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Rock cakes

Rock cakes


Who can resist these traditional rock cakes... just like Nan used to make?

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30



  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 115g unsalted butter

  • 115g sultanas

  • 50g mixed peel

  • 75g caster sugar

  • Grated zest of 1 orange

  • 2 eggs


  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 200°C.

  • 02

    Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in fruit, sugar and zest. Add eggs, stirring together, until you have a stiff dough.

  • 03

    Place walnut-sized mounds of the mixture on a greased baking tray, leaving space for spreading between each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.



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