BEDN #4: Recipe Jammy Rock Cakes

Jammy Rock Cakes
Jammy Rock Cakes
Jammy Rock Cakes
The topic for day number 4 of BEDN is ‘Food Glorious Food’, and that’s something I’m pretty good at, considering I eat a lot of food. So I thought I’d bring you the recipe I mentioned yesterday: jammy rock cakes! We were just sat watching TV in the afternoon yesterday (/today – I’m scheduling this!) and Ben asked if I’d ever heard of rock cakes. Well, of course I had, but I’d never made them. He’d been thinking about how his aunty Cath had used to them for him with a little blob of jam on top when he was younger and how he wanted some again. So we looked up a recipe, realised they were super easy and that we had all the ingredients, so decided to make some. They literally took about 5 minutes to make and 15 to bake. Basically they’re just a quick version of ready made scones! So here’s the recipe.
Jammy Rock Cakes
Jammy Rock Cakes

Jammy Rock Cakes

This is a very easy introduction to baking that's difficult to make a mess of! These jammy rock cakes are inspired by Ben's Aunty Cath - a proper old-fashioned and traditional British recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: jam buns, jammy rock cakes, rock cakes
Servings: 12 cakes


  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 50 g margarine
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Jam (of your choice!)


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (360F).
  • Beat together the margarine, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy consistency.
  • Mix in the flour and the egg until the mixture comes together. Use the milk to bring it together a bit easier.
  • Split the mixture into 12 balls and place spread out on a greased baking tray.
  • Press your thumb into the top of each ball and fill the indent with a small amount of jam.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for around 15-17 minutes until browned. Leave to cool, then enjoy!



  1. November 4, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    That looks so yummy! Mary Berry worthy! Thanks for sharing x

  2. November 4, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    These look yummy 🙂 and only 6 stages! gotta be worth a try hehee


  3. November 4, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    Ahh, this looks almost TOO yummy! I cannot resist, would love to do them myslef! <3 Gran used to to something similar and now it’s too late, I’m remembering the taste *drooling* haha! Great post dear, thanks so much for sharing!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

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