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Classic iced holly cake

Christmas Cake recipes

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Easy-to-make festive, fruity cakes.

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

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

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

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

Enchanted forest Christmas cake

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A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing
5 hours and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Christmas wreath cake

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Turn one fruitcake into two with these festive ideas - this one is a decorative holly ring with fondant icing (find the second recipe in 'goes well with')
1 hour and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Mini Christmas cake

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Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing
25 minutes
Easy

Simple snow sparkle cake

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This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
20 minutes
Easy

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

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A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

Make & mature Christmas cake

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Prepare this fruit cake in advance and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist
2 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas cake

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Decorate your cake with classic white icing and marzipan and then top with a playful seasonal motif
1 hour
Moderately easy

Crunchy nut cake decoration

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This easy almond cake topping makes for a beautiful golden decoration suitable for any special occasion fruitcake
20 minutes
Easy

Apricot & almond fruitcake

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This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

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This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly
1 hour and 40 minutes
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

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

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Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Isaac & Scout's Christmas cake

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This delightfully indulgent-looking Christmas cake is so simple that even the children can lend a hand
1 hour
Easy

Classic winter fruitcake

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This festive icing is easy to use, looks amazing and makes a lighter end to a meal. The perfect centrepiece for Christmas tea
20 minutes
Easy

Snow-topped holly cakes

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This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend
2 hours and 30 minutes
Easy

Cranberry pecan & ginger loaf

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Impress your family with Mary Cadogan’s lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas cake
3 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Frosty forest cake

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You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids
4 hours and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Shimmering forest cake

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Get the kids to help create this winter wonderland - just make sure you have enough Smarties to nibble on!
30 minutes
Easy

Snowman friends cake decoration

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Icing and decorating a Christmas cake may take time but this sweet snowy scene will be a hit with kids
2 hours
For the keen cook

Stacked star cake

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Turn a plain cake into a stunning centre piece. You need a steady hand so save the sherry for after the tricky balancing act!
40 minutes
Moderately easy

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