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Christmas baking recipes

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

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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 hr
Easy
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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 hr and 30 mins
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Gluten-free
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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!

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21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
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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
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This sumptuous Christmas bake is covered in a decadent icing, finished with gingerbread biscuits and dusted with desiccated coconut 'snow'

1 hr and 50 mins
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15 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

You'd never guess that this spectacular dessert is dairy-free, decorated with a zesty ganache using orange juice instead of cream

1 hr and 40 mins
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This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling

1 hr and 55 mins
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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 hr and 55 mins
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Turn delicately spiced, iced biscuits into an edible Christmas decoration - a gorgeous gift to give to someone special over the festive season

1 hr
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8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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Gluten-free
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A real festive showstopper, this extra-special bundt cake comes with a chocolate star centre - top with silver-coated Malteasers

1 hr and 20 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Nancy Birtwhistle's last-minute Christmas cake is packed with fruit and festive spices, then iced and decorated with three edible reindeer

3 hrs and 15 mins
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18 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

1 hr and 10 mins
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10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
A challenge
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake to impress with this stunning edible centrepiece - perfect for a Christmas party buffet, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding

2 hrs and 4 mins
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7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Give the classic Christmas fruitcake a makeover with cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and tropical mango for a fruity and fragrant cake

3 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This is the perfect decoration for your Christmas fruitcake if you're unsure of your piping skills - this pretty and easy icing is sure to impress

1 hr
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Try this snowy icing to jazz up a classic Christmas cake, then top with paper doilies and add LED tea lights for an extra special touch

30 mins
Easy
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Easily turn a classic fruitcake into cute personalised gifts or place markers for Christmas lunch with fondant icing and cocktail

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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