Dwarven rock cake

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Dwarven rock cake
Dwarven rock cake (hot).png
Released15 March 2006 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemRecipe for Disaster
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableNo
StackableNo
EdibleYes
OptionsEat, Guzzle
DestroyDrop
ExamineRed hot and glowing, ouch! Only for dwarf consumption.
Values
Value1 coin
High alchNot alchemisable
Low alchNot alchemisable
Weight0.453 kg
Advanced data
Item ID7509
Dwarven rock cake (hot) detail.png
Dwarven rock cake (cool) detail.png

A dwarven rock cake is a quest item used in the Freeing the Mountain Dwarf subquest of Recipe for Disaster to free Rohak's son from the Culinaromancer. It is only made by Rohak after he is given 4 Asgoldian ales followed by the ingredients: an egg, a bowl of water, a pot of flour, and a bucket of milk.

There are two variants of the cake, the first is made by Rohak, which is hot. Attempting to pick up the hot rock cake without wearing gloves or using Telekinetic Grab will deal 1 damage, or 0 if the player has only 1 Hitpoint remaining, and the cake will drop to the floor. It can be cooled by any of the following methods:

Prior to completing the subquest, extra ingredients are required for additional dwarven rock cakes. After completing the subquest, they can be purchased from Rohak for 100 coins each; the cake will serve its function as a self-damaging item without having to be cooled, but gloves or Telekinetic Grab are still required to pick up the cake.

Hitpoint depletion[edit | edit source]

Eating depletes 1 hitpoint when above 2 hitpoints. If at or below 2 HP, it will do nothing.

Guzzling depletes 10% of current hitpoints, rounded down, plus one. This will deplete 1 HP if currently at 2 HP, allowing to completely deplete to 1 HP. When at 1 HP, guzzling will still hit the player, but for 0 damage.

Neither eating nor guzzling are able to kill the player, nor do they destroy the rock cake, meaning only one extra cake is required for use outside of Freeing the Mountain Dwarf.

Because of the small hitpoint depletion, the rock cake can be seen widely used by people using the Dharok's armour effect. Some players use this as a method of keeping their hitpoints minimal while training at monkey guards.

The dwarven rock cake is also used in Nightmare Zone alongside absorption potions, as having only 1 Hitpoint left will maximise the potions' efficiency. Enemies cannot deal damage to a player higher than their current Hitpoints, and thus strategic use of the rock cake and overload potions will reduce incoming hits to deal only 1 damage, thus removing only 1 damage from the absorption. This method synergizes extremely well with Dharoking, but can be used to great efficiency with any gear setup and any combat style.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
1 May 2014
(update)

The "Guzzle" option was added.

9 May 2013
(update | poll)

Rohak will now sell you another rock cake after completing his section of Recipe for Disaster.

22 February 2013
(update)

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Interacting with the hot rock cake results in different messages after receiving: "Ow! Ow! That's hot!"
    • Picking up without ice gloves equipped: "You burn your hands on the hot rock cake and then drop it."
    • Eating hot rock cakes: "You burn your mouth and hands on the hot rock cake"
  • Eating a cooled rock cake results in the message: "Ow! I nearly broke a tooth!".
  • If a player makes two rock cakes during the quest and places a hot rock cake in their bank after saving the dwarf, the cake will automatically cool.
  • Rock cakes used to be able to rapidly lower a player's hitpoints or even possibly kill them, but this was changed in an update.