Fruitcake

Fruitcake recipes

20 Recipes

These rich, dense bakes packed with dried fruit aren't just for Christmas...

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

Fruit-filled clementine cake

4.555555

(9 ratings)

A beautiful, moist gluten-free cake packed with zingy citrus flavours, wonderful for Christmas
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingered rich fruit cake

5

(6 ratings)

This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Festive fruit & nut cake

4.588235

(17 ratings)

This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake

4.614585

(72 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 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

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

Jewelled fruit, nut & seed cake

5

(3 ratings)

If you’re not keen on icing and marzipan, bake a crown of toasted nuts, seeds and juicy cherries onto your cake instead
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut fruitcake

4.533335

(15 ratings)

Enjoy this 'glut and nut' cake, made with excess courgettes and apples, with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 40 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

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

Hot toddy fruitcake

4.83784

(37 ratings)

This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sugar-crunch fruitcake

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Moist fruit and a crunchy sugary topping mean it's impossible to have just one slice of this delicious cake
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

4.5

(2 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

Dundee cake

4.714285

(14 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 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

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