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Rock Cakes Recipe

Do you have a favorite recipe that you have loved since being a kid?  Maybe this was something that your mum or your grandmother always made for you and it just reminds you of your childhood?  Well, today I am going to share this rock cakes recipe with you.

This is one of those recipes that my mum has made for as long as I can remember.  She literally whips them up and before you know it she is offering you a hot rock cake straight from the oven………yum!!!

Bake some mouth watering rock cakes recipe that the entire family will love.  Made with only a few ingredients, they can be made in literally minutes.  This is the kind of recipe that that you can enjoy baking with the kids, but the whole family will devour.  Someone popping over for last minute afternoon tea and you have nothing to offer them?  Problem solved!  This should become your “go to” afternoon treat.


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Rock cakes are typically English, therefore a very popular recipe within my family.  Last week I visited mum, and lo and behold, some rock cakes magically appeared after Dad requested some cake!! She made them without even blinking and they always taste amazing!

The beauty of the rock cakes recipe is that it is incredibly easy to make.  This is definitely one of those recipes that you can get the kids involved with.  They don’t take long to cook either, so the kids won’t have to wait long to show off their cooking skills and devour their creation.

Bake some mouth watering rock cakes recipe that the entire family will love.  Made with only a few ingredients, they can be made in literally minutes.  This is the kind of recipe that that you can enjoy baking with the kids, but the whole family will devour.  Someone popping over for last minute afternoon tea and you have nothing to offer them?  Problem solved!  This should become your “go to” afternoon treat.

I’m not quite sure why they are called rock cakes though because they are very soft…not like a rock at all!  (Although they do have a slight crunchy surface!).

They have a wonderful rugged appearance, which also makes them the perfect treat to make with kids.  You can literally throw them together…the more uneven they look the better!

Bake some mouth watering rock cakes recipe that the entire family will love.  Made with only a few ingredients, they can be made in literally minutes.  This is the kind of recipe that that you can enjoy baking with the kids, but the whole family will devour.  Someone popping over for last minute afternoon tea and you have nothing to offer them?  Problem solved!  This should become your “go to” afternoon treat.Here is a little bit of trivia for you before I give you the recipe.  Did you know that Harry Potter LOVES his rock cakes?  Hagrid use to always serve them, although these were like rocks!  The best rock cakes were those made by Mrs Weasley!!  So there, you have it….if you are a Harry Potter fan and you havn’t tried rock cakes….now is your chance!

The Best Ever Rock Cakes Recipe

Rock Cakes Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Rock Cakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 200g Self-raising Flour
  • 100g Margarine
  • 100g sugar
  • 100g sultanas or currents
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 egg
  • Milk

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 200C, 400F or Gas mark 6

Place the flour in a bowl and rub in the margarine. This should resemble fine breadcrumbs between your fingers.

Stir in the sugar, sultanas and mixed spice.

Beat the egg with a splash of milk, then mix into the dry mixture to form a stiff dough.

Place in small rough heaps on a greased baking tray. (If desired you can also sprinkle the tops with sugar).

Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. (Time will slightly vary depending on the size rock cakes you made).

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What did I say, they are easy to make right?

They taste absolutely beautiful with a cup of tea, and if you taste one straight from the oven….well…let’s just say they may not actually get the chance to cool!

Experiment with the flavors.  These traditional rock cakes were made with sultanas, but you can easily substitute the sultanas with cherries, chocolate chips or coconut.  Use your imagination and treat those taste buds!

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Catherine

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2 Responses to Rock Cakes Recipe

  1. MaryAnne November 6, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    I grew up on these in the deepest wilds of country Victoria, Australia. They are a delightful reminder of the past and how Mum used to whip them up on a combustion stove, even in summer — which made the kitchen boiling hot. Thank you for the reminder and the recipe. I’m off to whip up my own batch, and I bet they won’t last long!

    • Catherine Holt November 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

      The great thing about these Mary Anne are that they can literally be ‘whipped up’. It sounds like you have very fond memories of them. I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂

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