Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is taking place on September 28 and it is time to get started. We are definitely making these cute and delicious banana cupcakes. Overripe bananas are brilliant in this recipe – the browner the better. This recipe feeds a crowd. 24 regular size cupcakes!
We used our favourite Matthews Cotswold Flour to make our Banana Cake with Cream Cheese frosting. If you need any more inspiration to get into baking for Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, remember that Matthews Cotswold Flour is giving away 100 bags of Flour to get the locals of Chipping Norton baking this September. Although we used Sponge in this recipe, we have recipe ideas using the whole range of Matthews Cotswold Flours!
We love this recipe for its abundance. It makes 24 cupcakes! Here we dotted the top with walnuts and used them to raise funds for our favourite charity – the QEHB Charity Liver Foundation Appeal. The NHS is a special gift but can only do so much and this charity works to pick up the cost of “extras” for the hospital and patients.
Afternoon Tea Ideas
Banana Cake is an Afternoon Tea Treat. It is very different than the classic Victoria sponge but still light and fruity. Cut into “finger slices” it is just enough of a small treat to go with a cuppa. If you are looking for more afternoon tea ideas, try our Cornmeal Scones with Cinnamon Honey Butter as a Texas Twist on afternoon tea.
Matthews Cotswold Flour
We can’t get enough of Matthews Cotswold Flour. Luckily, we live close to their mill and we pop down every so often. On our last visit, we picked up a bag of sponge flour. This isn’t the same as self-rising flour – it is a heat treated plain flour. Both in Banana Cake and also in our Apple Donuts, we found this flour to give a dense texture which we preferred in these recipes.
This was our first ever entry into the #TwitterBakeAlong. Unfortunately, we submitted late but we still got plenty of likes! If you are watching The Great British Bakeoff, check out #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong where you can play along and win great prizes!
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