Traditional Rock Cakes

Traditional Rock Cakes

These traditional British rock cakes are easy to make and a favorite with children. Sweet dough with dried fruit is rolled into balls and baked.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F/175 C. Lightly grease two baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  3. Step 3

    Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Add the softened butter and lightly rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  5. Step 5

    Add the sugar and dried fruit and mix so all ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Step 6

    Make a well in the center of the mixture, add the egg and 1 tablespoon of the milk, and whisk with a fork to combine. Mix the dry ingredients into the egg mixture to create a stiff dough. If the mixture is still dry, add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough holds together.
  7. Step 7

    Divide the mixture into 12 mounds (about 1/4 cup each) and space evenly on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with demerara sugar, if using.
  8. Step 8

    Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and well risen. The rock cakes should be firm to the touch. Enjoy!