Golden amaretti Christmas cake

Christmas Cake recipes

43 Recipes

Easy-to-make festive, fruity cakes.

5

(2 ratings)

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

4.5

(2 ratings)

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 mins
  • More effort

4.666665

(3 ratings)

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

5

(2 ratings)

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 mins
  • More effort

4.5

(2 ratings)

For a stunning Christmas centrepiece, this cake is perfect. Get the kids to help out making the stars and celebrate in style
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

4.75

(4 ratings)

A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

4.923075

(26 ratings)

This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

4.63158

(19 ratings)

Packed with almonds, both ground and whole, and fed with raisiny PX sherry, this is intensely fruity - but not overly rich
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

4.57143

(21 ratings)

Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too
  • 3 hours
  • Easy

3.833335

(6 ratings)

Have fun with the kids over the Christmas holidays making and decorating these easy cakes
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

4.73077

(26 ratings)

A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

4.8

(5 ratings)

An 'intergalactically special' Christmas cake enriched with the honey-vanilla-whisky flavours of bourbon - it'll improve with keeping so bake it early
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

4.903845

(156 ratings)

An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

4.25

(4 ratings)

Leave the tinsel and bling for the Christmas tree and keep it simple with this tasteful finishing touch to your homemade cake
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

4.5

(8 ratings)

It's worth having a go at making your own marzipan to cover your Christmas cake - and you can experiment with adding different flavours
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

4.545455

(11 ratings)

Homemade marzipan out does shop-bought every time, if orange isn't your thing try ginger or cinnamon - it's simple too
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

5

(1 rating)

Decorating a simple iced cake with herbs, spices, nuts and fruit works to great effect and is especially easy for beginners to try
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

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