Rock cakes

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Rock cakes


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

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 30 Min


Serves :
  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • 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.
  • 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.