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Christmas Cake recipes

39 Recipes

Easy-to-make festive, fruity cakes.

Shooting star celebration cake

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(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
For the keen cook

Star sparkle cake

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(4 ratings)
A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake
30 minutes
Easy

Fig & honey Christmas cake

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(23 ratings)
This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices
4 hours
Moderately easy

Sherry & almond Christmas cake

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(17 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 minutes
Easy

Honey saffron Christmas cake

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

Christmas cupcakes

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(6 ratings)
Have fun with the kids over the Christmas holidays making and decorating these easy cakes
45 minutes
Easy

Gingery Christmas cake

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(25 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 minutes
Easy

Orlando Murrin's Deluxe Christmas Cake

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(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 minutes
For the keen cook

Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

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(145 ratings)
An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating
3 hours and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Decorative stars

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(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

Easy vanilla marzipan

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(7 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 minutes
Easy

Zesty orange marzipan

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(10 ratings)
Homemade marzipan out does shop-bought every time, if orange isn't your thing try ginger or cinnamon - it's simple too
45 minutes
Easy

Festive fruit & spice decoration

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

Santa's stocking cake

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(2 ratings)
This fun and festive cake is popular with kids and adults alike
30 minutes
Easy

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