Rock cakes are one of the easiest baking recipes that I know of, taking only 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes in the oven you don't have to wait long to tuck into a tasty treat. Plus all of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen cupboards already with flour, egg, butter and caster sugar making up the main ingredients of the cakes. The recipe I use is from the BBC Food website (here). I have used this recipe countless times with a successful round of rock cakes made each time!


  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 75g/2½oz caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 150g/5½oz dried fruit
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract