Half-Term Rock Cake Recipe

Rock cake

Rock cakes are a light, crumbly treat. They are best eaten whilst still warm. They’re really easy to make, and lots of fun for the children to join in too.

Preparation time : less than 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 to 30 minutes


The texture should be a thick, lumpy dough so don’t be tempted to add too much liquid


  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 150g dried fruit
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas 4
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment
  • Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
  • Mix in the dried fruit
  • In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients
Add liquid to dry ingredients
Add liquid to dry ingredients
  • Stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough
  • Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together
  • Place golfball-sized spoons (approx 50g in weight) of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray (you’ll probably have enough dough left to make another teeny-weeny cake)
  • Leave space between each rock cake as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during cooking
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden-brown
Leave to cool on a rack
Leave to cool on a rack
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then turn the rock cakes onto a wire rack to cool


Makes 12; each serving provides 214 kcal

Rock Cakes; a favourite tea-time treat
Rock Cakes; a favourite tea-time treat

📝Based on BBC on-line recipe

Instagram Reel Hack

For those of you who follow me on Instagram @langdonhyde I promised to reveal how I added the psychedelic effect to my Rock Cake Reel featured on my IG Reels Grid on Sunday.

To achieve this effect I applied the Wave effect in the InShot app to my video.

Go to: Effect˃Distort˃Wave

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