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Christmas baking recipes

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Crumbly mince pies, iced cakes and festive bread - find all your favourites cakes and bakes here.

Chocolate orange & cranberry red velvet bombe

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This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling
1 hour and 55 minutes
For the keen cook

Chocolate peppermint shooting star cake

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A real festive showstopper, this extra-special bundt cake comes with a chocolate star centre - top with silver-coated Malteasers
1 hour and 20 minutes
For the keen cook

Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

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Nancy Birtwhistle's last-minute Christmas cake is packed with fruit and festive spices, then iced and decorated with three edible reindeer
3 hours and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Panettone

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Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit
1 hour and 10 minutes
For the keen cook

Spiced stollen plait

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This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar
1 hour and 20 minutes
For the keen cook

Christmas crumble friands

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A little like muffin, but with a light, almond middle and a chewy top - full of festive flavours like nuts, cinnamon and cardamom
40 minutes
Easy

Cupcake Christmas tree

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Bake to impress with this stunning edible centrepiece - perfect for a Christmas party buffet, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding
2 hours and 4 minutes
Moderately easy

Suits-all Christmas cake

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Give the classic Christmas fruitcake a makeover with cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and tropical mango for a fruity and fragrant cake
3 hours and 50 minutes
Easy

Classic iced holly cake

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This is the perfect decoration for your Christmas fruitcake if you're unsure of your piping skills - this pretty and easy icing is sure to impress
1 hour
Moderately easy

Let-it-glow Christmas cake

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Try this snowy icing to jazz up a classic Christmas cake, then top with paper doilies and add LED tea lights for an extra special touch
30 minutes
Easy

Glitz & glam bauble fancies

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Easily turn a classic fruitcake into cute personalised gifts or place markers for Christmas lunch with fondant icing and cocktail
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Mincemeat, apple & cranberry lattice tart

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Forget fiddly mince pies, fill puff pastry with juicy mincemeat and fruit and serve this festive dessert in slices - perfect for entertaining
45 minutes
Easy

Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

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This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party
2 hours and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Festive filled brioche centrepiece with baked Camembert

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Great British Bake Off's Kimberley Wilson has created this stunning celebration bread with individually filled buns and a melting cheese middle - made for sharing
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Snowy owl Christmas tree biscuits

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Great British Bake Off 2013 winner Frances Quinn created these edible decorations topped with white and dark chocolate and almond 'feathers'
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

'Panforte' pies

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The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping
45 minutes
Easy

Stollen spirals

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Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both
2 hours and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Leftover veg & orange cake

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A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Reindeer cupcakes

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Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake
45 minutes
Easy

Marzipan Eccles tarts

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This fun spin on the traditional Lancashire fruit cakes uses leftover marzipan to make irresistible individual pies
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Unbelievably easy mince pies

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No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids
1 hour
Easy

Chocolate fruitcake

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If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for
2 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Little Eccles mince pies

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From freezer to oven, these cheeky Eccles mince pies are perfect mid-afternoon with an equally cheeky glass of mulled wine. It is Christmas after all!
1 hour
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

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