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Winter cake recipes

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Bake up a festive centrepiece or celebrate the winter months with a variety of seasonal bakes. Choose from boozy fruit cakes, spiced sponges, fudgy chocolate cakes and more.

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  • Spiced walnut cake with a slice cut out

    Spiced walnut cake with pomegranate molasses frosting

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Bake our festive cake filled with walnuts for an alternative Christmas dessert. It's topped with a stunning pomegranate molasses frosting and candied walnuts

  • Winter wonderland cake on a cake stand

    Winter wonderland cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect

  • A salted caramel pear cake with rosemary on a cake stand

    Salted caramel pear cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake a cake that has it all: moist, fragrant sponge, silky Italian meringue, tahini buttercream and sharp pear-laced salted caramel. Serve with a cup of tea.

  • Gingerbread & honey loaf

    Gingerbread loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make our multifunctional ginger and honey loaf cake. Enjoy with yogurt and stewed fruit for a festive brunch, or try as a teatime treat slathered with butter

  • Toffee apple cake

    Toffee apple cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    This showstopping bake is a celebration of classic apple desserts with spiced sponge, vanilla icing and a sticky caramel apple filling

  • One decorated snowy coconut loaf cake

    Snowy coconut loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Have the kids help you make this snowy coconut loaf cake. Decorate with coconut shavings, ‘snowballs’, and anything else you like

  • Black forest loaf cake served on a marble board

    Black Forest loaf cake

    A star rating of 2.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make this black forest cake ahead if you’re expecting lots of guests this Christmas. It can be frozen, un-iced, then defrosted when you need it and decorated on the day

  • Winter spice cake decorated with chocolate trees

    Winter spice cake with chocolate trees

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Cut into this stunning cake to reveal gold layers of vanilla and spice sponges. Top with our chocolate Christmas trees or try candy canes or chocolate snowflakes

  • 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

  • Baumkuchen on a cake stand

    Baumkuchen

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try your hand at making our version of German baumkuchen. Popular at Christmas, it’s also known as ‘tree cake’ because of the rings you'll see when you cut into it

  • Triple ginger & spice cake

    Triple ginger & spice cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.81 ratings

    If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake

  • Spiced toffee apple cake

    Spiced toffee apple cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.44 ratings

    Try a twist on traditional toffee apples - sugared, spiced and very very nice!

  • Gingerbread cake with caramel biscuit icing

    Gingerbread cake with caramel biscuit icing

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.36 ratings

    This sumptuous Christmas bake is covered in a decadent icing, finished with gingerbread biscuits and dusted with desiccated coconut 'snow'

  • Rhubarb spice cake

    Rhubarb spice cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.48 ratings

    Wonderfully moist and reminiscent of an old-fashioned gingerbread. Heat up a thick slice in the microwave and have it for pud with a dollop of custard

  • Fault line cake on a cake stand with a sparkler in the centre

    Sprinkle & spice caramel fault-line cake

    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Wow guests with this magical celebration cake. Layers of gently spiced sponge are wrapped in fluffy vanilla buttercream and glittering sparkles – this bake is something special

  • Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake

    Blood orange & olive oil bundt cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.15 ratings

    Using a bundt tin, gives a stunning effect to this zesty cake with light olive oil sponge and decadent white chocolate and blood orange glaze

  • One chocolate biscuit wreath cake

    Chocolate biscuit wreath cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve this stunning wreath as an alternative to Christmas cake. It makes a showstopping centrepiece dessert, and components of it can be made in advance

  • Ginger & white chocolate cake served on a cake stand

    Ginger & white chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    Bake our sticky ginger cake in a bundt tin for the wow factor. Spiced with stem ginger and decorated with white chocolate icing, it's a real crowd pleaser

  • Chocolate salted caramel cookie cake

    Chocolate salted caramel cookie cake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.39 ratings

    Bake this show-stopping chocolate cake topped with decadent salted caramel and cookies. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion

  • Boiled fruit cake with the first slice cut

    Boiled fruit cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 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

  • Toasted marshmallow & ginger cake

    Toasted marshmallow & ginger cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    Decorative Italian meringue masks a spicy, moist ginger cake layered with ginger buttercream- an amazing bake!

  • Four squares of black forest fridge cake

    Black Forest fridge cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make an easy ‘fridge cake’ version of Black Forest gateau by layering cherries, chocolatey cream and chocolate biscuits. It's a moreish dessert to end a meal

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