Old Fashioned British Rock Cake Recipe With Plain Flour And Without Eggs

Old Fashioned British Rock Cake Recipe With Plain Flour And Without Eggs
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Easy and quick delicious UK rock cakes also known as rock buns are perfect for breakfast or a snack. This Uk inspired old fashioned British rock cake recipe with plain flour and without eggs is simple to prepare and requires only a few ingredients.

That’s right…Rock Cake Recipe No Eggs!.. you heard me right!

These British quick bread’s rock… that’s probably why they were named “Rock Cakes” and “Rock Buns”. Without any effort, you can prepare these rocks cakes including baking them in about 40 minutes, that quick and that easy!

Although this rock cake recipe is made with raisins as an inclusion, you have the choice of making them plain or adding a different type of dried fruit such as dried cranberries or dried blueberries. Below are some variations of rock cakes that you might wanna give a try.

Rock Cake Variations

  • Blueberry Rock Cakes – replace the raisins and add 300 grams of dried blueberries.
  • Cranberry Rock Cakes – substitute the raisins with same amount of dried cranberries.
  • Chococlate Chip Rock Cakes – remove the raisins from the recipe and add 200 grams of chocolate chips.
  • Coconut Rock Cakes – substitube the raisins with 100 grams of sweetened coconut.
  • Date Rock Cakes – replace the raisins with 400 grams of chopped dates.
  • Rock Cakes With Currants – replace the raisins with the same amount of currants

Are Rock Cakes The Same As Scones?

Although rock cakes also referred to as rock bun, and scones are both quick breads and appear to be similar in appearance, they are actually very different. These wartime rock cakes are thinner and harder with a rough rock-like texture and are normally scaled a lot smaller than scones. These British cakes were popular during the Second World War in England and Ireland since they required less sugar and eggs to make compared to regular cakes.

Ingredients For Old Fashioned British Rock Cake Recipe With Plain Flour And Without Eggs

  • 600 grams Plain Flour
  • 113 grams Milk
  • 300 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 15 grams Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Sugar 
  • 6 grams Salt
  • 2 grams Allspice
  • 400 grams Raisins

Rock Cake Recipe In Cups

  • 4.67 cups Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1.33 cups Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 2.67 cups Raisins

How To Make Old Fashioned British Rock Cakes?

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F) and set rack into the middle position.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parachment and set aside.
  3. Place all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. Add the butter and rub it into the dry ingredient mixture until a crumb like consistency is developed.
  5. Toss in the raisins and mix untill well combined.
  6. Add the milk and mix together using a spatula or fork just until the mixture comes together. If you find the mixture a bit dry, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
  7. Spoon dollops of the cake batter onto baking tray separting them apart about 1 1/2 inch.
  8. Bake one tray at a time, Place into oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Cool rock cakes before serving.
  10. Optional, sprinkle some sugar onto top or dust with icing sugar.
  11. Enjoy!
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Easy Rock Cakes Recipe

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Simple and quick to prepare, these easy rock cakes are a wartime classic. Without any effort, you can prepare these eggless rocks cakes including baking them in about 40 minutes, that quick and that easy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast, Easy, Egg-Free, Snack
Cuisine British, English, Irish, United Kingdom
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 600 grams Plain Flour
  • 113 grams Milk
  • 300 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 15 grams Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Sugar
  • 6 grams Salt
  • 2 grams Allspice
  • 400 grams Raisins
  • ROCK CAKE RECIPE IN CUPS
  • 4.67 cups Plain Flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1.33 cups Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 2.67 cups Raisins

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F) and set rack into the middle position.
  • Line two baking sheets with parachment and set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients into the mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Add the butter and rub it into the dry ingredient mixture until a crumb like consistency is developed.
  • Toss in the raisins and mix untill well combined.
  • Add the milk and mix togther using a spatula or fork just until the mixture comes together. If you find the mixture a bit dry, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
  • Spoon dollops of the cake batter onto baking tray separting them apart about 1 1/2 inch.
  • Bake one tray at a time, Place into oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool rock cakes before serving.
  • Optional, sprinkle some sugar onto top or dust with icing sugar.
  • Enjoy!
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