Easy Peasy Rock Cakes Recipe

With the current climate, the kids being at home and having to teach them more things myself, we seem to have found ourselves baking a lot more. Not only is baking a great way to give children a treat, but it shows them how to measure, prepare and bake everything themselves. Giving them that sense of achievement when they see their creations come out of the oven. 

If you're looking for something to make with your children at the moment, then these rock cakes are an ideal starting point. They are so easy to make that T does them all on his own (apart from putting them in and out of the oven) so they are a really bake for children to learn. And they're super tasty too...

450g self-raising flour
150g sugar
250g butter
Pinch of salt
200g dried fruit or choc chips
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk

1.  Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2.  Mix flour, sugar, salt and butter together with hands, until a breadcrumb texture.
3.  Add the fruit/choc and mix further.
4.  Add the wet ingredients until combined.
5.  Dollop onto a metal tray lined with baking parchment. This recipe will get you either 12 large rock cakes, or 20 small, depending on the size you like. Just make sure to leave space between them as they will spread slightly. 
6.  Bake for 20 minutes. 

They are similar to a wetter texture of a scone, and have a similar flavour. If you use fruit in them then you could easily cut them in half and serve with jam and clotted cream. Or do the chocolate chips and serve with cream and Lotus Biscoff spread in the centre. 


  1. This is almost the recipe I use - I never thought of choc chips. Off to investigate the store cupboard......

  2. These look and sound delicious thanks!

  3. emma c11:03

    these look wonderful

  4. Sometimes the more simple recipes are the best! I remember making similar things to this when I was a kid!

  5. Would definitely choose the chocolate chips, a brilliant recipe