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Tracy's Traditional Rock Cakes


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Ingredients

20 piece(s)

Rock cakes

  • 160 grams caster sugar
  • 125 grams margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 260 grams sultanas
  • 6
    17min
    Preparation 5min
    Baking/Cooking
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Recipe's preparation

    Rock Cakes
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180 and line two baking trays with baking paper.

    2. Add sugar to bowl and blitz 10 sec / sp 10 and scrape.

    3. Add margarine and cream 40 sec / sp 4.

    4. Add eggs and vanilla and combine 15 sec / sp 4.

    5. Add flour and mix 20 sec / sp 4 then scrape.

    6. Add sultanas and mix through 20 sec / Counter-clockwise operation / sp 2 then scrape and use spatula to ensure it's combined thoroughly.

    7. Place heaped tablespoonfuls of mixture on tray (see tip).

    8. Bake for 10 to 15 mins until pale golden brown.

    9. Transfer to wire rack until cold and store in airtight container.

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Tip

Tips: To stop spreading too much, don't make them like balls, make them more the shape of half an egg - a little higher domed.

Disclaimer: Thanks Nan!  This is a variation of my grandmother's recipe (a little light on detail - no recipes for her!).  It still tastes the same as when we used to make them together 30 years ago!

Costs: As at May '15, the recipe costs:

- all Homebrand - $2.38, or 12c per piece

- all brand names - $5.61, or 28c per piece

I use a combination of both, so I'm somewhere in the middle.


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  • Just like Nan’s!...

    Submitted by shaunalee on 2. February 2019 - 21:21.

    Just like Nan’s!
    swapped margarine for butter, used 100g of sugar and I only had half the amount of sultanas which was more than enough (my nan would add dates too). I added orange zest too! Delicious!! Kids new fav!
    Oh and did sneak a tiny dab of raw sugar to tops before they went into the oven.

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  • So delicious, i used butter, didnt spread too...

    Submitted by Sharonhall on 14. October 2018 - 14:22.

    So delicious, i used butter, didnt spread too much😃

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  • These are outstanding. Thank you.

    Submitted by jw000401 on 2. October 2018 - 17:54.

    These are outstanding. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe!...

    Submitted by Semantics on 4. August 2018 - 16:41.

    Thank you for such a delicious and easy recipe! They taste exactly like my Grandma used to make. I blitzed raw sugar at the start instead of using castor sugar, used butter (not margarine) and half a standard box of sultanas (190g - plenty enough). I scooped using a tbs size cookie scoop, they didn't spread at all and made 30 cakes.

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  • Thank you for a great recipe - it's now a staple...

    Submitted by Erana on 7. November 2017 - 19:25.

    Thank you for a great recipe - it's now a staple in our baking regime! Like others I used butter instead of marg and with all my baking recipes, I always do a bit of hand mixing myself at the end, including adding the sultanas in and mixing manually. That avoided them getting stuck tmrc_emoticons.) Just chuck a blob of the mix on the baking sheet and let them look ugly and misshappen - best ever rock cakes.

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  • Rgrant:I always use butter, works well and tastes...

    Submitted by barb21 on 3. November 2017 - 20:01.

    Rgrant:I always use butter, works well and tastes great.

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  • I always use butter and they are yummy. The best...

    Submitted by barb21 on 3. November 2017 - 20:00.

    I always use butter and they are yummy. The best rock cakes ever.

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  • Could I use butter instead of margarine?

    Submitted by Rgrant on 2. November 2017 - 09:40.

    Could I use butter instead of margarine?

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  • Great recipe! After reading other comments I cut...

    Submitted by BigRed on 1. November 2017 - 19:14.

    Great recipe! After reading other comments I cut down the sugar to 100g but I dipped the top of the dough domes into raw sugar for a crusty top. They turned out just like the ones my Mum used to make when we were kids. Delicious!

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  • Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe - it...

    Submitted by ejwarner on 11. May 2017 - 18:33.

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe - it worked well for me! I doubled the recipe with no troubles.

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  • Rock buns like my mum used to make whizzed up in a...

    Submitted by bakercosy on 27. March 2017 - 15:13.

    Rock buns like my mum used to make whizzed up in a flash! 85g sugar sweet enough for us. Thanks

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  • Bel-1981 wrote:...

    Submitted by Nelly01 on 5. February 2017 - 21:18.

    Bel-1981 wrote:
    These are great. Thank you! All in my house enjoys.

    Nelly01 - the "cream" in the method is just another word instead of combine or mix.


    thank you

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  • These are great. Thank you! All in my house...

    Submitted by Bel-1981 on 5. February 2017 - 16:25.

    These are great. Thank you! All in my house enjoys.

    Nelly01 - the "cream" in the method is just another word instead of combine or mix.

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  • Is there supposed to be cream in this recipe as...

    Submitted by Nelly01 on 29. January 2017 - 20:13.

    Is there supposed to be cream in this recipe as stated in directions but not in ingredients list ???

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  • So easy & so yummy

    Submitted by BenzMumma on 1. December 2016 - 16:24.

