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Festive cake recipes

42 Recipes

Festive and fruity cakes.

Snowman friends cake decoration

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(3 ratings)
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

Apricot & almond fruitcake

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(4 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 minutes
Easy

Crunchy nut cake decoration

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

Bûche de Noël

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(7 ratings)
Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist
1 hour and 11 minutes
Moderately 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

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

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

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

Easy wreath cake

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(1 ratings)
Make your Christmas cake extra special this year with this easy and speedy decoration
25 minutes
Easy

Rocky robin cake

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(9 ratings)
Get creative with your Christmas cake icing - these robins are super cute and really easy to model
1 hour and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Granny Cook's Christmas pud

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(4 ratings)
If you prefer a lighter, fruity Christmas pudding, share Sarah Cook's family recipe, which makes three sizes of pud
4 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Reindeer cupcakes

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

Gingerbread man party cake

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(1 ratings)
Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes
1 hour
Moderately easy

Chocolate fruitcake

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(17 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 minutes
Easy

Snow-topped holly cakes

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(13 ratings)
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

Christmas cupcakes

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(22 ratings)
These beautiful and classy little cakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too
1 hour and 25 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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(19 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 minutes
Easy

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

Frosty forest cake

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(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 minutes
Moderately easy

Shimmering forest cake

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

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

Boozy chocolate bombes

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Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!
1 hour and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

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

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

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