Two jam tarts with stars and Christmas tree decoration

Christmas baking recipes

78 Recipes

Crumbly mince pies, iced cakes and traditional festive breads like stollen and panettone – find all your favourite Christmas cakes and bakes here.

Giant jam tart

1

(1 rating)

This giant jam tart will go down a storm at a party. They're so easy to make, you can bake serveral at once, and get the kids to help you decorate them...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie brownies

4

(14 ratings)

Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Black Forest loaf cake

3

(8 ratings)

Make this black forest cake ahead if you’re expecting lots of guests this Christmas. It can be frozen, un-iced, then defrosted when you need it and decorated on the day...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Panettone muffins

0

(0 ratings)

Use a tabletop mixer to make these festive panettone muffins. Put the dough in the fridge overnight to rise, then bake it fresh for breakfast or brunch
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pure gold Christmas drip cake

2.4

(5 ratings)

Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Winter wonderland cake

5

(1 rating)

A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Make & mature Christmas cake

4.70803

(137 ratings)

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple

0

(0 ratings)

This custard tart has a tropical twist with sunny Caribbean flavours. Bake it for your next dinner party and we guarantee your guests will go back for a second helping!
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Easy-peasy fruitcake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread men

3.47619

(21 ratings)

Use this versatile dough to make gingerbread men and other shapes. Let the kids decorate them with icing for a perfect winter's day activity...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pure gold Christmas drip cake

2.4

(5 ratings)

Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Christmas salted caramel yule log

5

(1 rating)

Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log, or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Really easy cinnamon rolls

5

(2 ratings)

Use ready-made croissant dough to make these easy cinnamon rolls. We’ve topped the rolls with a thick caramel, but you could use a thin white icing instead...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey & spice cookies

5

(4 ratings)

More than just gingerbread, these Christmas cookies have our special festive spice mix and are dipped in dark chocolate. Get the kids involved in baking them
  • 42 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Snowman biscuits

4.5

(6 ratings)

Get little ones to help decorate these festive snowman biscuits. You can bake and freeze the biscuits ahead, then bring them out for a winter’s day activity...
  • 1 hour and 14 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

5

(1 rating)

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Mulled wine brownie surprise

5

(4 ratings)

Think brownies aren’t fancy enough for a Christmas party? How about a mulled wine version served under a chocolate dome for a fun and festive dessert...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread people

3.466665

(15 ratings)

Make decorating these adorable gingerbread people even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie baklava

5

(2 ratings)

When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Snowman cake

5

(3 ratings)

Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

5

(1 rating)

Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan Christmas wreath

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Bake our vegan Christmas wreath with spinach, pine nuts and tofu as a centrepiece for a meat-free Christmas Day. Adorn with festive cranberries and dill
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas brownies

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Chocolate truffles, amaretti biscuits and a few edible Christmas flourishes make these festive brownies an extra-special dessert no one could resist
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cranberry & orange Chelsea bun tree

5

(3 ratings)

These are filled with tangy orange and cranberry, spices and a spiral of grated marzipan. Serve with a cup of coffee as part of a holiday brunch
  • 1 hour and 22 mins
  • More effort

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