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Parkin is the easiest cake ever…..even if you don’t think you can make cake, you can make this.  It’s traditionally served around Bonfire night, it keeps well and moistens up after a few days becoming more sticky and yummy.  Not that it ever lasts that long in our house.

Parkin is a traditional Yorkshire recipe commonly known as Yorkshire Parkin

Ingredients: for 18cm cake

100g self raising flour
100g fine or medium oatmeal
100g soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
100g black treacle
50g butter
75ml milk
1 egg, beaten

  1. Preheat the oven onto 170oc/Gas 3 and put a shelf onto the centre runner. (AGA Roasting oven – shelf on oven floor)
  2. Grease and line the cake tin. Mix the dry ingredients together.
  3. Gently warm the treacle, butter and milk until the butter melts, add to the dry ingredients along with the egg and beat well
  4. Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45-50 in the centre of the oven (AGA roasting oven for 20-25 minutes with plain cold shelf above).
  5. Eat warm.