Chocolate Orange Rock Cakes

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These are so quick and easy to make and you can flavour then with almost anything!

This recipe will make between 8-9 rock cakes, depending on how big you like them.

You Will Need:

  • 200g Self raising Flour
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 85g Butter
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • Grated Zest of One Orange
  • 85g Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 2tbsp Milk
  • Granulated Sugar for Sprinkling (optional)

Method:

  • Grease a large baking sheet and preheat the oven to 190degrees.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the sugar and give it a good stir.
  • Add the orange zest and chocolate chips, stir until well distributed.
  • Mix the egg in with a fork.
  • Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until you have a soft but manageable dough that you can pick up with your hands and is ever so slightly sticky.
  • Divide the mixture up into 8 – 10 rough balls and place on your baking sheet allowing for spreading.
  • To achieve a rough rock finish you do not want to smooth the rock cake dough out.
  • Sprinkle a little sugar over each cake.
  • Bake for 10-12 mins on a hot oven, you may want to turn the cakes to achieve an even bake.
  • Allow to cool on a rack before removing from the sheet to cool completely.
  • These are best on the day they are baked, but will keep in an air tight container for 3 days.

Tips:

  • If you end up with rock splats then your mixture was probably too wet and your oven too cool. But they will still taste good!

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