Parkin Cake


  • 200g Butter
  • 1 large Egg
  • 4 tbs Milk
  • 200g Golden Syrup
  • 85g Black Treacle
  • 85g Brown Sugar
  • 100g Oatmeal
  • 250g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 tbs Ground Ginger


Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease a deep 22cm/9in square cake tin and line with baking parchment. Beat the egg and milk together with a fork.

Gently melt the syrup, treacle, sugar and butter together in a large pan until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Mix together the oatmeal, flour and ginger and stir into the syrup mixture, followed by the egg and milk.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 mins - 1 hr until the cake feels firm and a little crusty on top. Cool in the tin then wrap in more parchment and foil and keep for 3-5 days before eating if you can – it’ll become softer and stickier the longer you leave it, up to 2 weeks.