• Serves 15
  • 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


Who can resist these traditional rock cakes …I love mine dunked in my cuppa or they are also simply delicious with a dollop of lemon butter.

Ingredients (serves 15)

  • 11/2cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspn baking powder
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 115g sultanas
  • 75g caster sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and zest. Add eggs, stirring together, until you have a stiff dough.
  3. Place walnut-sized mounds of the mixture on a greased baking tray, leaving space for spreading between each one. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Hmm rock cakes sounds good to me


  • I should try this rockcake. Looks good


  • My mum used to make rock cakes. Loved them. These look good.


  • Oh, I didn’t know rock cakes were real, just thought mum was teasing me with my bad bikkie cooking!


  • it’s been years since I have seen a rock cake in a cafe! – I always dreaded them as a kid for fear they would break my teeth!

    Thank you for sharing your recipe and letting us relive our childhood memories :)


  • I haven’t heard the term rock cake since my mum was alive! I thought they were only a thing in our house. I’ll have to try these in her honour although as a child I never liked them much – just picking out the glace cherries!


  • Hi Rachel,
    A good rock cake was part of my growing up and not lets forget the good old corn flake cookie lol.
    Classics are always winners.
    Cheers and happy baking. :-)


  • I thought my mum was the only one who made rockcakes!


  • I love rock cakes – such a traditional childhood favourite. Fond memories! :)


  • These look really good and seem fairly easy to make as well.


  • The lemon butter on top is such a nice touch! :-)


  • Your rock cakes look amazing! Thanks so much!


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