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Rock cakes

Rock cakes


Get nostalgic with these tasty little Rock cakes.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 35



  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

  • 1/2 cup plain flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup caster sugar

  • 100g butter, chilled, chopped

  • 3/4 cup sultanas

  • 2 tablespoons mixed peel

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/3 cup milk

  • Softened butter, to serve


  • 01

    Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.

  • 02

    Sift flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sultanas and mixed peel. Make a well in the centre. Combine egg and milk in a jug. Pour egg mixture into well. Using a butter knife, mix ingredients to form a sticky dough, adding more milk if necessary.

  • 03

    Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture, 5cm apart, onto prepared trays.

  • 04

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Stand for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve rock cakes warm or at room temperature with butter.



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