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Radical Rock Cakes

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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.

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Ingredients

  • 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.
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  • 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)

Details

servings 16
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and using your fingers, rub in the butter to form breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Stir in the sugar and fruit mixture. As with all cakes, from this point on avoid all temptation to consume the mixture!

Step 4

Form a well in the middle and pour in the whisked eggs. Fold in the mixture.

Step 5

Extract some gloop from the bowl and dunk it onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6

Chuck in the oven and wait.

Step 7

Keep waiting... just keep waiting, just keep waiting, what do we do? we wait, wait, wait, wait....
Should be baking for about 15 minutes.

Step 8

Is it golden-brown and still gooey in the middle?!?!?! TAKE IT OUT! Good. Phew, that was a close one!

Step 9

Leave to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing onto a wire rack.

Step 10

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..

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