Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 45 mins

Traditionally from the North of England, this delightful cake tastes quite different than most other traditional British dessert cakes that you might have tried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak oats in milk for ½ hour.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, ground ginger, and sugar.
  3. Melt butter/margarine and add molasses and honey mixture.
  4. Combine wet ingredients and add to dry.
  5. Pour into a 9" x 11" pan.
  6. Bake at 325F for 45 minutes or until it starts to come away from the sides of the pan.


Most Helpful

This is the best parkin i have ever made and believe me have made a lot but never one as moist and tasty as this one. I followed your recipe to the word will be making this often thanks for sharing mille

oopsidaisy November 23, 2004

I did not leave stars as I haven't made it yet! I have been looking for a Parkin recipe for AGES....this sounds close to what I ate, I've got 4 cans of Treacle to use up, I'll repost when I make this soon!!!! Thanks in advance for this!!

Chef Samantha Pelch August 26, 2009

This is usually eaten as a 'tea bread' to have with a lovely hot drink or afternoon tea rather than a dessert...

bignightout October 20, 2008

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