Food & Drinks

The best Christmas cake and Christmas pudding recipes

Nothing says Christmas like a plump and juicy pudding or rich and decadent fruitcake. Here are our best Christmas cake recipes.
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The festive season just isn’t complete without a Christmas cake, and anything from this collection of showstoppers is guaranteed to impress your dinner guests.

The classic boiled fruit cake is a traditional crowd pleaser, but the gorgeous little Christmas puddings are perfect for something a little different.

And if you’re really out for a decadent dessert, give the rich chocolate cake a go.

Have a click through the gallery to find the perfect pudding recipe… and don’t forget the brandy butter!

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Boiled fruit cake

Boiled fruit cake

Nothing says Christmas like a dense, plump fruit cake loaded with nuts, fruits, spices and cheeky splash of sherry.

Read the full recipe here

Rich chocolate fruit cake

Rich chocolate fruit cake

This decadent cake is packed full of the goodness of cherries, raisins and sultanas, then coated in a rich, dark chocolate frosting to create this divine dessert that’s worthy of any celebration.

Read the full recipe here

Mince pies three ways

Mince pies three ways

Unleash your creativity whipping up these minced fruit and nut pies with a brandy kick. They can be shaped into stars, snowflakes or topped with sweet meringue to offer something for everyone at your next special social gathering.

Read the full recipe here

Gingerbread gift boxes

Gingerbread gift boxes

These gingerbread gift boxes are an adorable (and edible) way to package up any sweet treat. Go all out this Christmas and whip up a bunch for dessert.

Read the full recipe here

Christmas puddings

Christmas puddings

Nothing says the festive season quite like Christmas pudding – dense, moist and loaded with delicious dried fruit.

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Little chocolate Christmas puddings

Little chocolate Christmas puddings

A British touch for your Aussie Christmas lunch.

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Christmas gift cakes

Christmas gift cakes

These adorable little parcels make a perfect gift at Christmas time.

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Golden boiled pudding

Golden boiled pudding

We used Grand Marnier in this recipe, but you could use any citrus-flavoured liqueur you like. Serve warm with lashings of cream, custard or sauce.

Read the full recipe here

Iced Christmas cupcakes

Iced Christmas cupcakes

Make your Christmas special with these delightful fruitcake cupcakes.

Read the full recipe here

Brandy butter

Brandy butter

Sweet and sinful – this heavenly brandy butter is quick, easy, and so delicious!

Read the full recipe here

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