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Sugar & spice rock cakes

Rock cakes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook: -
  • Easy
  • Makes 10

Our easy, traditional rock cake recipe is the ideal afternoon treat. These simple fruit buns are a great storecupboard bake that everyone will enjoy

Nutrition: per cake
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal211
fat9g
saturates5g
carbs29g
sugars15g
fibre1g
protein3g
low insalt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 100g butter
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g mixed dried fruit
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • demerara sugar, or roughly crushed sugar cubes, for sprinkling

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Tip the flour, baking powder and 1 tsp spice into a bowl. Add the butter, cut into small pieces. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture forms fine crumbs (or do this in the food processor).

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the muscovado sugar and fruit, then add the egg and milk. Mix to a fairly firm dough. Spoon 10 rough blobs of the mixture onto the baking sheet, leaving room for a little spreading. Mix together the sugar and remaining mixed spice and sprinkle over the cakes. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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