My friend Eironwy suggested that I try the Welsh Cakes made by J & L Occasional Cakes in Swansea. “They are as good as homemade”, she said. And Eironwy was right. For those of you who have never had a Welsh Cake, I will attempt to describe them. I think they are the perfect treat to have with your afternoon cup of tea or coffee. I would say that they are cousins to a scone. The main differences are that instead of baking them in an oven, they are traditionally cooked on a baking stone or griddle. This gives them a golden brown outer crust but the inside is lovely and soft. You use less milk in the batter and Welsh Cakes are thinner than scones.

Picture of a plate of Welsh Cakes

J & L Traditional Welsh Cakes

J & L was started by two Friends, Jacqui and Liz, with a passion for baking. They started by making celebration cakes for all occasions and Welsh Cakes as favours for weddings. Their Welsh Cakes proved to be so popular that they decided to launch their ‘Welsh Cakes by Post’ service at the Gorseinon Food Festival in 2012. Their Welsh Cakes are packaged so that they fit through a letterbox so you don’t even have to be home for the delivery!

Picture of Letter Boxed Sized Package

Letter Boxed Sized Package

J & L make traditional Welsh Cakes and some with some swagger! All of their Welsh Cakes are cooked by the traditional method on co-owners Liz’s grandmother’s bake stone using Welsh ingredients, including Welsh butter and local free range eggs. I tried their traditional Welsh Cakes as well as the butterscotch and fudge, the coconut and milk chocolate, and also their chocolate and orange. Their Welsh Cakes are beautifully golden brown on the outside, have a wonderful crumb and lovely flavour. I highly recommend them.

Picture of Welsh Cakes

Golden Brown on outside with a lovely soft middle

J & L have kindly offered to give 1 box of 18 Welsh Cakes away to one lucky reader. So we are holding a giveaway! To enter, all you need to do is suggest a new flavour for their Welsh Cakes. Full details are below.


The nice people at J & L Occasional Cakes have promised a box of 18 Welsh Cakes to give away to the reader of this blog, who comes up with what they consider to be the best suggestion for a new Welsh Cake flavour.


Simply leave a comment below, telling us what flavour of Welsh Cakes you would like J & L to create next.


  • The deadline for entries is 6.00pm GMT Sunday 27th October 2013.
  • The competition is open to U.K. residents only, sorry.
  • The winners will be selected from all valid entries.
  • The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • The prize is one pack of 18 Traditional Welsh Cakes, as shown above, and includes free delivery anywhere in the UK.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
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  • The winners will be notified by email. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Corpulent Capers received review samples from J & L Occasional Cakes.

J & L Occasional Cakes

Tel: 077196306976Tel: 07718316958
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