Scottish Cake for Samhain

1 12 years ago
Recipe Name: Scottish Cake for Samhain
Cook Time:80 minutes

This is a traditional Scottish cake to celebrate the Samhain Sabbat. Objects and items are placed inside the cake to predict the future (such as buttons, rings, chicken clavicle, horseshoe toy, etc).


  • 200g oil
  • 220g sugar powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 350g pancake flour
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 110g apple jelly or jam
  • 450g sugar powder
  • Juice
  • Saffron for coloring

Shake up the butter and sugar until the consistency of a souffle, shake the eggs and gradually pour them into the souffle, adding a little sifted flour if the dough starts to shrink. Put the items and objects inside of the dough, each wrapped in oiled paper, pour the milk and fill it up using the rest of the flour. Place the dough in a round shaped form and spread it so that the center is a little bit pressed. Bake the cake 180 degrees for an hour until you see it rise properly and starts to touch the walls. Remove from the oven to cool it off.

Now that’s it’s a bit cooled, cut the cake in half horizontally, lubricate with apple jelly or jam and join both halves. Mix the juice (apple or orange) with the powdered sugar, color it with saffron and pour it into the middle of the cake, letting the syrup run down the sides of the cake. Give the syrup some time to cool off, and your cake is ready. You can also decorate it with succade.


  1. Vinny

    Short, sweet, to the point, FRace-xEEtly as information should be!

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