Soldiers' Rock Cakes

Soldiers' Rock Cakes

Send a good big home-made cake to your soldier at the front or in camp.

Originally published in the Sunday Times (Sydney), on Sunday 30 September 1917


  • 8 ounces (227gms) of butter
  • 1lb. (454gms) of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 8oz. (227gms) of moist sugar
  • grated rind of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoonful of baking-powder


  1. Rub the butter into the flour. Add the rest of the ingredients, the eggs well beaten. 
  2. Drop in small lumps on a floured baking-sheet, and bake for half an hour. 

Note: No temperature was supplied with the recipe. Traditional rock cakes are baked at 200C/180C fan-forced 15-20 minutes.

Source: Housewife’s Column (1917, September 30). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930), p. 18.