Simple rock cakes

    20 min

    These delicious rock cakes are easy to make by yourself or with children for a treat. Makes twelve rock cakes.


    West Midlands, England, UK
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    Makes: 12 rock cakes

    • 200g self raising flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
    • 100g block margarine
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 100g currants
    • 1 medium egg

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Fan 180 C / Gas 6. Line baking tray with parchment.
    2. Sieve flour (and spice) into mixing bowl. Cut the margarine into smaller pieces. Rub it into the flour using fingertips only until it looks like breadcrumbs. Do not over rub.
    3. Stir in the sugar and currants. Beat the egg in a small bowl and add to the mixture. Press firmly with a fork until a stiff rocky consistency is formed. Place the mixture on the baking tray in 12 rocky heaps.
    4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until they are golden brown and firm to touch. Allow rock cakes to cool before eating.

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    Glad i found this recipe. Pls can d rock cake b fried incase thr is no oven available. Thanks  -  14 Apr 2015


    I omit the fruit and make a small hole in the middle and put a teaspoon of jam in them.They don't last 5 mins.  -  05 Apr 2016


    Delicious! I used cinnamon instead of mixed spice and added a tiny bit of extra sugar because I have a really sweet tooth. Really brought back the memories of my great gran baking them for me.  -  19 Oct 2015