Wednesday 14 November 2007

Fat free parkin recipe (eggless)

Chef Jeenas parkin recipe is not only fat free and egg free, it is rich in iron and B vitamins.

You won't have to worry about putting on the pounds eating some of Chefs fat free Parkin cake.

This delicious cake is moist and has a real treacle flavour, it can be eaten as it is in slices or even spread lightly with a little butter/margarine to be extra indulgent.

There are many different ways of making this traditional cake - this is Chefs fat free Parkin recipe.

Ingredients for parkin cake recipe

3 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Molasses
1 Inch Fresh Ginger
10 Pitted Dates (chopped small)
1 tsp Buckwheat Flour (optional)
1 Tbsp Honey
3 Small Tbsp Sultanas
6 Heaped Tbsp Self Raising Flour
1/2 Tbsp Sweet Spice Mix
1/2 Cup Fat Free Milk or Milk Alternative
1/4 Cup Fat Free Milk or Milk Alternative
2 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Ground Oats

Picture of chopped dates.

How to make fat free parkin cake

In a bowl place 3 Tbsp of brown sugar - grate and add the fresh ginger and molasses - mix well.

Add dates, buckwheat flour (optional), honey, sultanas, self raising flour and sweet mixed spice

. Mix well.

Add 3 Tbsp light brown sugar and ground oats, mix well.

Add 1/2 cup of milk - mix well.

Once mixed add 1/4 cup of milk and mix well again.

Grease and flour a cake tin or use a paper oven case, pour in parkin cake mixture and place into a hot oven at 180C for 30-35 minutes.

Check if the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer through the middle of the cake if it comes out clean it is cooked.

Leave to cool for 10-15 minutes before you take the parkin cake out of the case.

Leave it to cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy Chefs delicious fat free parkin cake recipe.


Peter M said...

It's a cake without the guilt...and dates are great sweeteners.

Anonymous said...

hey Jeena, surprise, thrs no chocolate in it and it still looks nice , brown n delicious. Ginger and molases are a gud combination and they do work for cakes too , i like your recipe looks gud n delicious

Lissie said...

jeena, parkin cake is sooo yummy! it is healthy and delicious too!!!

FH said...

Looks absolutely delicious Jeena!:))

Finla said...

Love them. I want to have them so don't have to think about gaining.
Why don't you send it to AFAM it is dates this month. I will go back and look for the link and post it here in few minutes

Finla said...

Here is the link as i wrote to you in the comment before

Rosie said...

Jeena this cake is fabulous!! I can just taste molasses, ginger and all things nice in this cake as I read your wonderful recipe :)

Great bake and great pics too

Rosie x

Shivapriya said...

Wow.. eggless sure love to try it sometime.. yummy.

Anonymous said...

I love dates! I think this is so yummy!

Mansi said...

This is a lovely recipe Jeena..sure has a lot of good stuff in it...i've never tried anything with Molasses, so maybe this time I'll give it a shot:)

As Happy Cook said..send it to AFAM-Dates!

Indonesia Eats said...

Hi Jeena, looks absolutely yummy

Seena said...

Nice recipe.I have lots of dates packs here. So I was thinking to tryout some recipes with dates. Love this one, thanks for the recipe.

Nails...etcetera with Priscilla ! said...

Hmmmm..easy on the hips. Looks yummy too!

Cakelaw said...

This looks delicious and sounds right up my alley. One to add to the "to try" list.

Sagari said...

jeenaaaa cake looks delecioussssss

Kribha said...

What can I say looks perfect, healthy and delicious. I love dates in anyform and this one is truly gorgeous.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi everyone thankyou all for your lovely comments it means a lot. Jeena :)

Anonymous said...

wow jeena, loved ur blog to bits:) does this cake have the same moist texture as the regular cakes that uses lots of fat ? i have made eggless cake, but when it comes to the moistness in the texture, it always made me sad...

Anonymous said...

what is sweet spice mix? we don't get it here back home. what ingredients go into it?

Anonymous said...


What is "Sweet Spice Mix"

Anonymous said...

what can i use in place of molasses?thanks

Anonymous said...

can we use whole-wheat flour instead of self raising flour and put baking soda in it?