Here at goodtoknow, we love a slice of cake with a cup of coffee, which is why we're excited to be teaming up with Macmillan Cancer Support for its World's Biggest Coffee Morning. If you're planning your own coffee morning or sale (click here for more info), here are 30 cakes and bake recipes for inspiration...
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning recipes including classic bakes, cakes and some newbies too. You’ll want to make them all!
Here at GoodtoKnow, we love a slice of cake with a cup of coffee, which is why we’re we love Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. If you’re planning your own coffee morning or sale, here are 30 cakes and bake recipes for inspiration…
First on the list is this easy peasy pecan and salted caramel cheesecake squares made by celeb Johnny Vegas as a special treat for Macmillan Coffee Morning. These squares are best made in advance as they need plenty of time to set but we know they’ll be a big hit come bake sale time – and will make plenty of cash too!
Browse through to see more of our Macmillan Coffee Morning recipes and ideas…
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You can’t have a coffee morning without a big slice of coffee cake!
Perfect for small gatherings with friends and bigger bake sales alike,
this coffee and walnut cake makes the ultimate coffee cake.
Try this classy elderflower and lemon drizzle cake for an impressive centre piece at your coffee morning or on the cake stall.
Carrot cake is always a popular choice with hungry hoards. Watch this carrot cake, with simple but effective decorations, fly off the plates.
Lemon drizzle cake is always a winner. These tangy lemon and cranberry cake cubes are a nice alternative for
those who aren’t fond of chocolate. Make sure you make a few batches!
Watch these pretty little lemon and vanilla fairy cakes disappear in minutes. They’re really easy to make and you can make a large batch in one go too!
Tray bakes are perfect for coffee morning events if you’re expecting a crowd, and as a bonus these jammy coconut squares are gluten-free and under 300 calories per slice.
We just love these chocolate mocha coconut muffins and we think your friends and family are going to love them too! Sell for 50p-£1 for each muffin and you’ll make some good money for Macmillan.
Pears are in season and work really well in cakes, like this lovely pear and blueberry cake. It’s super-easy to make and is packed full of fruit.
Who can say no to a brownie? Quick and simple to serve up, the chocolate in these peanut butter swirl brownies is brought alive by the saltiness of the nuts. Delicious!
These fancy violet cream cupcakes are a more sophisticated treat to sell at your coffee morning. Serve on vintage plates with little forks to complete the look.
Want to try something a little different? This beetroot chocolate cake will certainly have people talking. Dark and rich, they’ll be surprised by the secret ingredient!
Cookies are another great option to serve with a pot of coffee. There’s
an endless amount of versions you could create to wow your guests, but
we love these white chocolate and pistachio ones.
A classic Victoria sponge cake is guaranteed to go down well and this cherry and vanilla sponge adds an original twist on the family favourite that your guests will love.
How scrumptious does this iced cappucino slice look? Chocolate curls, chocolate chunks, digestive biscuits, coffee essence and double cream – you won’t be able to stop people at one slice!
Make up a few batches of these chocolate chip cookies for those who fancy a biscuit with their cuppa. Ready in just 30 mins.
Why not serve up a batch of muffins at your coffee morning? You could go
for a sweet or savoury filling, but we think these seasonal blueberry muffins will go down a storm.
Continuing with the coffee theme, these mocha cupcakes by AWT will leave people begging for the recipe – they’re a real mid-morning treat.
Made with white chocolate, these white chocolate and raspberry blondies are an airier alternative to brownies.
These classy white chocolate and blackberry cupcakes by goodtoknow’s cupcake queen Victoria Threader would look good on any bake sale table.
Wow, look at the pretty pattern on this upside-down chocolate pear cake. It looks too pretty to cut up, but your guests will soon be demanding that you do.
Making a change from slices of carrot cake, these carrot cake muffins will melt-in-the-mouth thanks to their honey spread and cream cheese topping.
How impressive do these polka dot fancies look? They always remind us of childhood parties, but have a go at making these cute homemade ones in any colour you wish to bring added wow factor to your spread.
Apples are another great seasonal fruit to incorporate into some of your bakes. This apple crumble tray bake combines a soft sponge, sweet cinnamon infused apples and a crumbly topping together to make one delicious treat.
These cinnamon whirls are yeasty buns made using a pizza-base mix for speed and ease, with a buttery cinnamon flavoured filling. Perfect with a steaming mug of coffee.
Gluten-free diets can be tricky to cater for without the right recipes.These fab coconut cookies are the perfect solution for your gluten-free guests – they can dunk them into their coffee!
How about making some flapjack fingers? A great source of slow-release energy, you’ll be surprised how many people pick them over cakes!
A fat slice of banana bread is the perfect side to a rich coffee. Simple yet timeless, you can make this recipe in advance and slice on the day.
Oh we do love a Millionaire’s shortbread especially when it’s this easy to make. Follow our recipe for perfect squares every time.