Recipe For Jamaican Rock Cake

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Recipe For Jamaican Rock Cake

Transport yourself to the vibrant and tropical flavors of Jamaica with this delicious and easy-to-make Jamaican Rock Cake recipe. These rock cakes are a popular treat in Jamaica and are often enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.

Made with simple ingredients that are readily available, these rock cakes are a perfect blend of crunchy exterior and soft, fruity center. They are bursting with flavors of dried fruits and warm spices that will tantalize your taste buds.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits (raisins, currants, chopped dried apricots)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
  3. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture. Using your fingertips or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the mixed dried fruits to the flour mixture and toss until well coated.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, vanilla extract, and beaten egg.
  6. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, drop dollops of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the rock cakes are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the rock cakes to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 rock cakes

These Jamaican Rock Cakes are a delightful treat that will transport you to the sandy beaches and warm vibes of Jamaica. The crunchy exterior gives way to a soft and fruity center, filled with the sweetness of mixed dried fruits and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve these rock cakes with a cup of tea or coffee for a truly Jamaican experience. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Whether you have visited Jamaica or not, this Recipe For Jamaican Rock Cake will surely transport you to the beautiful island. Enjoy the flavors of the Caribbean with these delightful and easy-to-make treats. Share them with family and friends, or keep them all to yourself! Happy baking!