If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for
Enjoy this 'glut and nut' cake, made with excess courgettes and apples, with a cup of tea
This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
This festive icing is easy to use, looks amazing and makes a lighter end to a meal. The perfect centrepiece for Christmas tea
This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite
Moist fruit and a crunchy sugary topping mean it's impossible to have just one slice of this delicious cake
This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly
Get the kids to help create this winter wonderland - just make sure you have enough Smarties to nibble on!
Turn a plain cake into a stunning centre piece. You need a steady hand so save the sherry for after the tricky balancing act!
If you’re not keen on icing and marzipan, bake a crown of toasted nuts, seeds and juicy cherries onto your cake instead
A set pudding is perfect for entertaining - this one has a creamy texture, dotted with fruit sponge and ginger loaf
These delightful mini fruitcakes make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours
A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
This easy almond cake topping makes for a beautiful golden decoration suitable for any special occasion fruitcake
This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!
Candied orange and lemon peel will keep for 6-8 weeks in an airtight container. Chop and add to fruitcakes, muffins or other treats
Use up leftover fruitcake or Christmas pudding in this ice cream basin bombe with dark rum, raisins and caramel sauce
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')
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