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Festive Cherry Rockcakes

2019-11-17 13.44.25 #2

These festive cherry rockcakes are a great crowd pleaser! They went down an absolute storm in my household. I remember making these all throughout my childhood and taking them round to my Nan’s, and they’re still as yummy as I remember!

What you’ll need:

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 125g cherries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Festive sprinkles

Let’s get started!

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C and grease two baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl, using your hands, rub the butter together with the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  3.  Cut up the cherries into quarters and add these into the breadcrumb mixture along with the light brown sugar and combine once again using your hands.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla extract into the mix, and stir it all together with a fork.
  5. Add in the sprinkles (it’s completely up to you how many you use!) and using your hands, bring the mixture into a ball and portion off into smaller balls then place them onto the baking trays.
  6. The best thing about rockcakes is that they don’t have to be perfectly round, the rockier they look, the better!
  7. Pop the rockcakes in the oven for around 15 minutes or until golden.
  8. Leave them to cool on a cooling rack or better still eat them warm!

Rockcakes are such a versatile bake and there are so many different flavour combinations you can try such as coconut, chocolate, and raisins! There are so many choices!

I hope you enjoy making this recipe! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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