Christmas baking

Christmas baking recipes

54 Recipes

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

Cupcake Christmas tree

5

(3 ratings)

Bake to impress with this stunning edible centrepiece - perfect for a Christmas party buffet, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding
  • 2 hours and 4 mins
  • More effort

Suits-all Christmas cake

5

(3 ratings)

Give the classic Christmas fruitcake a makeover with cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and tropical mango for a fruity and fragrant cake
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Classic iced holly cake

3.75

(1 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 hour
  • More effort

Let-it-glow Christmas cake

0

(0 ratings)

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

Glitz & glam bauble fancies

0

(0 ratings)

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

Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

5

(1 rating)

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Snowy owl Christmas tree biscuits

4.107145

(7 ratings)

Great British Bake Off 2013 winner Frances Quinn created these edible decorations topped with white and dark chocolate and almond 'feathers'
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

'Panforte' pies

4.375

(2 ratings)

The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Stollen spirals

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Leftover veg & orange cake

3.90909

(11 ratings)

A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Reindeer cupcakes

0

(0 ratings)

Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Marzipan Eccles tarts

5

(3 ratings)

This fun spin on the traditional Lancashire fruit cakes uses leftover marzipan to make irresistible individual pies
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Unbelievably easy mince pies

4.488575

(372 ratings)

No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Chocolate fruitcake

4.6

(20 ratings)

If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Little Eccles mince pies

4.84524

(21 ratings)

From freezer to oven, these cheeky Eccles mince pies are perfect mid-afternoon with an equally cheeky glass of mulled wine. It is Christmas after all!
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sandham family mincemeat

4.84375

(32 ratings)

A real treat. Associate food editor, Barney Desmazery, has had this recipe in his family for 100 years
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pear & mincemeat crumble cake

4.50926

(27 ratings)

With a hint of spice and little pockets of mincemeat, this is a lovely post-Christmas cake, great with warm custard
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Fig & honey Christmas cake

4.923075

(26 ratings)

This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

Posh spice cake

4.75

(9 ratings)

A fruit cake for those who like theirs light, spicy, fruity and moist, with a tart cranberry topping
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stollen wreath

4.636365

(22 ratings)

BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Snow-topped holly cakes

4.882355

(17 ratings)

This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

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