Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to Make Rock Cakes

For my second video in the Invade London special going on on YouTube I had my 2 yr old help me make some yummy traditional British snacks called rock cakes.  They are called rock cakes because they kinda look like .... well,  rocks.

My recipe varies a bit from traditional recipes but they are just as yummy! It all comes together in one bowl and there is no fancy way to scoop them out. I just use a spoon and drop globs of it on my baking sheet. It's a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen.

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My ingredients vary a bit from the traditional recipes you may see elsewhere online so this video recipe is for me to share with you how I make my version of rock cakes.

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp of double acting baking POWDER... not baking soda
1 stick of butter (4 ounces)
1/4 cup of sugar
pinch of salt (added to flour mixture)
3/4 cup of mix-ins (dried berries, chocolate chips, nuts.. whatever you want)
1 egg
2-4 Tablespoons of milk (I use almond milk, but any milk will work

Preheat oven to 400º F or 200ºC. Add 1 stick of butter to a bowl and let it come to room temperature. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and then add to the butter.  Combine with two forks until you get a mealy mixture of broken up chunks of butter fully coated with flour. Add sugar and mix-ins and stir to combine.  Then add one egg and stir to combine.  Now add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time while mixing to combine the batter into a somewhat sticky dough.  Take a spoon and dollop  spoonfuls onto a non-stick cookie or baking sheet. 

Bake in a PREHEATED oven at 400º F or 200º C for 12-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them because every oven is different.



  1. Thanks Vanessa, they look yum. What a great idea we'll just be sitting around watching the Olympics this wk end. I'm hoping I might be well enough to cook them or I can get hubby to cook for me

  2. I like the idea of using wheat flour and almond milk. Moreso, your baking assistant is the cutest little fellow! Soon his sister will join him in culinary pursuits.


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