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Yorkshire Sticky Ginger Parkin with a zesty lemon drizzle

Posted by me on September 25, 2011 at 8:30 AM

This is one of my all time favourites when the weather gets a little colder and the nights start to draw in, serve this on its own with a mug of hot chocolate (fluffy whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground ginger are extra delicious) or warm as a pudding drizzled with a little hot lemon sauce or a glug of golden syrup and a dollop of thick custard, super scrummy!!!

Even better its extremely quick and easy to make which is imperative when your wrist is encased up to the elbow in plaster ;) 


170g self raising flour

3 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon mixed spice

120g porridge oats

250g golden syrup

75g black treacle

75g butter

75g Trex

150g soft dark brown sugar

2 medium eggs, beaten

25ml milk

2 pieces of ginger in syrup, finely chopped (optional)


50g icing sugar, sieved

1 tablespoon good quality lemon curd

a little boiling water (about a teaspoon)

What to do....

Preheat the oven to 140c.

Sieve the flour and all the spices into a bowl then add the porridge oats.

Place the butter, Trex, sugar, golden syrup and black treacle into a small saucepan and melt gently until you have a smooth liquid.

Pour into the flour mixture along with the chopped ginger, beaten eggs and milk.

Stir well until you have a smooth batter then pour into a lined 8" (20cm) square tin or a 9" round.

Bake in a preheated oven for 1-1 1/4 hours (a cocktail stick will come out clean). Leave in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. 

Icing- place the sieved icing sugar and lemon curd into a small bowl and mix well, add a little water a drop at a time to make a thick icing and drizzle over the still warm cake ( I sprinkled my cake with some funky glittery sugar but this is totally optional), leave to cool then cut into 16 squares).

I find this cake even more delicious if you can leave it for 24 hours in an airtight tin, it gets lovely and sticky....

Categories: Just like Grandma used to make, Cutting cakes

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Reply Tracey
10:48 AM on October 2, 2011 
I have just made this and it is so easy and delicious. Thanks Sharon for a brilliant recipe xx