Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes

Course: DessertCuisine: English


Cooking time




  • 200 g self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • tsp Mixed Spice

  • 100 g butter

  • 85 g light muscovado sugar

  • 100 g mixed dried fruit

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tbsp Milk

  • demerara sugar, or roughly crushed sugar cubes, for sprinkling


  • Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Tip the flour, baking powder and 1 tsp spice into a bowl. Add the butter, cut into small pieces. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture forms fine crumbs (or do this in the food processor).
  • Stir in the muscovado sugar and fruit, then add the egg and milk. Mix to a fairly firm dough. Spoon 10 rough blobs of the mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving room for a little spreading. Mix together the sugar and remaining mixed spice and sprinkle over the cakes. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.