Rock Cake Recipe

The other day, I REALLY wanted some Rock Cakes. My grandma used to make wonderful ones, but sadly I never got around to asking her for the recipe. So I went in search for the recipe online.

I had no idea there were so many different variations! It’s impossible to know which one she followed, so I took my favourite ingredients from several that I found and went with that.

As usual my “Kitchen Experiment” gave me some interesting results. The first batch were far too sticky, the second batch I forgot to set the timer and ended up with a pile of incinerated blobs (whooops) and the third were too runny! I decided to try one last time before giving up… thankfully this time it worked!

The recipe I used in the end was as follows:

  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 75g Butter
  • 50g Caster Sugar
  • 115g Currents
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp Milk

First pre-heat the oven to 200°C and cut out a sheet of baking paper to fit your baking tray.

Measure out the flour and baking powder, add to a bowl and then add the butter. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour as much as possible until it looks like breadcrumbs.


Next measure out the sugar, currents and mixed spice and add them to the flour mixture. Then break the egg into a separate bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add the milk to the egg and pour into the flour and current mixture.


Using a spoon, mix all the ingredients together to create a stiff dough. Divide the dough into several heaps onto the baking try, ensuring they are spaced well apart.


Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


Writing this has made me want to make some more, hopefully with less disasters this time! If anyone has a different recipe for rock cakes, please do let me know, I’d love to try it!


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