Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

The name describes the appearance of the cakes, not the texture!! A soft spongy centre with a crusty texture outside. I loved making these as a child, and loved eating them too!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to Gas 6/400F degrees.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Put flour, salt, spice, butter/margarine in processer/mixer and mix.
  4. Add egg and sugar and mix again.
  5. Add enough milk/water to bind the mixture (if the mixture is too soft the cakes will flatten and spread).
  6. FOLD in the dried fruit.
  7. Put on the baking sheet in small rough heaps.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

very easy to make, i found that you didnt get 20 servings i prefer 6 large ones :)

FOXYFOXFOX1 January 27, 2009

just like the ones I made when I was at school (many moons ago). Delicious

moirafletcher042 October 10, 2006

Fantastic! Easy and so good! Didn't have any mixed spice so I used ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon and can't make them quick enough. Thank you for posting this. Never found a better recipe for an old favourite.

Jayne From Oz March 03, 2006