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Easy Mary Berry Rock Cakes in 20 mins

by Caroline Sciberras
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Rock Cakes is one of the first recipes I learned to cook as a child cause it is an easy treat to prepare at school and everyone loved them! The Mary Berry Rock Cakes recipe is a very simple popular version of the little scone-like cakes that I’m excited to share!

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Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total: 20 mins


What are the Mary Berry Rock Cakes?

These Mary Berry Rock Cakes are light scone-like buns, crumbly tea-time favourite. They’re lovely while they are still warm from the oven and so fun and easy to make. Let the kids enjoy the baking too.

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Mary Berry Rock Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • Self-Raising Flour, 8 oz
  • Baking powder, 2 tsp
  • Butter, 4 oz softened
  • Sugar, 2 oz
  • Dried fruit mixed, 4 oz
  • Currants, 2 oz
  • Egg, 1 large
  • Milk, 1 tbs
  • Demerara sugar for sprinkling

How to Make Mary Berry Rock Cakes?

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder to a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture becomes breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar and fruit. Mix well until they’re combined evenly.
  5. Beat the egg and milk together in a small bowl and add to the fruity mixture.
  6. Add a little milk, if the mixture is too dry.
  7. Shape the mixture into about 12 rock cakes and place on the baking tray.
  8. Sprinkle generously with demerara sugar.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until they become golden brown at the top.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.

Tips

  • Use wholemeal self-raising flour if you like, adding a little extra milk.

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mary berry rock buns

Mary Berry Rock Cakes


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz flour (self-raising)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz butter (softened)
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 4 oz dried fruit (mixed)
  • 2 oz currants
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • demerara sugar (for sprinkling)

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C or to 180°C with fan. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.
  3. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture becomes breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the sugar and fruit. Mix well until they’re combined evenly.
  5. Beat the egg and milk together in a small bowl and add to the fruity mixture.
  6. Add a little milk, if the mixture is too dry.
  7. Shape the mixture into about 12 rock cakes and place on the baking tray.
  8. Sprinkle generously with demerara sugar.
  9. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until until they become golden brown at the top.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.

Notes

Use wholemeal self-raising flour if you like, adding a little extra milk.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: buns, currants, eggs, flour

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2 comments

Juliana Schmidt February 16, 2023 - 9:04 pm

After trying various other recipes I think I found the easiest and the best tasting of them all. My kids rate it ten out of ten.






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wellbeingbarista March 25, 2023 - 6:15 pm

I must agree with you here! I always try to upload my favorite version for myself and others who like my blog! However, sometimes I feel like experimenting and find a way how to improve the taste or the time it takes to prepare :) That’s why I find up revising my recipes from time to time.

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