Cacen goch (Treacle cake)

Cacen goch (Treacle cake)


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About this recipe: A couple of modern additions to a dense old fashioned flat baked treacle cake. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Makes: 1 treacle cake

  • 225g butter
  • 450g plain flour
  • 225g dried mixed fruit
  • 4 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 150ml to 300ml milk
  • 5 tablespoons black treacle

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a deep baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the fruit, sugar and spices. Gradually add the milk and treacle to form a stiff mixture (you may not need the full 300ml of milk). Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the cake is firm. Remove from the oven and serve.

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