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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
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