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Christmas cake recipes

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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.

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  • Feeding a Christmas cake with alcohol

    Make & mature Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.324 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

  • 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

  • Winter wonderland cake on a cake stand

    Winter wonderland cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect

  • One extra-fruity Christmas cake on a white plate

    Extra-fruity Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make this beautifully rich Christmas cake a month ahead of the big day. With brandy-soaked fruit in every bite, it's a taste of the season

  • Salted caramel Christmas cake served on a cake stand

    Salted caramel Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Try a modern twist on a traditional Christmas cake with this salted caramel version. Laced with chunks of toffee and dates, plus a crunchy, nutty topping, it’s a real treat

  • Golden amaretti Christmas cake 2016

    Golden amaretti Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 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

  • 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

  • Easy-peasy fruitcake decorated with glacé fruit

    Easy-peasy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

  • Buttered rum Christmas cake

    Buttered rum Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Sparkly bauble cake

    Sparkly bauble cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This bright and kitsch design is a modern way to decorate a traditional Christmas fruit cake for a showstopping centrepiece

  • Dark & stormy fruit cake on a cake stand

    Dark & stormy fruit cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this Christmas cake a couple of months in advance, if you can, and feed it with rum to give it time to mature and develop deep flavour and texture

  • Midwinter candle cake

    Midwinter candle cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Classic iced holly cake

    Classic iced holly cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Suits-all Christmas cake

    Suits-all Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Winter spice cake decorated with chocolate trees

    Winter spice cake with chocolate trees

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Cut into this stunning cake to reveal gold layers of vanilla and spice sponges. Top with our chocolate Christmas trees or try candy canes or chocolate snowflakes

  • Let-it-glow Christmas cake

    Let-it-glow Christmas cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Glitz & glam bauble fancies

    Glitz & glam bauble fancies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • One Christmas pudding cake

    Christmas pudding cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your Christmas cake extra-special with a festive design. This cute-looking Christmas pudding topping is simple, and takes just 30 minutes to assemble

  • Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

    Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • 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

  • Enchanted forest Christmas cake

    Enchanted forest Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing

  • Christmas wreath cake

    Christmas wreath cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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')

  • Mini Christmas cake

    Mini Christmas cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    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

  • Simple snow sparkle cake

    Simple snow sparkle cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

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

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