Make rock cakes

Rock cakes recipe


Makes 20 cakes

You will need:

  • 225g self-raising flour

  • 75g caster sugar

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 125g butter

  • 150g raisins

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp milk

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Put the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl and mix together.

Rock cakes recipe

3. Cut the butter into cubes. Add the cubes to the bowl and use your fingers to rub the butter into the mixture until you have something resembling fine breadcrumbs.

Rock cakes recipe

4. Add the raisins and combine.

Rock cakes recipe

5. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract.

Rock cakes recipe

6. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined. You should have a thick dough.

Rock cakes recipe

7. Put tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking tray, leaving plenty of space between each one as they will spread.

Rock cakes recipe

8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on the tray for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rock cakes recipe