Sticky Parkin

Sticky Parkin

I’ve been wanting to make this for so long and so it was really exciting making it today! Parkin is a traditional Yorkshire cake eaten around bonfire night and I can totally see why. It’s warming, tasty, super easy to share around and quick to make!


Makes 16 pieces

Time: 1 hour


  • 220g butter
  • 250g golden syrup
  • 110g dark brown sugar
  • 210g self raising flour
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 9×9-inch square cake tin with butter and baking paper.
  2. Put the butter, golden syrup and sugar into a large pan and place over a medium heat. Stir every now and then until melted.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, oatmeal, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and baking powder.
  4. Slowly pour the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined.
  5. Whisk in the eggs until the mixture is even. Then pour the mixture into the lined tin.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden brown and springy to the touch.
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. Cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!

Thanks for reading!

Emma x

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