    So easy & so yummy tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I've made 4 batches of these

    Submitted by ainsrussell on 18. November 2016 - 19:42.

    I've made 4 batches of these in two weeks and everyone loves them!! I ran out and had all of the kids complaining as they wanted them for school lol. 

    I have really juicy sultanas so I increased the weight to 310 to make sure every bite was full of them

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  • OMG, these are

    Submitted by kathyz on 17. October 2016 - 13:59.

    OMG, these are good!!!

    Haven't made rock cakes since I was a kid and these were better than I remembered. I did cut back on sugar, down to 100 gms and I only had 120 of sultanas and I reckon the quanities were perfect for our household. Still sweet enough and had plenty of sultanas in it for my liking. 

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, so quick and easy to make. Will be a regular in our house from now on. 

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  • OMG, these are

    Submitted by kathyz on 17. October 2016 - 13:59.

    OMG, these are good!!!

    Haven't made rock cakes since I was a kid and these were better than I remembered. I did cut back on sugar, down to 100 gms and I only had 120 of sultanas and I reckon the quanities were perfect for our household. Still sweet enough and had plenty of sultanas in it for my liking. 

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, so quick and easy to make. Will be a regular in our house from now on. 

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  • Love this recipe, thank you!!

    Submitted by Murnanet on 26. July 2016 - 12:01.

    Love this recipe, thank you!! I do the dough setting for 30sec to mix the sultanas.....

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  • Perfect recipe! The only

    Submitted by Naglegirl on 15. July 2016 - 19:39.

    Perfect recipe! The only change I made was I rolled them in sugar before popped them in the oven. To help mix the sultanas in I just used the Thermie spatula through the lid to help it along.

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  • My Thermomix had trouble at

    Submitted by Outmumbered on 14. July 2016 - 21:20.

    My Thermomix had trouble at the last step, when mixing in the sultanas. I followed the instructions in the recipe but the blade was stuck in the dough and didn't move. I turned it off and mixed with the spatula but it was very sticky and difficult to get out of the mixing bowl. Once baked they turned out perfectly though and tasted great. Did anyone else have this problem?

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  • Very yummy. I used light

    Submitted by MissAmandaJoy on 15. June 2016 - 10:40.

    Very yummy. I used light brown sugar and only used about 70g and only added about 160g sultanas and they worked out great. Very versitle and easy recipe.

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  • Beautiful!

    Submitted by Justinemovliatti on 1. May 2016 - 14:39.

    Beautiful!

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  • These were easy to make and

    Submitted by kathrock on 22. March 2016 - 14:21.

    These were easy to make and tasty! I reduced the sugar too. Was a lot of sultanas, would possibly add less next time

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  • Thanks these were great. I

    Submitted by RobinsonKettering on 18. February 2016 - 10:47.

    Thanks these were great. I reduced sugar to 100g, added 130g sultanas and 1 tsp mixed spice and heaped on the tray. They turned out perfect.

    thanks again, delicious.

     

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  • Very nice! I also reduced the

    Submitted by Suellen39 on 17. January 2016 - 11:53.

    Very nice! I also reduced the sugar and was perfect for us tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • 10/10 Loved these and took me

    Submitted by PaulieW on 23. December 2015 - 17:05.

    10/10 Loved these and took me back to when I was in my Home Economics Course when I was 15. This is a favourite just like in the old "Commonsense Cook Book" we used at school.

    thanks heaps Tracy

    Paulie W

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  • A very yummy recipe.  I ran

    Submitted by Lenna.Church on 25. July 2015 - 21:27.

    A very yummy recipe.  I ran out of sultanas so made up the difference with raisins and currants. I also topped each one with half a cherry.  Was a little disappointed that they spread into flattish cookies instead of rocky mounds, but tasted good anyway.

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  • Highly enjoyable rock cakes

    Submitted by Mib8612 on 29. June 2015 - 20:49.

    Highly enjoyable rock cakes and an achievable recipe to make with a 2yo chef. Overall, it was a bit too sweet so the next time I make these rock cakes, I'll reduce the sugar to 100g, add 60g of rice malt syrup and reduce the sultanas to 130g. 

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  • Easy, quick and very

    Submitted by DeniseF on 17. June 2015 - 08:25.

    Easy, quick and very yummy!

    My husband kept eating them.

    I added one tablespoon of mixed spice.  I will do the same next time plus reduced the sugar as they were a bit too sweet for us.  Shaped them as recommended and they came out perfectly. Thank you

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  • Yumm. Mixed it up a bit with

    Submitted by jenkagroup on 11. June 2015 - 10:41.

    Yumm. Mixed it up a bit with half saltannas (beacause i ran out) and half currents. tmrc_emoticons.-) 

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  • So yummy !!Kids loved them

    Submitted by jacquiedixon on 5. June 2015 - 19:44.

    So yummy !!Kids loved them tmrc_emoticons.) 

    Thanks for sharing 

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  • A great basic recipe thanks.

    Submitted by jisforjane on 21. May 2015 - 10:31.

    A great basic recipe thanks.  Just the way I remember making them at school  tmrc_emoticons.)

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