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Seed Cake

A British tradition
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: caraway seed in cake, seed cake, traditional british cakes
Servings: 8
Calories: 247kcal


  • 6 oz flour 1 1/3 cups
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 tbs milk


  • Spray a small loaf pan (8 x 4 inch) or a 7-inch/18 cm round cake pan with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 400F/299C.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together and add the caraway seed; set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar until mixture is pale, then add the eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
  • Stir in the flour mixture and add enough milk to get a dropping consistency (batter will be stiff, much like a pound cake).
  • Spread in prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the enter comes out clean.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg