Jamaican Rock Cake Recipe

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  • Rock Cake
  • Rock Cake 2
  • Rock Cake 3
  • Rock Cake 4
  • -10Servings+
  • 10 mPrep Time
  • 26 mCook Time
  • 36 mReady In
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Jamaican Rock Cake is a delectable dessert that has been enjoyed by Jamaicans, young and old, for many years.

3 cup(s) counter flour – > View on Amazon
1 packet(s) coconut milk powder – > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) baking powder – > View on Amazon
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) nutmeg – > View on Amazon
1/2 cup(s) margarine – > View on Amazon
1 cup(s) dark sugar – > View on Amazon
1/4 cup(s) raisins, soaked – > View on Amazon
1 large egg, beaten – > View on Amazon
4 ounce(s) water or milk
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla – > View on Amazon
4 whole maraschino cherries – > View on Amazon

Ingredients

Step by step method

  • 1

    Combine flour, coconut milk powder, baking powder and nutmeg and mix for even distribution.

  • 2

    Add margarine and use a dough blender or your finger tips to gently rub the margarine into dry mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  • 3

    Mix in the dark sugar and soaked raisins using a wooden spoon.

  • 4

    Combine beaten egg, water or milk and vanilla; make a well in the center and pour in the liquid.

  • 5

    Combine the mixture using two forks. Do not over mix!

  • 6

    Drop rock buns by spoonfuls onto a greased baking tray and bake at 180°C/350°F for 26 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack.

  • 7

    Rinse the maraschino cherries and cut each into 4 pieces. Use one piece of cherry to decorate each rock bun.

Tips & variations

  • A mixture of milk powder and water may be used as a milk substitute.

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