Honey Rock Cakes

Honey Rock Cakes

A tasty recipe from our friend, the Hebridean Baker. These little delights are a testament to the joy of simple, homemade pleasures. Their rustic charm and nostalgic appeal will warm the hearts of any visitor to your kitchen. The honey not only adds a lovely aroma but also imparts a gentle sweetness that suits the Rock Cakes perfectly

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
How to enjoy: Rock Cakes make a delightful addition to any tea-time spread, lunchbox treat, or simply enjoyed with a cuppa.


225g flour
2 tsp baking powder
125g cold butter
35g honey
2 tbsp sugar
75g sultanas
50g glacé cherries, chopped
Zest of ½ a lemon
1 large egg
4 tbsp milk
Extra sugar to sprinkle


  • Preheat the oven to 160°c fan and line 2 baking sheets. Tip the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips to create breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the honey, sugar, sultanas, glacé cherries, lemon zest and egg, then stir through 3 tbsp of the milk. Mix to form a thick, sticky batter, adding an extra 1 tbsp milk if it’s a little dry. Spoon heaped tablespoons onto the lined baking sheets, leaving enough space for spreading.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins until golden, sprinkle liberally with sugar and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Interested in finding out more about the Hebridean Baker? Then head over to our podcast episode.

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