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Fruitcake recipes

24 Recipes

Bake one of our fabulous fruitcake recipes for a delicious slice to enjoy with your afternoon cuppa. Try a traditional, classic fruitcake, a chocolate twist or a show-stopping dessert.

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  • Easy-peasy fruitcake decorated with glacé fruit

    Easy-peasy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

  • Rich fruitcake

    Rich fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    This fruitcake slices into 50-80 small pieces if you use it for a wedding or christening. It's delicious eaten straight away, or poked with a few holes and fed with brandy

  • Super-simple fruitcake on stand

    Easy fruitcake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.16 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

  • Fruit-filled clementine cake

    Fruit-filled clementine cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.11 ratings

    A beautiful, moist gluten-free cake packed with zingy citrus flavours, wonderful for Christmas

  • Dark & stormy fruit cake on a cake stand

    Dark & stormy fruit cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make this Christmas cake a couple of months in advance, if you can, and feed it with rum to give it time to mature and develop deep flavour and texture

  • Boiled fruit cake with the first slice cut

    Boiled fruit cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Rustle up this easy fruitcake for your cake tin. Packed with juicy raisins, sultanas, currants and mixed peel, it's perfect for afternoon tea with a cuppa

  • Gingered rich fruit cake

    Gingered rich fruit cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 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

  • Festive fruit & nut cake

    Festive fruit & nut cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit

  • Easy apple fruit cake

    Easy apple fruit cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.108 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

  • Chocolate fruitcake

    Chocolate fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.27 ratings

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

  • Buttered rum Christmas cake

    Buttered rum Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps

  • Jewelled fruit, nut & seed cake

    Jewelled fruit, nut & seed cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Hazelnut fruitcake

    Hazelnut fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • Apricot & almond fruitcake

    Apricot & almond fruit cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Classic winter fruitcake

    Classic winter fruitcake

    A star rating of 5 out of 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

  • Hot toddy fruitcake

    Hot toddy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.47 ratings

    This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite

  • Sugar-crunch fruitcake

    Sugar-crunch fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Moist fruit and a crunchy sugary topping mean it's impossible to have just one slice of this delicious cake

  • Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This delicious light fruit sponge is packed with storecupboard staples like nuts and dried fruit, it's also budget-friendly

  • Little frosty Christmas cakes

    Mini Christmas cakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    These delightful mini fruitcakes filled with Christmas spice make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

  • Dundee cake

    Dundee cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.52 ratings

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

  • Cranberry & hazelnut cake

    Cranberry & hazelnut cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!

  • Suits-all Christmas cake

    Suits-all Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.10 ratings

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

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