Christmas cake recipes

No Christmas is complete without a wonderful classic Christmas cake.

This collection of our best recipes includes the hugely popular rich fruit cake by Mary Berry – get ready for Stir up Sunday!

And when it comes to decorating, see our page on 10 ways to decorate a Christmas cake.

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Chocolate orange cake with Cointreau drizzle

Chocolate orange recipes

Chocolate orange cake with Cointreau drizzle

Looking for a twist on the traditional Christmas cake. Step forward this chocolate orange cake...

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Mini Dundee cakes

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Mini Dundee cakes

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

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Mince pie loaf cake with streusel filling

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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

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Dundee cake

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

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Delia’s classic Christmas cake

Delia Smith recipes

Delia’s classic Christmas cake

Dark, moist, very rich with more fruit than cake – it’s the nation’s favourite recipe,...

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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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Quick Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Quick Christmas cake

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

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Spiced rum butter mincemeat cake

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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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Bettys traditional Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Bettys traditional Christmas cake

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

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Saffron and pistachio Christmas cake

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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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Royal icing

Celebration cake recipes

Royal icing

Mima Sinclair shares her quick and easy royal icing recipe – perfect for icing your...

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Caribbean black cake

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Caribbean black cake

Shivi Ramoutar’s rum-soaked festive fruit cake is a popular recipe in the Caribbean at Christmas...

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Marsala-soaked fruit cake

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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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Step-by-step winter wonderland cake

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Step-by-step winter wonderland cake

Whether you make your Christmas cake, marzipan and royal icing by hand or buy everything...

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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

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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

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Drambuie and orange Christmas cake

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

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