Rock Cakes

  • Total Time

    40m
    • Prep Time

      10m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Serves

    12


A basic, but yummy treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, 375°F, gas mark 5). Grease a baking tray.

  2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

    • 225g Allinson Plain White Flour
    • Pinch Salt
    • 2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 75g Butter (Unsalted)
  3. Stir in the sugar, fruit and spices. Beat in the egg and just enough milk to make a stiff mixture.

    • 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 75g Currants
    • ½ tsp Nutmeg (grated)
    • 0.25g Mixed spice (ground)
    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (beaten)
    • 2½ tbsp Milk (whole)
  4. Drop tablespoons of the mixture on the baking tray and rough up each with a fork.

  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Very similar to my usual scone recipe...apart from the nutmeg and mixed spice.
    No wonder my scones look more like rock cakes. A great basic recipe though and I’ll keep baking them. They disappear very rapidly!

  2. 5 star rating

    Easy to follow recipe and portion just right for me.

  3. 5 star rating

    These are the rock cakes of my youth! Superb results. I doubled the amounts to make extra 🙂

  4. 5 star rating

    Bake these every week just super

  5. 5 star rating

    Lovely recipe,just made 2 batches.😋

  6. 5 star rating

    Lovely cakes,will be making every week,just cooked 2 batches.😋

  7. 5 star rating

    My mother used to bake at least 3 dozen of them, along with numerous other sweet & savoury pies, one Saturday a month for a lot of years. Happy memories.

  8. 5 star rating

    So good and simple

  9. 5 star rating

    These are delicious. I am now on my 3rd batch.

  10. 5 star rating

    Great recipe. Really easy to follow and we all had rock cakes in half an hour ready for eating all weekend.

  11. 5 star rating

    It is so good

  12. 5 star rating

    One of my childhood favourites. I make this recipe often

  13. 5 star rating

    These were so easy to make. I had help from my 10 year old granddaughter and she did all the mixing herself.
    They did take the 20 mins in the oven to bake and the taste was lovely. This will go into my baking book.

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Recipe Alternatives

Tuiles

  • Total

    20m
  • Serves

    8
  • Skill

    Easy
  • Diet

Rating

5 star rating

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