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Rock Cakes A British Childhood Classic

Rock Cakes A British Childhood Classic are a simple sweet buttery treat that goes perfectly with a cup of tea. And a great recipe to get the kids involved with.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 10 cakes
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Emma


  • 225 grams plain / all purpose flour 1 and 6/8 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 125 grams unsalted butter 1 stick + 1 tablespoon
  • 75 grams granulated sugar 3/8 cup
  • 125 grams dried mixed fruit 1 cup
  • 1 large egg - lightly beaten
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas mark 6 and line a large baking sheet with baking parchment or use a silicone baking mat and place to one side.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in the flour, baking powder and salt and give a little mix to combine everything.
  • Rub the butter into the flour until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Or use a food processor for quickness if you want.
  • Add in the sugar and dried mixed fruit and give a little stir to mix it all together.
  • Pour in the lightly beaten egg and gently stir to bring it all together. Add in the milk a little at a time, you just need enough to bring the mixture together. You don't want it to be a super sticky dough.
  • Scoop out the mixture into 10 equal sizes onto your baking sheet, the beauty of these rock cakes is they are not meant to be uniformed and perfect looking.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar on top if you like an extra little crunch and pop them in your hot oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Check on them after 15 minutes, they should have a light golden colour to them and sound a little hollow if tapped on the bottom.
  • Transfer them to a wire rack to fully cool down.
  • These rock cakes freeze well for up to 3 months and kept in an airtight tin they will keep at room temperature for 5 days.


Serving: 1bun | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.5g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 7.9g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg