Soul cakes

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Soul cakes


Mildly sweet, slightly spicy, easy to bake butter cookies. These are topped with currants in the shape of a cross. Soul cakes are traditionally made on Halloween (two days before All Soul's Day). This recipe is adapted from

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Serves : 10 serving
  • 175 grams unsalted butter

  • 160 grams granulated sugar

  • 3 numbers egg yolk

  • 450 grams all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • 100 grams dried cranberry/currant

  • 1/3 - 1/2  cup milk


  • Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  • Make sure that butter is in room temperature. Cut butter into cubes so that it would be easy to beat it. Using electric/stand mixer, beat butter in large bowl until fluffy.
  • Powder sugar and beat until blended.
  • Beat in egg yolks.
  • Sift the flour into another bowl with the mixed spice and then add them part by part to the above mixture. Mix well after each addition.
  • Add enough milk to make it a soft dough.
  • Roll the dough out and cut out little cakes with a biscuit cutter. Set them on baking sheet. You can space them closely, they do not spread.
  • Mark each cake with a cross and decorate dried cranberry / currant on the cross.
  • Bake it for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack and the store in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.
Jane Jojo

Jane Jojo