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Rock Cakes
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A small individual cake with firm texture and rough, rock-like appearance containing dried fruit. Popular Australian snack.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (9 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 cup spelt flour [or kamut flour]
  • 1 cup barley flour (or flour to your type)
  • 2 level teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]
  • 90 grams reduced fat butter or margarine, cut into pieces [or 3 ounces of ghee]
  • 1/2 cup caster (superfine) sugar [or 1/4 cup agave nectar or BTD compliant sweetener]
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit to your type (I use apricots, pineapple and currants), chopped up small
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped nuts to your type (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup low fat soy milk [or any BTD compliant milk]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 deg.C (400 deg.F).
  2. Grease 2 oven trays.
  3. Sift flours, baking soda, and baking powder together into a large bowl.
  4. Add pieces of butter/margarine, and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Mix in sugar, fruit, nuts, and ginger.
  6. Whisk egg white into soy milk and add to dry ingredients.
  7. Mix to a stiff dough (after initial stirring, I use my hands to mix.)
  8. Pile mixture in portions of approximately 3 level Tablespoons (2 if using Australian tablespoon), on prepared oven trays.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Before serving, rock cakes can be split and buttered if desired.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ginger1 B B N B B B B B
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black)1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Rice Milk3 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk3 B N N A A N N A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apricot/Apricot Juice1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N A
Currants (Black/Red)- N N N N N B N N
Pineapple1 ,3 B B B B B B N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Peanut/Peanut Butter1 B B B N A A A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Barley3 ,4 N N N N N N A A
Soy Flour/Bread3 ,4 B N B A N A N A
Kamut3 ,4 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 11:29 PM By: Drea