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Rock Cake {For One}

This Rock Cake is really similar to a scone in the making, looks like a Cinnamon Roll, but definitely tastes more like a biscuit!

Rock Cake

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A rock cake is a British Classic often made for encouraging children to try baking. The simple reason is, it seems to be the easiest bake to do! Well, you know children tend to achieve things better than we do because they are often fearless right? But I do think this recipe is manageable! Everyone can give it a try, as they are called: Rock Cakes. That means, you can do the easiest version by just spooning the dough in a parchment paper 🙂

Rock Cake

Let’s talk about the process. As many other recipes instructs, I made my Rock Cake like a scone:

Flour + Baking Powder 

Butter rubbed in the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs

Liquid in the dough and combine.

For this recipe we bring little changes to the amount and list of ingredients and you have a Rock cake:

Litlle more butter (not much!) and a little softened (not much!)

Cinnamon + ginger

Muscovado or brown sugar


0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">You can of course switch for cranberries, dried fruits or chocolate chips if you’re not a raisin fan.

0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">You can remove the spices if this isn’t you thing, but if like me you love everything that looks like a cinnamon roll, go ahead!

0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt;">Speaking of which, I decided to make this Rock Cake as a mix of cinnamon roll and raisin bread (French pastry): I rolled the dough as you can see on the picture below:

Rock Cake

This Rock Cake tastes like a spicy scone, is crunchy like a biscuit and dense. It’s the perfect alternative to my daily scone! Ready to try?

Rock Cake {For One}

This Rock Cake is really similar to a scone in the making, looks like a Cinnamon Roll, but definitely tastes more like a biscuit!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword Rock Cake, Scone
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 1 big serving
Calories 400 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


  • 50 g all-purpose flour 1/3 cup +1 tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon -optional-
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder -optional-
  • 25 g softened unsalted butter 2 leveled tbsp or approximately 1/8 cup
  • 15 g muscovado or brown sugar 1 tbsp
  • 12 g beaten egg + 1tbsp milk one quarter of egg
  • 15 raisins


  1. Preheat the oven at 420°F (220°C) Line a parchment paper in a baking mat or a little pan.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and ginger if using.

  3. Add the softened butter and lightly rub together with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  4. Add the sugar and the dried fruit and mix so all ingredients are well incorporated.

  5. Pour the beaten egg and milk and mix to create a stiff dough. If the mixture is still dry add milk until required consistency.

  6. In a floured surface or directly (like me) in your parchment paper with either flour or granulated sugar, roll your dough into a long rectangle (see photo) by flatten with your floured hands or a small rolling pin.

    Add the raisins and roll, just like a cinnamon roll. You can sprinkle some sugar on the roll.

    Rock Cake
  7. Bake 5 minutes at 420°F (220°C) and lower down the temperature to 350°F (180°C) and bake 10 minutes more.

    Let cool slightly and enjoy while still warm!

Recipe Notes

*The Rock Cake gets crunchier as you wait to eat it.





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