Reliable Rock Cakes

    30 minutes

    Rock cakes have always been a favourite in my family. They’re so simple, yet so delicious served with a cup of tea.

    3 people made this

    Makes: 8 reliable rock cakes

    • 90g butter, at room temperature
    • 90g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 170g self raising flour
    • 90g fruit, nuts or chocolate
    • glace cherries, to decorate

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Grease a non-stick baking tray.
    2. Using an electric whisk, beat together the butter and sugar until you get a thick, icing-like mixture. If you don’t have an electric whisk, just keep going until your arm gives up on you!
    3. Whisk in the egg. Once that’s mixed, stir in the flour and your filling (e.g. raisins, walnuts, chocolate). The mix should be really thick by now and a little sticky.
    4. Using your hands dusted with flour take a walnut-sized balls of the mixture. Roll them around in any leftover sugar you have, then place them on the prepared baking tray. Pop a cherry on top.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes. Once they’ve gone lovely and golden brown, remove them from the oven.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Gorgeous! Nothing else to say about them!  -  30 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Lovely! I made them with whole meal flour but they were still gorgeous & so easy to make with children👍  -  05 Oct 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Very tasty than I expected! Left it more lile 10 mins in fan oven. Made with my toddler was easy and fun! Added glacé cherries sultanas and chopped hazlenuts yum  -  16 Jan 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)