10 Best Christmas Cake Recipes Ever

10 Best Christmas Cake Recipes Ever

Traditional Christmas cakes have fruit in them, but today there are many ways to make a Christmas cake.

Delicious Recipes of Christmas Cake

Here are some Christmas cake recipes for you.

1. Eggless Christmas Wine Fruit Cake

Eggless Christmas Wine Fruit Cake

Here is a recipe for eggless Christmas cake.

  • Prep Time: Ten minutes
  • Cooking Time: One hour
  • Total Time: One hour and ten minutes

What You Will Need

Soak:

  • One cup red wine
  • Quarter cup almonds
  • Half cup pitted dates
  • Five glazed cherries
  • Quarter cup cashews
  • One tablespoon each chopped candied orange peel and ginger
  • One tablespoon tutti-frutti
  • Quarter cup raisins
  • Four chopped walnuts

Cake:

  • Maida; 2 cups
  • Baking soda; ½ teaspoon
  • Baking powder, one teaspoon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Instant coffee; 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder; 1 teaspoon
  • Nutmeg powder; 1 teaspoon
  • Brown sugar; ½ cup plus two tablespoons
  • Oil; ¾ cup
  • Curd; 2 tablespoons mixed in water; 1 tablespoon
  • Milk; ½ cup
  • Vanilla extract; 1 teaspoon
  • Cacao nibs; 1 tablespoon

Method To Make Cake

  • Chop nuts
  • Soak dried fruits in the wine, cover and leave for a day
  • Preheat oven to 200 C
  • Sieve the maida, baking powder, salt and baking powder.
  • Mix with cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee powders
  • Add yoghurt, soaked wine and dry fruit mix, brown sugar, cacao nibs, milk, oil and vanilla essence
  • Fold until ingredients form a batter.
  • Pour into greased cake pan
  • Bake for an hour
  • When cake is still warm, remove from pan and cool
  • Wrap in cling-wrap and leave for a couple of days.

2. Eggnog Cake

Eggnog Cake

Here is a delicious eggnog cake for Christmas.

  • Prep Time: Ten minutes
  • Cooking Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

What You Need

  • 430 grams yellow cake flour
  • 85 grams vanilla pudding mix
  • One cup eggnog
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • One teaspoon nutmeg
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 177 C
  • Mix ingredients in a large bowl until batter is smooth
  • Grease a Bundt cake pan and pour batter
  • Bake for 55 minutes
  • Allow cooling for ten minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
  • Once removed from the pan, allow the cake to cool

3. Whiskey Dundee

Slice of Whiskey Dundee Cake

A traditional Scottish Christmas cake.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: Two and a half hours
  • Total Time: Two hours, forty-five minutes

What You Need

  • Softened Butter; 175g
  • Light brown sugar; 175g
  • Orange marmalade; 3 tablespoons
  • Eggs; 3
  • Self-rising flour; 225g
  • Ground almonds; 25g
  • Ground spice mix; 1 heaped teaspoon
  • Mixed dried fruits; 400g
  • Halved glazed cherries; 75g
  • Whiskey or milk; 2 tablespoons
  • Blanched almonds; 40g

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 150 C
  • Line cake pan with butter-paper
  • Mix butter and sugar until fluffy
  • Add marmalade and mix
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Add flour, spices and almonds and mix well
  • Stir in dried fruits and cherries
  • Add whiskey and mix
  • Put batter into pan and arrange blanched almonds on top
  • Bake until it has risen and is golden yellow
  • Cool before removing from pan

4. Christmas Rum Cake

Christmas Rum Cake

A delicious rum cake for Christmas.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: One hour
  • Total Time: One and a half hours

What You Need

Cake:

  • Yellow cake mix; 510g
  • Vanilla pudding mix; 99g
  • Eggs; 4
  • Coldwater; half a cup
  • Canola oil; half cup
  • Rum; half cup
  • Chopped pecans; 1 cup
  • Brown sugar

Glaze:

  • Butter; 1 ½ stick
  • Water; ¼ cup
  • Sugar; 1 ½ cup
  • Rum; ¾ cup

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 162 C
  • Grease and flour a Bundt cake pan
  • Mix cake ingredients and pour into pan
  • Bake for 50 minutes to an hour
  • For glaze, melt butter then add sugar and water, letting it boil for about five minutes.
  • Turn off flame and add rum; mix well
  • Reheat for 30 seconds
  • Remove from oven and drizzle 1/3rd of glaze on top.
  • After cooling, invert cake and drizzle remaining glaze on top of it.

