegan welsh cakes
- 250g Self Raising Flour
- 75g Caster Sugar
- 25g Icing Sugar
- 1/2tsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of sea-salt
- 80g Cashew Nut Butter
- 50g Chickpea Mash (tin of chickpeas in water mashed)
- 1 tbsp Rapeseed Oil
- 60g currants
- Oat Milk as required
Sieve the self-raising flour, icing sugar, baking soda, and caster sugar into a mixing bowl to remove any lumps.
Add a pinch of ground (fine) sea-salt to the bowl and mix well.
Add the cashew nut butter, chickpea mash and rapeseed oil. Then mix together to make the ingredients resemble bread crumbs.
Mix in the currants and add in sufficient oat milk (a little at a time) to make a stiff dough that can be rolled out.
Flour the board, tip the vegan welsh cake mixture on to it and use enough flour on the dough mixture and rolling pin to ensure the dough does not stick to the board or rolling pin.
Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch or 6mm thick and then use a pastry cutter 3 inch or 7.5cm diameter to cut out the welsh cake rounds.
Roll out the excess dough and cut it out into rounds (as before) until all the dough is used up and you have about 20 vegan welsh cakes to cook.
Using a traditional welsh bake stone or other traditional griddle (for the best results always use a thick traditional ‘planc’ or griddle – we sell them in our shop) that has been lightly oiled bake each vegan welsh cake for around 2 minutes per side on a medium heat.
If you like a sweeter welsh cake then after they have been cooked off, and are about to be eaten, sprinkle over a little sugar or put a little bit of jam on them.