Radical Rock Cakes
A simple favourite! If ever you need to bake some cakes to sell, these are sure winners.
This recipe is for large rock cakes. Feel free to halve if necessary.
- A simple favourite! If ever you need to bake some cakes to sell - these are sure winners. This recipe is for large rock cakes. Feel free to halve if necessary.
- 400g / 16oz self-raising flour
- 4 tsps baking powder
- 200g / 8oz butter (softened)
- 100g / 4oz granulated sugar
- 300g / 6oz dried mixed fruit / cherries (quartered)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly
Preheat the oven to 200°C / gas mark 6.
Grease a baking sheet with bu- wait! You should know this stuff by now...!
Remove cats / other nuisances and food thieves from kitchen.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and using your fingers, rub in the butter to form breadcrumbs.
Stir in the sugar and fruit mixture. As with all cakes, from this point on avoid all temptation to consume the mixture!
Form a well in the middle and pour in the whisked eggs. Fold in the mixture.
Extract some gloop from the bowl and dunk it onto the prepared baking sheet.
Chuck in the oven and wait.
Keep waiting... just keep waiting, just keep waiting, what do we do? we wait, wait, wait, wait....
Should be baking for about 15 minutes.
Is it golden-brown and still gooey in the middle?!?!?! TAKE IT OUT! Good. Phew, that was a close one!
Leave to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing onto a wire rack.
Try not to eat too many!
If too gooey in the middle, lower the temperature towards the end so that the insides have a chance to cook. Not sure why you'd really want to though..