10 Macmillan Coffee Morning Recipes

At Millers we love cake and coffee and are excited to be hosting our very own coffee morning as part of Macmillan Cancer Supports World’s Biggest Coffee Morning campaign.  So as the Montrose team prepare for their own ‘bake off’, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Macmillan Coffee Morning recipes.

We hope the team take our very big hint and create some of these delicious recipes for us on the 28th September.  But whether it’s a classic victoria sponge, cupcakes or a biscuit that is your own favourite, you can now find the perfect recipe to bake at home too.

10 Macmillan Coffee Morning Recipes

#1  Mary Berry Lemon Drizzle Traybake


Traybakes are perfect for coffee mornings and it’s only right that we’d feature this classic from the Queen of Cakes.

Estimated time – 50 minutes

Difficulty – Easy

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#2 Graeme’s Golden Sultana Biscuits

Our Graeme’s favourites! They are quick to make, taste amazing and make your home smell divine!

Estimated time: 22 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients :  

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Over low heat melt butter, along with sugar, golden syrup, milk, baking soda and sultanas
  2. Remove from heat and stir in flour and vanilla essence
  3. Use hands and roll into approximately 15 balls
  4. Place on a greased oven tray and flatten using hand or spatula ( I find about ½ cm thick is ideal)
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180℃ for approx 12 minutes until golden brown.

#3 Classic Victoria Sponge


It wouldn’t be a coffee and cake morning without the classic victoria sponge.  A firm family favourite, perfect that sponge and it could be a ‘bake-off’ winner!

Estimated time – 30-40 minutes

Difficulty – Easy

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#4 Shona’s Chocolate Brownies


Squidgy and super moreish, I’d recommend baking two batches as these will go quick (or you can keep a batch at home for the family who won’t be able to resist).

Estimated time: 1 hour.

Difficulty : Easy


  • 275g unsalted butter (slightly softened)
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 75g dark brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 100g dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 160℃ and line baking tin with baking paper (30cm x 23cm)
  2. Combine butter and sugars then add the eggs.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder and self raising flour and finish by stirring in the chocolate chips. The mixture will be very thick.
  4. Spoon it into the baking dish, smooth it out and bake for 40-45 minutes. The cake should be set and a skewer should come out clean but you also don’t want to over bake because otherwise the brownies won’t be squidgy.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin (If appropriately squidgy it will collapse a little) before cutting into 24 squares and serving

#5 Best Vegan Chocolate Cake


Rich and fluffy but quick and easy to make, your guests will be surprised to learn this is a vegan recipe.

Estimated time – 50 minutes

Difficulty – Medium

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#6 Rainbow Cake


If you are looking to make a statement and show off your layering skills, this is the recipe for you.    Fun and colourful, this popular cake is topped with a delicious cream frosting too!

Estimated time – 2 hours

Difficulty – Medium

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#7 Italian-style Bakewell Tart


Jamie knows a thing or too when it comes to baking and this recipe makes the most of plums which are currently in season.

With a limoncello icing, make sure you grab a slice before they go quick!

Estimated time – 1 hour plus cooling time

Difficulty – Not too tricky

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#8 French Squares/Jammy Dodgers


Will your Jammy Dodgers be worthy of a Paul Hollywood handshake? We hope so!

This step by step recipe will ensure that you can recreate one of the nation’s favourite biscuits in under 40 minutes.

Estimated time – 35 minutes

Difficulty – Medium

You can find the full recipe HERE.

#9 Candice Brown’s Seriously Simple Chocolate and Banana Loaf


Winner of the Great British Bake Off regularly appears on TV and shares her favourite recipe including this quick and simple chocolate and banana loaf.

Estimated time – 1 hour

Difficulty – Easy

You can find the full recipe HERE or follow via the video below



A coffee morning with coffee and walnut layer cake? And made using a Nigella recipe? Yes please!

Estimated time – 55 mins

Difficulty – Medium

You can find the full recipe HERE.

Over To You

Are you hosting your own MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 28th September? Will you be using a favourite recipe?

If you’d like to join us at our Macmillan coffee morning on the 28th September in our Montrose showroom, we’d love to see you there!  You’ll find all the information in our Facebook event HERE.