Meteor shower rock cakes recipe
- 250g self raising flour
- 90g butter, at room temperature
- 90g brown sugar
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- Pinch salt
- 1 egg
- 125g coloured sprinkles
Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare two baking trays and set aside.
Combine the butter and flour in a mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar, mixed spice and salt and thoroughly combine with your hands.
Beat the egg in a separate bowl and add to the mixture. Combine.
Add the coloured sprinkles, keeping a tablespoon aside, and mix through.
Take golf ball sized portions of the dough and roughly roll into a ball and place on a baking tray. You want these to be lumpy, meteor-type balls.
Sprinkle the extra sprinkles across the dough balls.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before eating.
- These were really fun to make with the kids – easy and very hands-on. Just make sure they wash their hands before you start!
- These rock cakes do grow in the oven so make sure you space them out on the baking trays. I made 12 cakes out of this dough and put six on each tray to cook.
- The dough does become quite dry and crumbly when you’re mixing it, so you may need to squeeze it a little to make it come together.
- I tried to make these quite lumpy and bumpy to resemble meteor rocks (!) so piled them up a bit on the baking tray before cooking. If you added choc chips to the recipe too, you would get a really great effect.
- These would be perfect for your next birthday party.
- This recipe was created by Ella Walsh for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.