Teisen Lap

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    one

    9 inch 23 cm cake

Appears in

The name of this recipe means ‘moist cake’ in Welsh. It is a simple, everyday cake recipe and a good standby. Currants were traditionally used, but raisins are now far more readily available. It can be made in the food processor.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb / 455 g plain flour
  • 1 scant tbsp baking powder
  • 4 oz / 110 g butter, diced
  • 4 oz / 110 g lard
  • 6 oz / 170 g light muscovado sugar
  • freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ pt / 140 ml milk, yoghurt or buttermilk
  • 8 oz / 230 g seedless raisins

Method

Sift the flour and baking powder together into a bowl. Rub in the fat, then add the sugar, nutmeg, eggs and enough liquid to give a soft consistency. Stir in the raisins, spoon into a greased 9 in / 23 cm cake tin, and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C / 350°F / Mark 4 for about 1 hour.