welsh cheesecake recipe

Welsh Cheesecakes

Makes 12 individual cakes
Course Snack
Keyword Baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12


Shortcrust pastry

  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 4 oz unsalted butter cold from the fridge and cubed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • cold water you'll need no more than 1/4 pint


  • Raspberry jam
  • 2 oz plain flour
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • First get started on the pastry. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the chilled water a small amount at a time and mix with a knife until you have a good dough. Roll into a ball, cover in cling film and chill in the fridge while you make the filling.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar then beat in the egg. Fold in the sieved flour and baking powder until you have a smooth cake batter.
  • Roll out the pastry until around 5mm thick. Using a 3 inch cutter, cut rounds and press gently into a bun tin. Place a small amount of jam on top of the pastry then top with 1 tsp of the cake batter. Using the scraps place a cross of pastry on top of the batter.
  • Bake at 200oc for 10 min, or until well risen and golden.