Christmas baking recipes

Warming spices, boozy sponges and plenty of sweet, dried fruit – plus some savoury baking ideas too, like our to-die-for cheesy garlic bread wreath.

These Christmas baking ideas span traditional recipes from across the globe.

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Terry’s Chocolate Orange rocky road

Easy baking recipes to make with kids

Terry’s Chocolate Orange rocky road

This moreish rocky road uses Terry’s Chocolate Orange wedges as decoration for an extra chunky...

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Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

Christmas baking recipes

Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

This fun, savoury Christmas bake is indulgent, comforting and equally delicious served as a snack...

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Reindeer cupcakes

Christmas baking recipes

Reindeer cupcakes

Get the kids into the festive spirit with a spot of Christmas baking – they’ll...

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Mini Dundee cakes

Christmas cake recipes

Mini Dundee cakes

These light, crumbly mini Dundee cakes with burnished hazelnut marzipan crown give the classic Christmas...

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Deep-filled mince pies

Mince pie recipes

Deep-filled mince pies

These deep-filled mince pies are a special way to say thank you to friends and...

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Giant mince pie tart

Christmas baking recipes

Giant mince pie tart

Get in the festive spirit with a GIANT mince pie tart. It makes a beautiful...

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Rum and pineapple mincemeat

Mince pie recipes

Rum and pineapple mincemeat

This rum and pineapple mincemeat adds a tropical twist to your Christmas baking recipes. The...

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Mince pie crumble traybake

Christmas baking recipes

Mince pie crumble traybake

This mince pie crumble traybake combines two of the most comforting winter treats: mince pies...

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Mince pie loaf cake with streusel filling

Christmas baking recipes

Mince pie loaf cake with streusel filling

This mince pie streusel loaf cake makes an alternative Christmas cake with a hidden surprise...

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Dundee cake

Christmas cake recipes

Dundee cake

A Dundee cake makes a lighter take on the traditional Christmas cake. It’s a less...

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Party-size fig frangipane tart with stem ginger custard

Christmas baking recipes

Party-size fig frangipane tart with stem ginger custard

For a crowd-pleasing party dessert that’s bursting with subtle festive flavours, look no further than...

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Honey and pine nut nougat

Christmas baking recipes

Honey and pine nut nougat

Get creative this Christmas with these charming honey and pine nut nougat pieces – they...

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Quick one-hour Christmas cake decoration

Christmas baking recipes

Quick one-hour Christmas cake decoration

Dressing up your fruit-studded Christmas cake in snow-white finery with a hidden layer of marzipan is...

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Delia’s spiced cranberry and orange brûlée

Delia Smith recipes

Delia’s spiced cranberry and orange brûlée

It’s hard to imagine that before Delia showcased cranberries, they mostly came in sauce jars!...

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Christmas brownies

Brownie recipes

Christmas brownies

Chocolatier Paul A Young ramps up expectations (and flavours) with these super-easy Christmas brownies. They’re...

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Banana, peanut butter and caramel pavlova

Banana recipes

Banana, peanut butter and caramel pavlova

If you fancy something less traditional for a Christmas dessert, this banana pavlova comes sandwiched...

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White chocolate yule log (Bûche de Noël)

Christmas baking recipes

White chocolate yule log (Bûche de Noël)

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas with this decadent white chocolate log cake (aka bûche...

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Polish Christmas cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes

Polish Christmas cheesecake

Indulge in a slice, (or two), of food writer Ren Behan’s Polish Christmas cheesecake with...

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Mincemeat and custard bundt cake

Bundt cake recipes

Mincemeat and custard bundt cake

If it’s a Christmas bundt cake you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place....

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Demerara rough puff pastry mince pies

Christmas baking recipes

Demerara rough puff pastry mince pies

Mince pies made with flaky puff pastry are really special, but rather time consuming. For...

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Traditional mincemeat

Mince pie recipes

Traditional mincemeat

The practice of mixing shredded meat with spices and sweet ingredients developed in the medieval...

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Chocolate gingerbread Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Chocolate gingerbread Christmas cake

Celebrated chocolatier Paul A Young has given the gift of chocolate for Christmas with this...

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Nutella star wreath

Christmas baking recipes

Nutella star wreath

Celebrate the festive season with our stunning star wreath filled with Nutella and tahini and...

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Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Savoury bread recipes

Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Is there a better way to bring a crowd together than with a melty cheese...

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