Rock Cakes sugar buns
Rock Cakes or Sugar Buns
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Rock cakes are basically individual portion size fruitcakes which got its fame from the Hagrid character of Harry Potter

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 9 rock cakes
Author: sushma iyer
  • 300 gms Flour
  • 17 gms Baking powder
  • 75 gms Castor sugar
  • 75 gms Butter
  • 1 gm Salt
  • 4 gms Lemon juice
  • 45 gms Egg
  • 135 gms Milk
  • 100 gms Sultanas
  • zest from one lemon
  1. Soften the butter and cream with the sugar and lemon juice until well aerated

  2. Add eggs (ideal temperature - 23°C) in stages and cream well after each addition

  3. Add the sieved dry ingredients - flour, baking powder and salt. Rub the mixture until it resembles bread crumbs.

  4. Make a well and add milk and conditioned fruit, mix until just clear. Do not over mix

  5. Hand drop onto tray to get 9 equal size buns and sprinkle with granulated sugar

  6. Pipe in jam into a small hole on top of the bun. (Skip this step if you do not have bake stable jam. I didn't have any so I just applied jam on top of the cake while eating it).

  7. Bake - Double pan at 210°C for 10-12 mins on Med oven settings.

  8. Enjoy these rock cakes with some jam and butter when warm