Rock Cakes

Tana Ramsay's rock cakes, flavoured with orange zest and cinnamon, are quick and easy to prepare
By Tana Ramsay
Rock Cakes
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  • Serves: 8
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 2 oranges, zest only
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp milk

Tips and Suggestions

soak the cranberries in a shallow bowl of water to plump them up a little. You could replace the dried cranberries with currants.


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

2. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well. Using your hands, make eight mounds out of the dough.

3. Place the mounds onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until the tops are a light golden brown. Don't allow them to overcook, as they will continue to cook slightly when taken out of the oven.

4. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.

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