Christmas cake recipes

No Christmas is complete without a wonderful classic Christmas cake. This collection of our best recipes, includes a winning rich fruit cake by Mary Berry – get ready for Stir up Sunday!

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Quick Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Quick Christmas cake

Christmas cakes usually take about 3 hours to cook, but our quick Christmas cake recipe...

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Spiced rum butter mincemeat cake

Christmas baking recipes

Spiced rum butter mincemeat cake

Make our spiced rum butter mincemeat first to fill your mince pies, then use up...

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Whisky, fig and ginger Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Whisky, fig and ginger Christmas cake

“This cake is on the lighter side, but bursting with boozy soaked fruit (whisky is...

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Betty’s traditional Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Betty’s traditional Christmas cake

Try a Christmas cake recipe, made with wonderful fruits, spices and sherry, from Betty’s – the...

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Saffron and pistachio Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Saffron and pistachio Christmas cake

Chetna Makan’s alternative Christmas cake recipe, made with saffron and pistachio, is lighter than the...

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Marsala-soaked fruit cake

Christmas cake recipes

Marsala-soaked fruit cake

This Christmas cake, with sweet masala-soaked figs, cherries, currants and sultanas, is lighter than a...

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Mary Berry’s rich fruit Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Mary Berry’s rich fruit Christmas cake

Mary Berry’s rich traditional Christmas cake recipe is filled to the brim with fruit, as...

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Sloe gin and walnut fruit cake

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Sloe gin and walnut fruit cake

Combine the warming flavours of sloe gin with walnuts, and all of the spices reminiscent...

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Traditional Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Traditional Christmas cake

Make this traditional recipe from Richard Bertinet a month before Christmas, then feed it once...

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Snowflake Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Snowflake Christmas cake

A beautiful white Christmas cake recipe, covered in homemade royal icing and marzipan then adorned...

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Drambuie and orange Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Drambuie and orange Christmas cake

Cooking this Christmas cake recipe early allows you to give it a few more doses...

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Mini Caribbean Christmas cakes

Christmas cake recipes

Mini Caribbean Christmas cakes

This recipe makes four rich, mini Christmas cakes, you can give three away as edible...

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Gluten-free rich fruit cake

Christmas cake recipes

Gluten-free rich fruit cake

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne’s rich gluten-free fruit cake recipe means no one has to miss out at...

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Classic Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Classic Christmas cake

This classic Christmas cake recipe is a real showstopper and can be made weeks in...

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Exotic fruit and spice cake

Exotic fruit and spice cake

This exotic fruit and spice cake takes a while to make – but it’s really...

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Christmas cake (gluten, wheat and dairy free)

Christmas cake recipes

Christmas cake (gluten, wheat and dairy free)

A lovely, moist Christmas cake that can be enjoyed by everyone, including those with gluten,...

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Exotic fruit Christmas cake

Exotic fruit Christmas cake

Indulge yourself with this extravagant Christmas cake recipe – it’s worth all the effort and...

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