Sparkly bauble cake

Christmas Cake recipes

43 Recipes

Easy-to-make festive, fruity cakes.

Buttered rum Christmas cake

5

(4 ratings)

Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Sparkly bauble cake

0

(0 ratings)

This bright and kitsch design is a modern way to decorate a traditional Christmas fruit cake for a showstopping centrepiece
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Sparkling snowfetti cake

0

(0 ratings)

Bring a little magic to your Christmas cake with a simple snow globe and colourful sprinkles - kids will love helping to decorate!
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Midwinter candle cake

5

(1 rating)

Cover just the top of your Christmas cake with icing, then use cinnamon sticks, ribbon and tea lights for an easy yet attractive decorative finish
  • 4 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Classic iced holly cake

3.75

(1 rating)

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
  • More effort

Suits-all Christmas cake

5

(3 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Let-it-glow Christmas cake

0

(0 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Glitz & glam bauble fancies

0

(0 ratings)

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

Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

5

(2 ratings)

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 mins
  • More effort

Enchanted forest Christmas cake

5

(1 rating)

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 mins
  • More effort

Christmas wreath cake

0

(0 ratings)

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 mins
  • A challenge

Mini Christmas cake

0

(0 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Simple snow sparkle cake

3.75

(1 rating)

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

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

4.25

(3 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Make & mature Christmas cake

4.79878

(41 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Crunchy nut cake decoration

5

(1 rating)

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

Apricot & almond fruitcake

4.8

(5 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

4

(1 rating)

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

Chocolate fruitcake

4.6

(20 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

0

(0 ratings)

Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Classic winter fruitcake

5

(5 ratings)

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

Snow-topped holly cakes

4.866665

(15 ratings)

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

Cranberry pecan & ginger loaf

5

(2 ratings)

Impress your family with Mary Cadogan’s lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas cake
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

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