Festive cake

Festive cake recipes

48 Recipes

Festive and fruity cakes.

Malted milk melting snowman cake

0

(0 ratings)

Everyone loves a white Christmas and this snowman cake conjures up that festive feeling. Kids can help decorate with buttons, icing and chocolate sticks
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Super-simple fruitcake

5

(1 rating)

This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Jamaican ginger beer & pineapple bundt cake

2.5

(2 ratings)

This sticky ginger cake has a fantastic open texture, ready to absorb the molasses glaze. Serve as an alternative to Christmas cake or warm with cream
  • 2 hours and 5 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

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

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

Panettone

4

(5 ratings)

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

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

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

Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing
  • 47 mins
  • More effort

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

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

Bûche de Noël

4.482145

(14 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist
  • 1 hour and 11 mins
  • More effort

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

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(0 ratings)

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

Easy wreath cake

4

(1 rating)

Make your Christmas cake extra special this year with this easy and speedy decoration
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Rocky robin cake

4.444445

(9 ratings)

Get creative with your Christmas cake icing - these robins are super cute and really easy to model
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Reindeer cupcakes

0

(0 ratings)

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

Gingerbread man party cake

5

(1 rating)

Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

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

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

Christmas cupcakes

4.90909

(22 ratings)

These beautiful and classy little cakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too
  • 1 hour and 25 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

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