This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish
This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly
If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for
Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
This delightfully indulgent-looking Christmas cake is so simple that even the children can lend a hand
This festive icing is easy to use, looks amazing and makes a lighter end to a meal. The perfect centrepiece for Christmas tea
This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend
Impress your family with Mary Cadogan’s lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas cake
You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids
Get the kids to help create this winter wonderland - just make sure you have enough Smarties to nibble on!
Icing and decorating a Christmas cake may take time but this sweet snowy scene will be a hit with kids
Turn a plain cake into a stunning centre piece. You need a steady hand so save the sherry for after the tricky balancing act!
For a stunning Christmas centrepiece, this cake is perfect. Get the kids to help out making the stars and celebrate in style
A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake
This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices
Packed with almonds, both ground and whole, and fed with raisiny PX sherry, this is intensely fruity - but not overly rich
Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too
Have fun with the kids over the Christmas holidays making and decorating these easy cakes
A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!
An 'intergalactically special' Christmas cake enriched with the honey-vanilla-whisky flavours of bourbon - it'll improve with keeping so bake it early
An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating
Leave the tinsel and bling for the Christmas tree and keep it simple with this tasteful finishing touch to your homemade cake
It's worth having a go at making your own marzipan to cover your Christmas cake - and you can experiment with adding different flavours