Teisen Sinamon (Welsh Cinnamon Cake)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From a collection of old Welsh cake recipes, purchased in Wales in 1992. "An impressive cake, its dark base contrasting with a deep meringue topping, is created by the simple improvement on the original of just one extra egg yolk, and one, or perhaps two, egg whites." The recipe says 1 teaspoon cinnamon. You might want a stronger cinnamon taste, so maybe use 1 1/2 teaspoons or to taste. As I haven't tried this cake yet I don't know how long it takes until the meringue topping is set.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder and rub in the butter.
  3. Add the spice and sugar, then he egg yolks and a little milk to bind to a farily stiff sponge.
  4. Turn into a shallow, well greased tin or plate - preferably a dish you can serve it in as the base is best left where it is.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes at 400°F.
  6. Cool an spread with jam (apricot or raspberry).
  7. For the meringue topping, beat the egg whites until stiff, fold in 1 tablespoon caster sugar for each white and beat again in the usual way until shiny.
  8. Pile on top of the base and return to a cooler oven (325 F) to set and until the peaks are tipped with gold.
Most Helpful

5 5

Cinnamon cake with the raspberry jam and meringue was Excellent. Loved the cinnamon flavor in this cake . Thank You. Made for ZWT8.

5 5

Great taste! Was like a cinnamon snack cake with a layer of fruit and meringue Not too sweet, but definitely a dessert. We made it in our 2 liter corning ware dish (9x9?) and it came out fantastic. Thanks Mia! Made for ZWT8 trip to Great Britain.