Parkin Recipe

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 Updated 08/01/2016

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A traditional festival cake from the north of England that is eaten during the Easter holidays.


  • 8oz (2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 14oz (3 1/2 cups) oatmeal
  • 8oz (8 tablespoons) black treacle
  • 8oz (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 6oz (6 tablespoons) brown sugar
  • 6 fluid oz milk
  • 2 medium organic eggs
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Sift together the flour, mixed spice, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
  2. Add the oatmeal.
  3. Put the treacle, butter, sugar and milk into a small saucepan and heat very gently until all the ingredients are mixed together and the butter has melted.
  4. Allow this to cool and stir in the flour mixture.
  5. Add the eggs, beating until smooth.
  6. Turn into a well greased tin about 11 x 9 x 2 inches and bake at 180 degrees centigrade (see temperature conversions) for about 50 minutes.
  7. The cake should be firm to the touch.
  8. Remove from tin and cool on a wire rack.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 cake


Easter easter easter! Yum I feed my whole family with it and they loved it they asked who gave it to me and I said the internet came up with easter parkin so I looked it up and they also asked for the recipe BUT I didn't give it to them but told them what to type in and they tried it and now my mums going to make next easter!!!!
#0 - Rebecca - 09/16/2009 - 22:03
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