5. Plum Cake

Plum Cake

A delicious recipe of plum cake for Christmas.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: One hour
  • Total Time: One hour, fifteen minutes

What You Need

  • Butter; 1 cup
  • Sugar; 1 ½ cup
  • Eggs; 6
  • Chopped almonds; 125g
  • Vanilla Essence; 2 teaspoons
  • Mixed fruits; 2 ½ cups
  • Refined flour; 2 cups

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 150 C
  • Mix two tablespoons of maida with mixed fruits
  • Mix sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs
  • Add flour and fold into mix
  • Add fruit mix
  • Transfer to the well-greased cake pan and bake

6. Fruit Cake

Christmas Fruit Cake

Here is the recipe for Christmas Fruitcake.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: One hour
  • Total Time: One hour, fifteen minutes

What You Need

  • Butter; 2 sticks
  • Brown sugar; 1 cup
  • Eggs; 4
  • Orange juice; 1 cup
  • Honey; ½ cup
  • Maida; 2 1/3 cups
  • Milk powder; 2 tablespoons
  • Ground nutmeg; 1 teaspoon
  • Mixed spices; 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder; 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda; 1 teaspoon

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 150 C
  • Grease and line a pan
  • Sift milk powder, spices and maida
  • Combine butter, honey, dried fruits, sugar, baking soda and orange juice in a saucepan on low flame until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Boil it and then let it simmer for five minutes. Keep stirring.
  • Remove from flame and leave to cool
  • Beat eggs, then add them to mix slowly
  • Add sifted ingredients and fold together
  • Pour into prepped pan and bake for an hour
  • Remove and brush with some brandy

7. Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread Cake

Celebrate Christmas with gingerbread cake.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: One hour
  • Total Time: One hour 25 minutes

What You Need

  • White sugar; ½ cup
  • Butter; ½ cup
  • Eggs; 1
  • Molasses; 1 cup
  • Maida; 2 ½ cup
  • Baking Soda; 1 ½ teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon; 1 teaspoon
  • Ground ginger; 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cloves; ½ teaspoon
  • Salt; ½ teaspoon
  • Hot water; 1 cup

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 175 C
  • Mix sugar and butter in a large bowl
  • Add eggs and molasses
  • Sift powdered ingredients and add it to the mixture.
  • Stir hot water into the mix and then pour into greased and floured pan.
  • Bake for an hour and let cool

8. Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

This cake looks as festive as it tastes.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

What You Need

For The Cake:

  • Softened butter; 2 sticks
  • Granulated sugar; 1 cup
  • Eggs; 2
  • Vanilla extract; 1 teaspoon
  • Maida; 2 ½ cups
  • Cocoa powder; ¼ cup
  • Baking soda; 1 teaspoon
  • Kosher salt; 1 Tsp
  • Buttermilk; 1 cup
  • White vinegar; 2 Tsp
  • Red food colour; 2 tablespoon

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Softened cream cheese; 2 blocks
  • Softened butter; 4 tablespoons
  • Powdered sugar; 4 cups
  • Vanilla extract; 1 teaspoon
  • Kosher salt; ¼ teaspoon

Method To Make Cake

  • Preheat oven to 177 C
  • Line and grease two round baking pans
  • Mix sugar and butter until fluffy
  • Add all the eggs one by one rather than together and mix after each
  • Add vanilla
  • Sieve powdered ingredients and add half to wet mixture
  • Mix well and then add vinegar, buttermilk and red food colour
  • Add remaining dry ingredients
  • Divide batter into two pans and bake for half an hour
  • To make the frosting, beat cream and sugar until smooth and then add vanilla and salt. Beat in the sugar one cup at a time until fluffy.
  • Take cakes from pans and put a thick layer of frosting on one cake and add the second on top. Frost the top and sides of the whole cake.

9. Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

Chocolate Mint Layer Cake

A sumptuous Christmas cake for chocolate lovers.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

What You Need

  • Devils food mix; 453g

Peppermint Buttercream:

  • Softened butter; 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar; 5 cups
  • Peppermint Extract; 1 teaspoon
  • Green food colouring; 6 drops

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Heavy cream; 1 pint
  • Semisweet chocolate chips; 680g

Method To Make Cake

  • Follow instructions on the box and bake two chocolate cakes
  • For ganache, on medium flame, simmer heavy cream until bubbles begin to form.
  • Take off from heat and add chocolate chips and whisk together until combined.
  • Let chill for at least 30 minutes before spreading on cakes.
  • For Buttercream, mix sugar, peppermint and butter until fluffy.
  • Add green colouring
  • Use the buttercream on one cake, then place the second on top.
  • Spread ganache over the cake.

10. Candy-Cane Cheesecake

Candy-Cane Cheesecake

Bring some Christmas spirit with this festive cake.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

What You Need

Crust:

  • Graham crackers, crushed
  • Melted butter; 5 tablespoons
  • Sugar; ¼ cup
  • Pinch salt

Filling:

  • Cream cheese; 680g
  • Sugar; 1 cup
  • Eggs; 3
  • Sour cream; ¼ cup
  • Peppermint extract; 1 teaspoon
  • Maida; 2 tablespoons
  • Candy-canes, crushed; ½ cup

Topping:

  • Whipped cream
  • Candy-cane, crushed

Method To Make Cake

  • To make the crust, mix cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and butter and press into prepped pans
  • For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar.
  • Add in one egg at a time
  • Add salt, flour, sour cream and peppermint
  • Fold in candy-canes gently
  • Pour on the crust and then bake for about an hour
  • Turn oven off and leave the cake in with the door open for one hour
  • Move to the fridge for another five hours
  • Top with whipped cream and candy-canes

Try out these easy and festive recipes this Christmas for your friends and family.

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