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Christmas cake recipes - 12 recipes

Find traditional and international recipes for Christmas cake and other fruit cakes. You can decorate your cake with fondant icing or cream, add snowmen and ribbons and send us photos of your best Christmas cake yet! We also have a large variety of Christmas log recipes and puddings.

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The night before you want to bake these 'Christmas pudding' buns combine the flour, yeast, sugar, salt and citrus z...

  • For the dough
  • 400 g strong white bread flour
  • 7 g sachet of dried fast action yeast
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 250 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • melted
  • 1 large free range egg
  • oil for kneading
  • For the filling
  • 1.5 tightly packed cups of sultanas (or a mixture or currants
  • raisins and sultanas)
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 100 g mixed citrus peel
  • 100 g glace cherries
  • chopped into quarters at least
  • 1 handful flaked blanched almonds
3.4/5 (127 Votes)

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To make the three tiers of sponge I first creamed together 375g butter and 375g caster sugar

  • For the cake:
  • 375g butter
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 375g self raising flour
  • 1 jar mincemeat (or make it yourself)
  • For the icing:
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 3 or 4 tbsp brandy
2.7/5 (154 Votes)

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The Yule Log is an iconic cake which is often made at Christmas? But why? Where on earth did someone get the idea

  • For the Sponge:
  • 115g/ 3 Eggs
  • 70g water
  • 100g plain flour
  • 6g baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 g salt
  • 25g flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • For the Icing:
  • 375g/ about 6 egg whites
  • 250g Caster Sugar for egg whites
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 250g butter diced
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 250g Chocolate (I used milk chocolate)
4.1/5 (24 Votes)

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Soak the raisins for 15 mins in hot Christmas tea then drain them

  • 200 gr flour + baking powder
  • 100 gr of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 50 grams of nuts
  • 50 gr of hazelnuts
  • 50 gr raisins
4.4/5 (20 Votes)

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Mix the flour, baking powder, bread crumbs, butter, salt and brown sugar in a bowl

  • 150g flour
  • 150g breadcrumbs
  • 200g butter
  • 150g of brown sugar
  • 150ml of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 500g raisins
  • soaked and drained (Smyrna
  • Corinth and Malaya)
  • 300g candied fruit (cherries and lemon zest
  • grapefruit and orange)
  • 12 chopped prunes
  • 60g chopped almonds
  • 1/2 grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • cognac or brandy
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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Mix all fruit, peel, nuts and lemon rind with brandy and leave overnight

  • Round 17.5cm/7in Round 20cm/8in Round 22.5cm/9in
  • Square 15cm/6in Square 17.5cm/7in Square 20cm/8in
  • gram gram gram
  • Currants 100 150 200
  • Sultanas 100 150 200
  • Raisins 150 225 275
  • GlaceCherries 50 75 100
  • Mixed cut peel 50 75 100
  • Mix chopped nuts 50 75 100
  • Lemon rind (5ml/tsp) 1 1.5 2
  • Brandy(15 ml/tbsp) 1.5 2 2.5
  • Plain flour 125 200 250
  • Mixed spice(5ml/tsp) 1 1.5 1.75
  • Ground Almonds 25 50 60
  • Soft brown sugar 100 175 225
  • Butter 100 175 225
  • Black treacle(15ml/tbsp.)1 1 1.5
  • Eggs 3 4 5
4/5 (25 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 200 ° C (gas mark 6)

  • 375 g flour
  • salt
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1/2 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 20 g fresh yeast baker
  • 13 ml of milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • 75 g butter
  • 100 g raisins
  • 100 g of orange and lemon confit
  • 75 g chopped almonds
  • Supplement: you can add a pinch of cinnamon
  • ginger and cardamom.
  • To glaze:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • For the filling: sugar in unlimited quantities
4.3/5 (19 Votes)

Put the raisins in a small saucepan with the rum

  • - 150 g butter
  • softened (+ 15g for the tin)
  • - 150 g of sugar
  • - 200 g of flour
  • - 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • - 150 g sultanas
  • - 5 cl of rum
  • - 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • - 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • - 1/2 tsp of 4 spices
  • - 1 pinch of salt
2.8/5 (83 Votes)

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A cupcake treat perfect for those magical wintery nights leading up to Christmas

  • Ingredients:
  • For the sponge;
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground/finely grated nutmeg
  • 1tsp vanilla paste
  • 280g caster sugar
  • 240g plain flour
  • 240ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • For the frosting;
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 40ml milk
  • 3 tbsp spiced rum (I used the Sailor Jerry brand)
  • 1-2 tsp grated nutmeg for decoration
  • decorations (optional) I made cut outs of Christmas trees
  • holly
  • and Christmas Baubles out of ready to roll regal coloured icing
3.4/5 (12 Votes)

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this is another passed down recipe been in the family for years, great for making beautiful centerpieces at parties

  • 650g/1lb 7 oz dried mixed fruit (or a combination of currants
  • raisins and sultanas)
  • 75g/3oz glace cherries (chopped)
  • 50g flaked almonds (omit and use extra dried dried fruit for a nut free cake)
  • Grated zest of 1/2 an orange and 1/2 a lemon
  • 215g/7.5oz plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 175g/6oz butter (softened)
  • 175g/6oz sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 tbsp brandy (or cherry brandy)
2.1/5 (99 Votes)

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