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Rock cakes in a pile on a plate with cups of freshly pured tea.

Rock Buns

Rock cakes are a delicious and easy treat. This traditional recipe shows you how to make 12 of the classic family favourites. Perfect with a cup of tea!
Course Home Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword rock buns, rock cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 155kcal
Author Neil


  • 225 g self-raising flour
  • 110 g margarine cubed
  • 75 g mixed dried fruit
  • 40 g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp semi skimmed milk


  • Preheat oven to 180C Fan
  • Lightly grease a baking tray
  • Place the flour in a large bowl. Add the cubes of margarine and rub the margarine into the flour with your fingertips to form a breadcrumb like mixture.
  • Stir in the dried fruit and caster sugar. Then stir in the egg.
  • Form a large ball and using your hands make mounds of equal amounts of the mixture and place them onto the baking tray and brush with the milk.
  • Bake in the centre of oven for 10 – 15 minutes until cooked. To check they are cooked through insert a skewer into the centre of one of the buns which will come out clean if they are done.
  • Place the buns on a wire rack to cool. Then store in an airtight container and consume within 3 - 4 days.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg