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Christmas cake recipes

44 Recipes

Celebrate Christmas with a rich, moist fruitcake, or perhaps a modern sponge-based creation. We've got all the recipes you need and tips for decorating, too.

Golden amaretti Christmas cake

3.125

(6 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

Buttered rum Christmas cake

5

(6 ratings)

Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps
  • 3 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy

Sparkly bauble cake

5

(1 rating)

This bright and kitsch design is a modern way to decorate a traditional Christmas fruit cake for a showstopping centrepiece
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Sparkling snowfetti cake

0

(0 ratings)

Bring a little magic to your Christmas cake with a simple snow globe and colourful sprinkles - kids will love helping to decorate!
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Midwinter candle cake

5

(1 rating)

Cover just the top of your Christmas cake with icing, then use cinnamon sticks, ribbon and tea lights for an easy yet attractive decorative finish
  • 4 hours and 45 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

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

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

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

Enchanted forest Christmas cake

5

(1 rating)

A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Christmas wreath cake

0

(0 ratings)

Turn one fruitcake into two with these festive ideas - this one is a decorative holly ring with fondant icing (find the second recipe in 'goes well with')
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Mini Christmas cake

0

(0 ratings)

Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Simple snow sparkle cake

3.75

(1 rating)

This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

4.25

(3 ratings)

A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Make & mature Christmas cake

4.546155

(65 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

Crunchy nut cake decoration

5

(1 rating)

This easy almond cake topping makes for a beautiful golden decoration suitable for any special occasion fruitcake
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Apricot & almond fruitcake

4.67857

(7 ratings)

This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

3

(3 ratings)

This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • 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

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

0

(0 ratings)

Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Classic winter fruitcake

5

(5 ratings)

This festive icing is easy to use, looks amazing and makes a lighter end to a meal. The perfect centrepiece for Christmas tea
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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