Up to 13 Years – Class 130

Four Rock Cakes on a plate. 9/10/11/12 years. See ‘Read more’ for recipe.

Up to Thirteen Years of Age

Four Rock Cakes

225g self-raising flour. 75g caster sugar. 1 tsp baking powder. 125g unsalted butter cut into cubes. 150g dried fruit. 1 egg. 1 tbsp milk. 2 tsp vanilla extract.


Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a bowl and rub in the cubed butter until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, then mix in the dried fruit. In a clean bowl, beat the egg and milk together with the vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the mixture just comes together as a thick, lumpy dough. Add a teaspoon more milk if you need it to make the mixture stick together. Place golf ball-sized spoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking tray. Leave space between them as they will flatten and spread out to double their size during baking. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until golden-brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, and then turn them out onto a wire rack.

To avoid disqualification, children’s entries must be entered in the class by age of their appropriate school year.

To be the child’s unaided work. Note: See Rules 10 and 14

First Prize: £10 / Second Prize: £8 / Third Prize: £6