I am in the middle of a baking-fest this weekend - next weekend, a friend is running a charity coffee morning, and I volunteered to bake for it. Parkin is a great cake to make well ahead - if it can sit for a good few days, well-wrapped, it becomes sticky and moist. It is dead easy to make as well. Here is the recipe I used, from the BBC website.
Other goodies for the coffee morning include - Scones (see next entry), Meredith's Zucchini Cake and the Simple Carrot and Raisin Cake, both of which are in the blog, and a Chocolate and Nut Brownie, which will be made later in the week, so I'll blog that when done. Phew!