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Rock Cakes
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Throwback Thursday - Rock Cakes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cakes
Servings: 12
Author: Lauren


  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 90 g unsalted butter chilled & cubed
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup mixed dried fruit I used currants and dates
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir through the sugar, dried fruit and ginger.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk in a bowl and add to the dry ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  • Drop rough heaps of mixture (I used a soup spoon) onto the trays and bake for 10 - 12 minutes (I found mine were ready after 10 minutes).
  • Transfer onto a wire rack to cool