Christmas baking

Christmas baking recipes

54 Recipes

Crumbly mince pies, iced cakes and festive bread - find all your favourites cakes and bakes here.

Christmas brownies

3.75

(2 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

(2 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

Mincemeat, apple & marzipan wreath

1.875

(2 ratings)

This festive bake can be served warm with thick brandy cream or custard as dessert or, once cool, slice into wedges and serve with a cup of tea or mulled wine
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Malted milk melting snowman cake

0

(0 ratings)

Everyone loves a white Christmas and this snowman cake conjures up that festive feeling. Kids can help decorate with buttons, icing and chocolate sticks
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Golden amaretti Christmas cake

2.75

(5 ratings)

A mix of trend and tradition, this is one of the easiest Christmas cakes we've ever created, with a virtually all-in-one method that'll save you some stress...
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & cherry Christmas pudding

4.583335

(6 ratings)

A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Panforte

0

(0 ratings)

Enjoy this honeyed Tuscan dessert with candied peel at the end of a meal with sweet wine or coffee, or wrap up and give as a homemade Christmas gift
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Passion fruit, chocolate & coconut roulade

0

(0 ratings)

This twist on a classic Yule log uses the tropical flavours of passion fruit and coconut to create a terrific tropical centrepiece for your Christmas table
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Baileys custard tart

5

(1 rating)

Crisp, sweet pastry with a creamy filling and a crunch of honeycomb, this luxurious tart is sure to bring some Christmas cheer and will get guests talking!
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sticky toffee pear pudding

5

(4 ratings)

A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Custard & crumble mince pies

5

(1 rating)

A twist on a festive favourite, adding a layer of creamy custard and a delectable crumbly topping makes an irresistible and more mellow mince pie
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread cake with caramel biscuit icing

4.75

(10 ratings)

This sumptuous Christmas bake is covered in a decadent icing, finished with gingerbread biscuits and dusted with desiccated coconut 'snow'
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Christmas white chocolate traybake

5

(3 ratings)

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya shares a brand-new bake that takes all the best festive flavours such as dried fruit and spice and puts them in a delicious, easy-slice cake
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Marzipan-in-the-middle bundt cake

5

(3 ratings)

Half-cake, half-stollen, this last-minute Christmas bake doesn't need to mature, and is bursting with festive flavours, mixed spice, dried fruit and nuts...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate, orange & hazelnut cake

4.583335

(6 ratings)

You'd never guess that this spectacular dessert is dairy-free, decorated with a zesty ganache using orange juice instead of cream...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate orange cheesecake

4.166665

(3 ratings)

This decadent, make-ahead dessert is perfect for a festive dinner party or buffet, with a zesty cream cheese filling and dark chocolate biscuit base
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread wreath

0

(0 ratings)

Turn delicately spiced, iced biscuits into an edible Christmas decoration - a gorgeous gift to give to someone special over the festive season
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Stollen muffins

3.75

(4 ratings)

These little cakes are filled with all the festive, fruity flavours of this classic German Christmas bake - ideal for Christmas morning or a teatime treat
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Caramel chocolate log

4.375

(2 ratings)

This fabulous gluten-free cake has a festive spiced cream and dulce de leche filling - drizzle with white chocolate for an extra-special end to a Christmas dinner party
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate peppermint shooting star cake

4.375

(2 ratings)

A real festive showstopper, this extra-special bundt cake comes with a chocolate star centre - top with silver-coated Malteasers
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

5

(3 ratings)

Nancy Birtwhistle's last-minute Christmas cake is packed with fruit and festive spices, then iced and decorated with three edible reindeer
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Panettone

4

(5 ratings)

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Spiced stollen plait

5

(4 ratings)

This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Christmas crumble friands

3.75

(2 ratings)

A little like muffin, but with a light, almond middle and a chewy top - full of festive flavours like nuts, cinnamon and cardamom
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

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