Ann Romney Welsh Cakes Recipe

This delicious recipe was adapted from Ann Romney's appearance on Good Morning America.  We had no idea such delicious things even existed before the candidate's wife made her appearance on the ABC talk show.


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 granulated sugar
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 1 salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups black currants
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Beat the egg alongside milk.  Add currants to mixture.  Sift all other dry ingredients together.  
  2. Work butter into flour and mix until mealy.  Pour milk and currants over flour and butter mixture.  Mix well.
  3. Wrap in wax paper and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Roll it 3/8th of an inch thick and cut into pieces with cookie cutter
  5. Cook on a pancake griddle at 325 degrees, greased with oil.
  6. Cook on both sides, flipping when shiny.
  7. Roll in granulated sugar and let cool.
Ann Romney on Good Morning America

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12 cakes
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cake
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 130
Calories 289

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 10g
Sodium 7mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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    The welsh cakes sound good, but the recipe doesn't say how much (1 salt, 1 sugar, etc???)