Festive cake

Festive cake recipes

48 Recipes

Festive and fruity cakes.

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
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10 ratings 3.1 out of 5 star 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
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3 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
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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
2 ratings 2.2 out of 5 star 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 hr
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7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 15 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party

2 hrs and 10 mins
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9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

47 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Icing and decorating a Christmas cake may take time but this sweet snowy scene will be a hit with kids

2 hrs
A challenge
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 11 mins
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Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea

50 mins
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1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Make your Christmas cake extra special this year with this easy and speedy decoration

25 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get creative with your Christmas cake icing - these robins are super cute and really easy to model

1 hr and 10 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake

45 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr
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23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These beautiful and classy little fruitcakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too.

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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