Revised Rock Cake Recipe 9

As the rock cakes disappeared so quickly yesterday, I have had to make some more today. Tom, Sophia and Zac all wanted them in their packed lunch today, so I guess they are tucking into the last few right now.

Here is the revised recipe, new and improved to make nice big crumbs.

8 oz self raising flour – Doves Farm make a good wheat free, gluten free flour and it is widely available
4 oz ‘butter’ – we use Pure sunflower spread, also widely available
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz dried fruit
1 large egg
5-6 teaspoons milk – we use Alpro Soya Junior milk

and the all important Xanthan Gum – 1 teaspoon, and a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavour

I have added a bit more sugar, bit more ‘butter’ and a bit more milk this time, just to ensure we have properly eliminated the dustiness and improve the flavour. The vanilla extract is just down to personal taste. To be honest, I have given measurements but I go more by eye. If the mix looks a bit dry, I just add more liquid and vice versa. When it looks a but runny I add more flour to stick it back together. As I have said many times, I don’t really love baking that much, but I quite like the ‘science’ and common sense of it.

The latest batch has just come out of the oven and I am very pleased. Even better than yesterday. I do feel proud of myself as I am such a reluctant baker and never expect my cakes to be any good. I am also slightly anxious that the children are now going to expect a fresh batch of home made cakes every day when they get in from school! Even more alarming is that while I was clearing up from making the rock cakes, I decided to have a go at chocolate brownies too! What is happening to me!!!!



  1. Thanks so much for this. I’m looking forward to expanding the sweet treats that I make for Edward. Am a little scared about using Egg Replacer for the first time, but I’ll let you know how I get on. Happy baking. x

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    • Whoops. Silly me. Oven at 180 and for only about 10-15mins. Till they are golden. My oven is fast and they take just over ten minutes, but others may need fifteen. You just don’t want the sultanas to burn! Good luck.

  4. I’ve been meaning to say, I tried this recipe on Monday and it was a huge hit! We had some friends over for tea and both Edward and his (non-allergic) friends loved them. Daddy also loved them when he got home, and I had to stop him eating them all!! Big success – thank you. x

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