Gluten Free Cinnamon date rock cakes

As explained previously, HBTW has to have a gluten-free diet, so we have been trying to experiment with baking. Shop-bought Gluten Free cakes and buns are not a great success.

Today’s Birthday Month Treat was to try and devise a recipe for a kind of cinnamon and date rock bun. And in the end they turned out very well.


  • 300gm Dove Self Raising gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 100gm brown/demerera sugar
  • 40gm chopped dried dates
  • 40gm mixed peel or sultanas
  • 2 eggs
  • Milk to mix

Mix all the dried ingredients, add in egg and milk and use on folding setting on beater or stir well with spatula until mixture reaches dropping consistency.

Bake in around 20 small cake cases at 200C for 20 to 25 minutes.
Delicious! And good enough for Shrove Tuesday – even though they are not pancakes.

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5 Responses to Gluten Free Cinnamon date rock cakes

  1. Now that’s what I call a real Shrove Tuesday treat. All you need are purple and gold tassels. I wish I could get inspired to bake something. I like to eat homemade goodies. Dianne

  2. Well done Freda. They sound very inviting even though I’m not really a cake eater.
    Don’t know where you get the energy. I’m afraid I no longer bake.
    Enjoy the fruits of your labours, you deserve them.

  3. LC says:

    They look and sound delicious! I really enjoy your updates on your birthday month treats.

  4. Marcia Mayo says:

    They look great. Could you mail some to Atlanta, GA. USA?

  5. cloudia says:

    And Spring returns!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral



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