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Cake recipe ideas for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

By TheStudentGuide
Cake recipe ideas for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Next Friday, on the 28th of September, Macmillan will be hosting their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

This doesn’t mean that everyone is piling into the largest village hall to hand—Macmillan just want you to throw your own coffee morning, at home or in your halls, and raise a few pounds to support those affected by cancer whilst you’re at it.

Eating cake is great, but eating cake in support of charity is greater. Sign up to host a Macmillan coffee morning and then have a go at these three tasty recipes.

Banana Loaf


  • 280g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g mashed bananas (the riper the better)
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • 140g melted butter


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 3/170 degrees C
  • Grease a 2lb loaf tin and dust it with flour
  • Mix the sugar and eggs, then fold in the mashed banana
  • Sift together the flour, bicarb, baking powder and spices then fold in to the sugar, eggs and banana
  • Mix in the melted butter and pour into your loaf tin
  • Bake for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean when you poke the centre of the cake

Chocolate Brownies


  • 100g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1tsp instant coffee dissolved in a tbsp of hot water
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 30g cocoa
  • 100g shortbread (cut into small chunks)
  • 100g white chocolate


  • Preheat oven to gm4/180 degrees celcius
  • Grease and line a 22cm square tin
  • Melt the butter and sugar in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Don’t let the bowl touch the water or it will overheat it
  • Beat together the eggs, sugar and (cooled) coffee until you have a fluffy mixture
  • Combine the egg mixture with the melted ingredients, but only when they have cooled slightly—nobody likes semi-scrambled eggs in their brownie
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and cocoa then fold into the mixture
  • Mix in the shortbread chunks and chopped white chocolate
  • Pour into the lined tin and bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is set and the cake feels firm but still a bit gooey.

! You can add marshmallows, chopped Mars bar, nuts, cherries or whatever else you fancy at the same stage as/instead of the shortbread and chocolate!

Strawberry Doughnut Cupcakes


  • 250g butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 120ml milk
  • 12 tsps strawberry jam
  • To decorate:
  • 3tbsp melted butter
  • 3tbsp granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180 degree celcius
  • Line a cupcake tin with 12 cases
  • Cream together the butter and sugar
  • Whisk the eggs and milk, then add gradually
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder to make a smooth batter
  • Fill each case two-thirds full with mixture, then make a dip in the middle. Fill the dip with jam and put a small teaspoon of mixture on top so that the jam is enclosed
  • Bake for 25mins
  • Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar

! Chocolate spread makes a delicious alternative to jam!

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