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Christmas cake Recipes

Try something a little different this Christmas with one of these fabulously festive cakes. From the more traditional Gorgeously Golden Fruit Cake to the incredibly simple Chocolate Chestnut Refrigerator cake and Christmas Cupcake recipe there is something here for everyone. 

So get inspired and create one of these spectacular cakes - a centre-piece that won't last long! 

Find even more simple Christmas baking recipes and easy Christmas pudding ideas.

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12-14 slices

This recipe is my own but at the same time a conflation of a couple of Italian Christmas must-haves: the glorious, fruit-studded panettone…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 slices

This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather than an act of brilliance. True, the cake does look incredibly complicated…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12

I have never quite understood how people can go in for vast, rich breakfasts on Christmas morning.  I am hardly a modest eater…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10 slices

This is the perfect cut-and-come again cake for any time of the year. It lasts for ages, but has the squidgy fabulousness of something…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-12

On days when I want the warmth of the hearth rather than the hurly burly of the city streets I stay in and read cookery books, and…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

There are few more popular ways to end a dinner party than with a fallen chocolate cake – the cakes are so called because they…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 8 slices

If you're going to get started, this is the cake you should begin with. Not just because it's simple - though it is - but because…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10-12 slices

I just throw everything into a pan, let the heat from the stove send buttery rum and citrus juices permeating into the currants, sultanas…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes enough for a 23cm/8in cake

I love a plain white-iced cake: smooth icing, wrapping the cake almost like a hatbox. I am happy to have this decorated, but I'd just…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 10-12

Forget the name, this cake is heavenly. The crumb is tender, the filling and frosting luscious.  When I made it one friday, I…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

This is another of my maternal grandmother's recipes. I've changed it a bit, not least substituting dark rum for her juice and zest…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 fat slices

I know the recipe looks finicky, and I can’t promise it’s a doddle, but it works easily and you will soon find you are…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10 fat slices

This is the fruity blonde sister to that brunette temptress, my chocolate fruit cake from Nigella Christmas. It delivers, as promised,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 slices

This cake is magnificent in its damp blackness. I can't say that you can absolutely taste the stout in it, but there is certainly…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8-10

This is incredibly easy to make; even if you're stressed out, it won't topple you over into nervous collapse. It's such an accommodating…Read on

Posted by GoddessKitchen      12 cupcakes

Christmas cupcakes with a mincemeat centre. These little cupcakes would be an ideal alternative for kids who don't like the traditional…Read on

Posted by nwiland      Serves 10

At this time of year, I like to make cakes with spices. I love the smell that spreads in the house when I bake. This spice cake is…Read on

Browse for more easy Christmas desserts that will delight your guests.