We've put together a collection of our favourite crowd-pleasing bakes, so you can host a coffee morning with minimal stress and maximum cake.
It's a well known fact that fundraising and sweet things go hand in hand. So if you're thinking of raising some money for a good cause, why not do it while enjoying a slice of your favourite lemon drizzle? Here's all the inspiration you need for a money-spinning, mouth-watering coffee morning...
A traybake is the easiest way to feed lots of hungry cake enthusiasts. They're fuss free and versatile, you can use whatever flavours you like, slicing into delicious squares for easy portioning. We love this traditional lemon drizzle slice with fancy feathered icing, but we also can't get enough of the indulgent grown-up flavour of our coconut chai traybake.
If you're looking to blow your friends away, go for a showstopping celebration cake that no one could possibly resist. John Whaite's chocolate chiffon cake with salted caramel butter cream might take a little more effort, but you'll be the 'hostess with the mostest' without a doubt. If you want to keep your surprises on the inside, why not try our peek-a-boo Battenberg cake for a stunning reveal come cake cutting.
Cookies and biscuits
Cookies and biscuits always go down well, and who could say no to squidgy caramel sandwiches? Our easy alfajores recipe uses buttery shortbread-style biscuits and delicious dulce de leche. Or, go for a cookie classic with these American chocolate chunk & pecan treats.
These bite-sized bakes are simple to make and look good enough to buy a whole tray! We're very partial to these strawberry & polenta cupcakes with pretty pink icing. Try these autumnal pumpkin passion cupcakes for a subtly spiced sponge.
Easy to bake, decorate, transport, portion and always delicious, loaf cakes are where it's at. Fancy something light and zesty? Try our lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake, with pretty edible flowers. If you've got a sweet tooth, this chocolate & sesame loaf cake has a subtle nutty flavour that goes perfectly with rich chocolate.
What are your go-to cakes and bakes that are always a coffee morning hit? Let us know in the comments below...