Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

The best way to describe rock cakes are as an ugly, cake-like, drop cookie. They have a lovely light texture with a crisp outer. I have altered the traditional recipe to include cranberries. These serves are pretty large. Australian measurements used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg C (fan forced oven).
  2. Sift flour into large bowl then add remaining dry ingredients.
  3. In a microwave safe jug melt margarine. Add milk and combine using a whisk. Add egg whites to this mix and thoroughly whisk.
  4. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Divide mixture into 12 and drop onto a baking tray coated with cooking spray (or line with baking paper). Sprinkle extra sugar over the top of each cake.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until pale golden.


Most Helpful

DH loved these, I felt they were a tad dry but tasted good with all the fruit. They were nice and crunchy on the outside and soft inside, just like you said! I subed splenda for the sugar on top, worked out nicely Thanks for posting.

Derf October 06, 2006

Absolutely loved this recipe! Although I would also add in 2 tbsps of sugar/sweetener into the mixture. To make them even less fat and more creamier, substitute the milk for fat-free natural yogurt or you could use vanilla (although I have not tried this) - delicious!

E.yearsley May 03, 2012

Really like these & about to make a second batch. May put a couple of tablespoons of sugar in the dough as well this time, but I did love how the sweetness comes mostly from the fruit. Thanks for posting Mischka!

Aunty Dotty June 15, 2011

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