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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 5.7 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 4.6 out of 5.10 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 0 out of 5.0 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 5 out of 5.2 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 4.8 out of 5.9 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 5.50 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 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Elegant berry wreath cake

    Elegant berry wreath cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Simple, smart, but still reassuringly traditional

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