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Gluten free Rock Cakes with dairy and egg free option
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4.37 from 11 votes

Gluten Free Traditional Rock Cakes

A wonderfully simple recipe for these nostalgic Rock Cakes. Made gluten free with a dairy free option. No eggs so this can easily be made vegan too. Take a trip down memory lane and create new memories for the next generation.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Tea Time, Treat
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Dairy Free, Easy, Gluten Free, Simple, Traditional, Vegan
Servings: 8 buns
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Glutarama


  • 200 g gluten free self raising flour
  • 100 g currants (or raisins)
  • 50 g vanilla yogurt (I used Alpro vanilla yogurt)
  • 100 ml milk (I used soya milk)
  • 65 g butter (I used Flora plant butter)
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional if making dairy free

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp psyllium husk powder (optional) , both help with bake structure


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C | 170°C fan | 375°F | Gas 5
  • In a large bowl measure the flour, 'butter' and sugar. Using your fingertips or a pastry cutter/blender.
  • Add the currants and mix to combine. Also add the flaxseed and psyllium husk powder if using them.
  • In a separate jug, measure the milk, yogurt (I find that vanilla flavour adds a lovely sweet taste) and lemon juice, whisk to combine. Don't worry if the mixture thickens this will be the lemon juice setting to work.
  • Make a well in the crumble mixture in your large bowl and pour the wet ingredients into the middle.
  • Using a spatula cut through the mixture lightly until the dry and wet have been mixed. Don't worry if you can see little lumps of 'butter' this is fine.
  • On a prepared baking sheet (I use silicone baking mats) spoon 8 mounds of mixture, no need to worry about how they look, you want your Rock Cakes to look rough and unique to each other.
  • Bake for 25mins until just golden brown and once ready remove and cool before eating.
  • or, be like me and eat them whilst they're still warm.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg