Fruitcake

Fruitcake recipes

20 Recipes

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

Easy fruitcake

3.1

(10 ratings)

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

4.636365

(11 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

(7 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

4.61905

(21 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

4.677085

(96 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

4.608695

(23 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

4.8

(10 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

4.555555

(18 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

4.75

(8 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

4.857145

(42 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

3.5

(4 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

4.882355

(34 ratings)

A famous traditional Scottish fruitcake with cherries, sultanas and almonds, and a sweet glaze
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

4.5

(4 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

4.857145

(7 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
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