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Space Rock Cakes Recipe to Cook with Kids

One of our favourite themes to do with kids of all ages is out of this world.

This easy recipe to cook with toddlers and older kids is a great space-themed activity to do kids of all ages.

Adapted from our classic rock bun recipe. These space rock cakes are one of the first recipes we cooked with our 2-year-old.

They are so easy to make and taste delicious.

So here you go our out of this world Space Rock Bun Recipe for Kids!

This recipe has been tried and tested a number of times by our readers and followers. It’s one of the favourites that people come back and cook time and time again.

If you are just getting started cooking with your toddlers then read our top tips to make things a little easier.

For more space themed snacks why not make some Moon Rocks as well.

Space Rock Buns Recipe for Cooking with Kids

Ingredients for Space Rock Cakes

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Makes 6 large rock cakes or 12 smaller

You will find all the measurements on the printable recipe card below.

unsalted butter at room temperature – you can use margarine but the butter produces a richer flavour
plain flour (all purpose flour)
baking powder
brown sugar
raisinsor cherries any dried fruit will work really.
egg beaten
Edible Glitter (our space dust)

picture of the rock buns with glitter on baked with the kids

How to make Space Rock Cakes with Toddlers and Older Kids

toddler and mum mixing rock cakes up in a bowl.

To make the cooking of these run smoother with toddlers and younger preschoolers I like to weigh out and measure the ingredients first.

With older kids, I ask them to help measure and weigh out the ingredients with me or independently depending on their age.

To prevent the buns for sticking we use a silicon-coated baking paper but parchment or greaseproof paper would work just as well.

When mixing the butter and flour – you want to create a crumb consistency.

toddler mixing rock buns

Children always love the next bit break the egg and whisk the milk and egg together to add to the mixture.

child cracking an egg

You will be surprised at how even young children will soon become good at cracking eggs with practice. Just expect the first few attempts to fish out the shell.

toddler mixing up rock cakes with his hands.

The rock buns will expand as they cook so place them with space around.

We made 6 large rock cakes and 12 small cakes by doubling the recipe.

Once they were cooked remove and let cool before sprinkling with some edible glitter to turn them into sparkly space rock cakes

A space themed cooking activity making space rock cakes. These are easy to make with your toddler and preschoolers and taste great.
rock cakes

Space Rock Cakes for Kids to Make

Cerys Parker
Simple recipe for toddlers and older kids to make these Space Rock Cakes taste delicious and capture the imagination of those little ones letting them believe they are from a far away galaxy.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine British
Servings 6 Large Rock Cakes
Calories 364 kcal


  • 100 g Butter unsalted
  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 75 g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 125 g Raisins or other dried fruit
  • 1 medium Egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk Add gradually
  • Edible Glitter
  • Gold and Silver Food Dust


  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Add the flour and baking powder to the margarine
  • Crumb the mixture with fingertips
  • Add in the brown sugar and raisins and mix
  • Beat the egg and pour onto the mixture
  • Mix together and add a little milk until you have a consistency similar to cookie dough
  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper
  • Divide the mix into 6 large or 12 small cakes and space out on the baking tray
  • Cook for 12 – 20 minutes until golden brown
  • Leave to cool
  • Sprinkle with Edible Glitter and Gold and Silver Dust
  • ENJOY!


Serving: 6cakesCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 283mgPotassium: 241mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 456IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cooking with Kids, Preschool Recipes, Toddler Recipes
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Space rock cakes to cook with kids

One Comment

  1. these look like so much fun to make..and easy too. my youngest is learning about space at school too!

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