Cake Rusks

Servings : Makes 2-3 dozen

A wonderful biscotti made out of strips of cake that are baked until golden and crispy! These taste oh-soooo-delicious with tea or coffee. Dunking goodness, YUM!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120gm)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature (113gm)
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup finely grinded or caster sugar (150gm)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • a few drops of yellow color


Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt, then set it aside.

Beat the butter/margarine with the caster sugar until fluffy and pale in color. Add the color and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then add in the flour, mixing only until just combined. Finally fold in the vanilla essence.

Pour the batter (it will be a thick batter) into a greased and lined 7×11 pan. (You can use any pan you like, but I chose to use a big pan so as to get a thin layer cake, that way the strips are nice and evenly baked).

Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Turn the cake out and let it cool. Then, using a sharp knife, cut it down the middle, then into thin strips.

Place the strips on a baking sheet, and put the sheet back into the oven. Bake at 150 C for 15 minutes. Turn them over and bake the other side for another 15 minutes. If they need more time in the oven, turn down the heat a little bit and let them bake for slightly longer until they are golden brown and crisp on all sides.

Remove on to a wire-rack and let them cool. Store in an airtight container.

If they still don’t feel as crispy as you would want, AFTER they have cooled completely, turn the oven on and let it heat to 180 C. Then turn it off and put the rusks on a baking sheet and put it back into the oven. Close the oven door and let them stay in there for about half an hour with the oven off.

Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Salam fouzia h r u. I make cake rusk today and still thy r inn hot and off ovren .but they r not chang the size I used meanz phooly nahi. And still they r cake not rusk I do all ur tips but not crispy. The tast r v good same like bakrey shop. So pleaz upload the step by step picture. Its reall easy for us .

  • Salaams dear,you said you cut down the cake in the middle…I didn’t get that point clearly…pls may u explain…jazakALLAH.May ALLAH bless u ameen for enlightening us.

  • AOA fauzia baji I have An
    AOA fauzia baji I have An electric oven so plz tell me how much temperature I set during bake the cake rusk u mention two temperature one is 180 •c and second is 150 •c plz inform me Bcoz my oven full temperature is 500 I want to try this recipe I never try the cake or cake rusk thnx Allah apko jaza dey Ameen

  • AOA baji me sure ni hn k kon
    AOA baji me sure ni hn k kon sa oven ha but I think it’s ferenheight pta ni yahan America me electric oven Jo hn kon se hn Pakistan me to centigrade tha kindly ap guide kr den mery pass booklet b ni ha yahan appartmnt me lga hoa tha oven bs andazay se hi use krti hn kbi sahi temp ni pta plz ap zror btaye ga shukria

    • dear Namal AOA,
      dear Namal AOA,
      In north america oven temperatures are not as same as in back home Asia. so please convert all the temperatures for baking. 180 means you have to put 350 or 355 whereas 200 means you have to use 390 to 400 for baking. 500 is the temperture you will use to brown things especially if you use the top grill. i hope this helps you and nothing stops you from baking Fauzia’s incredible dishes. Fauzia You are great, you taught me baking, May Allah bless you with happiness always.

  • Assalamo Alaikum sis Thnx a
    Assalamo Alaikum sis Thnx a ot for ur all rcp’s hv tried several times.
    Sis whenever i m trying to login to my fkf account i m always unable several times i tried to change my password but always unable. Donno whts wrong . Will u Please check whts d problem is?
    Now also i m posting this comment coz i requested for a new password in ma email but as usual unable to change it.

  • Assalam tried this recipe
    Assalam tried this recipe yesterday. But it did not get cooked in 15 mins. Had to bske it for around an additional 40 mins. I put it in an aluminium recipient which i normally used for baking cakes. I am surprised how the cake did not turn out well. I had all fresh ingredients in the cake even the baking powder was just bought. Grateful if you can think abt wat went wrong.


  • I pre-heated the oven at 180C
    I pre-heated the oven at 180C for 15 mins. The recipient I used is a thick aluminium one in which tice can be cooked. I do not have the exact measurements but is quite thick and i normaly use it to bake other cakes. There was also enough space (nearly 1/2 of the space of recipient in terms of length)when the batter was dropped in that recipient.

    Can u tell me the perfect size of cake pan which I can use.


  • Hi..I tried this recipee but
    Hi..I tried this recipee but it didn’t came out biscotti as it is ..
    It came out very soft even baked it extra ..
    Please advice me what went wrong so next time
    I b careful

  • Salaams Fauzia
    Salaams Fauzia
    Made the cake rusk using your step by step method and they turned out so very nice. Although baked for 5 minutes more to get the required crispness. My husband loves cake rusk and we always buy it from the local super market, but he loved the one which I baked. Thank you so much for making my life easy . Believe me your recipes turns out so well , if followed exactly , and gives me so much confidence. Thanks

  • Assalamu alaikum fauzia sis..
    Assalamu alaikum fauzia sis…. I tried ur many recipes n they turned out perfect! Ur gr8 sis n May Allah bless u to make many recipes n upload for us… Aameen… Sis I hv a question I hv a leftover brownies, then could u tell me hw to re-use it… Can I make it like cake rusk? Jazakallahu khair

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