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Christmas baking recipes

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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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  • Gluten free Christmas cake served on a cake stand

    Gluten-free Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make this dairy-, gluten-, nut- and egg-free Christmas cake. This is a festive cake for everyone, and the best part is, no one will ever guess it’s free-from!

  • Four brookies on a plate

    Brookies

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.10 ratings

    Combine two popular bakes, a chewy chocolate chip cookie and rich brownie, in this inventive treat. Fill the cake tin with these for the festive season, or give as gifts

  • Easy biscotti on a wire rack

    Easy biscotti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make these easy biscotti to serve with coffee, or dip into chocolate and present in a tin to give to family and friends at Christmas

  • Chocolate log decorated with holly

    Chocolate yule log

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.51 ratings

    Here's a Christmas treat the kids will enjoy helping to make. With an unusual minty filling, this chocolate log (or bûche de Noël) makes an impressive festive dessert

  • Children sharing cinnamon rolls

    Really easy cinnamon rolls

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.13 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

  • Chocolate dipped cookies on wire cooling rack

    Honey & spice cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 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

  • Snowman biscuits in a tin

    Snowman biscuits

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 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

  • Amaretti biscuits on a plate

    Amaretti biscuits

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy these moreish amaretti biscuits that are crisp on the outside and deliciously chewy in the middle – they'll go down a treat with guests at an afternoon tea

  • A board serving Christmas salted caramel yule log

    Christmas salted caramel yule log

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

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

  • Chocolate snowmen biscuits

    Chocolate snowmen biscuits

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake these adorable snowmen as a Christmas treat for family visiting over the festive season. Chocolate biscuits are stacked, then decorated with icing

  • A selection of lemon stars

    Lemon stars

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Fill up the biscuit tin for the Christmas holidays with these gorgeous lemon star biscuits with a lemon curd filling. They make a lovely mid-morning treat

  • A plate serving sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

    Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • A plate serving a mulled wine brownie surprise split into pieces

    Mulled wine brownie surprise

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Snowman cake on a table

    Snowman cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 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

  • A selection of espresso and dark chocolate biscotti

    Espresso & dark chocolate biscotti

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Treat yourself to these moreish biscotti or box up as a gift. This twist adds espresso to the mix, enhancing the creamy richness of the chocolate

  • Last-minute Christmas loaf cake cut into slices and served with a cup of tea

    Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving a vegan Christmas wreath

    Vegan Christmas wreath

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 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

  • Mincemeat banana bread cut into slices

    Mincemeat banana bread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.18 ratings

    Start Christmas Day with a delicious breakfast you can make ahead of time. Banana bread is a family favourite, and mincemeat takes it up a notch

  • Pandoro on a granite circular stand

    Pandoro

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Use good-quality eggs to get a lovely golden hue for this pandoro – a sweet bread originating from Verona in Italy. Dust generously with icing sugar to serve

  • A white chocolate, orange & cranberry Christmas cake on a golden cake stand

    White chocolate, orange & cranberry Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Try sponge instead of fruit cake this Christmas. Our white chocolate cake is a crowd-pleaser and you can buy the meringue decorations, or bake them yourself

  • Christmas brownies

    Christmas brownies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Boiled fruit cake with the first slice cut

    Boiled fruit cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Rustle up this easy fruitcake for your cake tin. Packed with juicy raisins, sultanas, currants and mixed peel, it's perfect for afternoon tea with a cuppa

  • Lebkuchen

    Lebkuchen

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.55 ratings

    A German biscuit similar to gingerbread, lebkuchen is easy to make and a great Christmas treat

  • Cranberry & orange Chelsea bun tree 2016

    Cranberry & orange Chelsea bun tree

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 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

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