Charity Coffee Morning

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Charity Coffee Morning

I am having a charity coffee morning and am going to bake a selection of cakes but am struggling to decide what to make.

What is your favourite cake or recipe?

Am definitely going to make Delia's scones but any recommendations would be fab.

Thank you



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Shortbread always goes down well and can be made well in advance.
I'm making Delia's spiced apple muffins today, which maybe another good idea and they can be frozen.
I'm sure others will give lots of other ideas.

sam from worthing

coffee morning cakes

Coffee and Walnut cake.

Lemon Drizzle.


Light Fruit cake.


Delia's children's cake

Amanda this is a great recipe for a large sheet cake and definitely not just for children, which was on this site but now seems to have been removed. I cut and pasted this so all you are missing is the picture but if you have Delia's book of cakes it is in there. I love it because you can adapt it to what flavour you want, ie coffee, chocolate, mocha, lemon, etc.
Children's Cake - Unlive by Lindsey
I've called this one Children's Cake because it's made in a large tin and then iced and cut into squares, and it does seem to go a long way in the school holidays etc. Also, you can use different toppings on different sections of the cake, for a party.

Makes 8-10 squares

This recipe is taken from Delia Smith's Book of Cakes.

12 oz (350 g) plain flour
6 oz (175 g) caster sugar
6 oz (175 g) unsalted butter
3 level teaspoons cream of tartar
1&"189; level teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
189; fl oz (110 ml) milk
3 large eggs
For the topping:
7 oz (200 g) icing sugar
juice of a medium lemon
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 3, 325°F (170°C).
You will also need a square baking tin 10 x 10 inches (25.5 x 25.5 cm), greased and lined with greaseproof paper or baking parchment (make sure that the edge of the paper is level with the top of the tin), and some cake decorations to sprinkle over.

First, combine the flour, sugar, cream of tartar and bicarbonate of soda in a large mixing bowl. Now gently melt the butter in a small saucepan. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly. Pour the melted butter into the beaten eggs, then pour this mixture on to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend thoroughly. Lastly, add the milk, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake on the centre shelf for about 35 minutes, or until the centre feels springy.

Let the cake cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then turn it out on to a wire cooling rack. When absolutely cool, pour the icing on, which you make by sifting the icing sugar into a bowl and mixing with the lemon juice. It should have the consistency of thin cream. Spread all over the top of the cake then sprinkle with cake decorations. Serve cut into small squares.

Photograph: Myles New.

queen jean


how much bi carb and is it 110 ml milk
cant understand the measures esp the bicarb thanks will get grandaughter on this one



I think it is 1 and a half level teaspoons of bicarbonate and 4 and a half fl oz or 110ml. That's what happens when you try and do halves! : )


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QJ & Maggie, sorry didn't proof-read in my haste cutting and pasteing! You are correct though Maggie it should read half. Luckily I had copied the recipe from this site some years back though of course it is in Delia's book of cakes.


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My favourites...

Coffee & Walnut
Carrot Cake


Thanks All

I baked Delia's Coffee and Walnut and Lemon and Poppy Seed cakes and took to work today and they went down a storm!

Next on my list is Carrot cake and Teabread :-)

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