Chocolate Chip Rock Buns are an easy cake to make with kids, the perfect afternoon tea cake idea or if you are looking for easy things to bake with few ingredients!
Rock cakes with white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips are added for a double chocolate chip cake children and adults love!
A take on the traditional English rock cake these rock cakes have chocolate chips added instead of dried fruit.
How to make Chocolate Chip Rock Buns?
Anyone can make these easy chocolate rock buns, a great simple cake recipe for kids and parents to make together. You can see how easy they are in our slideshow below.
Chocolate chip rock buns ingredients
Ingredients for these easy chocolate rock buns are plain flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, sugar, butter, egg, milk and your choice of chocolate chips.
If you haven't got all the ingredients needed there are substitutes that can be used!
You can use self-raising flour instead of plain flour. Baking powder or salt is not needed when using self-raising flour (as it is already added to self-raising flour).
We use white and milk chocolate chip for a double chocolate chip cake. You could also add dark chocolate chips to make them triple chocolate chip cake!
Check out our Rock Cakes if you wanted a fruit cake version of these.
This is optional, we love the flavour it brings to rock buns, there are plenty of other flavoured extracts that can be used too!
Divide mix into 9 rock buns
Once the ingredients are all mixed together, fork into 9 even-sized buns, leaving space between them (they will grow slightly!)
They don't need to be tidy, I encourage messy rock buns ready to collect the sugar sprinkled over them after cooking!
Oven temperature and time
For the best results, rock buns should be baked in a conventional oven (not fan).
Cook at 190°C / 375°F (if you must use fan - 170°C) for 15-20 minutes. Once cooked they will have got a bit larger tuned a light golden colour.
It is normal for them to be soft to touch when first out of the oven they firm up as they cool.
Keep them on a baking tray until cool enough to handle, then transfer to a wire rack to prevent a soggy bottom!
Sugar rock buns
Now the finishing touch before the buns cool down too much, these chocolate rock buns need a sprinkle of sugar all over the top.
The sugar gets stuck in all the nook and crannies, between cracks of the chocolate chip rock buns.
Storing Rock Buns
They are at their best-served warm! I managed to get a few good photos before the kids jumped in to eat them!
The chocolate chips are nice and evenly spread throughout the rock buns as seen in the images.
Perfect served with a nice cup of tea! Great for a picnic or added to a Great British afternoon tea stand.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Chocolate Chip Rock Buns
- 300 grams Plain Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 80 grams White Sugar + extra to sprinkle on once baked Caster or Granulated can be used
- pinch Salt
- 150 grams Butter
- 200 grams Chocolate Chip We use 100 g White Chocolate Chips + 100 g Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tablespoon Milk
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Preheat Oven to 190°C /170°C fan/ 375°F.Add flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl300 grams Plain Flour, 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder, pinch Salt
- Add sugar and mix dry ingredients together80 grams White Sugar
- Rub butter into the dry mix using fingertips.150 grams Butter
- Until it has a breadcrumb texture
- Add chocolate chips200 grams Chocolate Chip
- Stir through until evenly combined
- In a small bowl whisk milk, egg and vanilla extract together1 Large Egg, 1 tablespoon Milk, ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Add the whisked mixture to the rock bun mix
- Use a fork to stir well together until moist and sticky
- Separate into 9 even-sized buns use prongs on fork to rough up the buns a little.
- Cook in preheated 190°C /170°C fan/ 375°F oven for 15-20 minutes until golden.Remove from oven, allow to cool and firm up.
- Once cool enough to handle, transfer buns to a wire rack.
- Sprinkle with sugar. Eat whilst still warm!80 grams White Sugar
- Or allow to fully cool then store in an airtight container until ready to eat.
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