A brilliant bake for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is on Friday and is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event.

Last year alone they raised £29.5 million and this year they are aiming to raise even more.

Hosting a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa and a slice of something delicious for a great cause.

One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. The Macmillan goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. They provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care.

Find out how you can take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

I’m supporting our local school’s coffee morning with this scrumptious cake and I’ll no doubt come home with a few purchases too. Calories don’t count when they’re for charity!



Chocolate Layer Cake from Dairy Diary


Chocolate Layer Cake

  • Servings: 8 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Calories 629 per portion
Fat 48g (29g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians


  • Self-raising flour 110g (4oz)
  • Cocoa powder 2 tbsp
  • Butter 110g (4oz)
  • Caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Golden syrup 25g (1oz)
  • Vanilla extract ½ tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Milk 4 tsp
  • Double cream 200ml (7fl oz)
  • Chocolate curls to decorate (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°fan/Gas 4. Grease and line two 18cm (7in) sandwich tins.
  2. In a bowl sift flour twice with cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate bowl cream together butter, caster sugar, syrup and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding 1 tablespoon flour with each one.
  4. Gently fold in milk and remaining flour with cocoa.
  5. Spoon cake mixture into prepared tins and smooth the tops. Bake for 20 minutes or until the surface springs back when touched gently.
  6. Turn out onto a wire rack, remove baking paper and leave to cool completely.
  7. Carefully cut cake in half horizontally. Whip cream until soft peaks form and use half to sandwich cakes together. Spread remaining cream on top and sprinkle with chocolate curls, if using.





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