Rock cakes Recipe

A little cake with a rough exterior like a rock is known as a rock cake, sometimes known as a rock bun. They were promoted by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War because they save money at a period of stringent rationing because they require fewer eggs and less sugar than regular cakes.

Rock cakes

Rock cakes Recipe

The ideal afternoon snack is rock cake made using our straightforward, tried-and-true recipe. These simple fruit buns from the grocery store will be a hit with everyone.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 211 kcal


  • 200 g  self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp  baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp  mixed spice
  • 100 g  butter
  • 85 g  light muscovado sugar
  • 100 g  mixed dried fruit
  • 1 pic  egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp  milk


  • Oven: fan/gas 180°C/160°F 4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Flour, baking powder, and one teaspoon of the spice are added to a bowl. Add the butter after cutting it into small pieces. The flour and butter should be properly mixed to produce fine crumbs (or do this in the food processor) (or do this in the food processor).
  • After combining the fruit and muscovado sugar, add the egg and milk. Mix until the mixture resembles dough. To allow for expansion, distribute the mixture onto the baking sheet in ten irregular blobs. The leftover spice combination and sugar mixture should be sprinkled over the cakes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.


Nutrition Information:
  • Fat 9g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 3g
  • low insalt 0.5g
Keyword Rock cakes

Final Thought:

The perfect afternoon snack is our simple, classic rock cake recipe. Everyone will love these straightforward fruit buns from the pantry.

I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating