Fruitcake

Fruitcake recipes

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

12 ratings 2.9 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
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
99 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

MasterChef finalist Tim Kinnaird's boozy pud is one Christmas treat that's just for the adults

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
24 ratings 4.7 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
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
42 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These delightful mini fruitcakes make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

45 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
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

Simple, smart, but still reassuringly traditional

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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