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Cinnamon Rock Cakes

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Serves 1 - 8 Cakes

buttery, crumbly and simply melt in the mouth

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  • 226g self-raising flour
  • 113g demerara sugar plus some for sprinkling
  • 113g margarine
  • 113g dried mixed fruit (currants, sultanas, peel etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • a splash of milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (if, like me, you are cinnamons biggest fan, then add a whole tsp instead of half.)


    1. Preheat the oven to 175C. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and then add the ground mixed spice and the cinnamon. Mix through well.
    2. Next, add the margarine and mix to resemble fine breadcrumbs with your fingers. Add the sugar and then mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Pour a beaten egg into the mixture until it comes together to a sticky, dough ball. You made need a little milk at this point but add it a splash at a time.
    3. Place the mixture in generous lumps on a baking tray and then sprinkle with sugar. Don't smooth them out too much at this stage as they look much better when cooked, if they remain lumpy.
    4. Bake in the oven for 10-20 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
    5. Then Enjoy! They are perfect with cups of tea and coffee and delicious with clotted cream when still warm from the oven!!

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21st Sep, 2016
Method is missing when you add the fruit to the mix. I improvised and put it in when I added the egg and milk. Tasty recipe though
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10th May, 2013
Everyone loves these, and they re so eay. The only tweak I made was to mix cinnamon and all spice with the sugar to sprinkle on the cakes before baking....rather delicious.
30th Mar, 2013
So yummy :)
3rd Mar, 2013
Texture is great! Made it with a mix of fruit, nuts, candied peel, and instead of using only cinnamon and mixed spice, I used a bit of the following: nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla seeds. It elevated it to a whole new level!
15th Jan, 2013
Great recipe, a good old favourite with young and old! Mix the mixed fruit in at the sugar stage. Delicious when just cooling with a little butter. Enjoy
18th Dec, 2012
When do l mix the dried fruit in good job l am a good cook and noticed your error hahhaaaaaaaa
17th Nov, 2012
Really scrum but I made them too big so they flattened out like biscuits. I agree add more cinnamon its really Chrismassy. I made double too, but would use a mixer next time.
11th Nov, 2012
This is a fab recipie. I left out the cinnimon due to the other half not liking it and he adored them. Compared to other recipies I have used in the past this gives the best results.
6th Oct, 2012
Doubled the quantities as I was baking for a fair and added some finely grated lemon rind. Good flavour. This was evidenced by son who came in from a night out and ate three.
3rd Oct, 2012
These are so easy to make, and delicious with a cup of coffe - warm from the oven. A great twist on the regualr rock cake recipe


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