Christmas Cake Ideas 2021

Pratiksha Deka

Nov. 23, 2021

Christmas Cake Ideas 2021

Jingle Bells around the corner…

Time for Christmas Cakes Your Honour…!!

 

Christmas Cakes are usually a type of fruitcake, served at Christmas times in many countries. It is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. A traditional English Christmas cake is made with moist Zante currants, sultanas (golden raisins), and raisins that have been soaked in Brandy, Rum, Whiskey, or Sherry. 

Whiskey Dundee is a Scottish traditional Christmas cake. As the name implies, the cake originated in Dundee and is made with Scotch Whiskey. It is a light and crumbly cake and is light on fruit and candied peel – only currants, raisins, sultanas, and cherries. 

Occasionally, coins were also added to Christmas cakes, as well as Christmas puddings, as good luck touch pieces. The usual choices involved – 3D piece or sixpences. The coins were sometimes wrapped in greaseproof paper packages. 

In Yorkshire, Christmas cake can be eaten with cheese, as with other types of fruit cake, such as Wensleydale

The Christmas cake largely displaced the previously popular – Twelfth-night cake, during the Victorian era.

 

There is a wide range of varieties in Christmas cakes that are baked every year during Christmas. Here are a few ideas that might help you get your mitts on your perfect Christmas cake.

1. Limoncello Christmas Cake

                   

Limoncello on a cake is a perfect twist on a traditional Christmas cake. 

Ingredients 

In order to make this cake all you need is – 

  • 225 g butter
  • 100 g raw sugar
  • 125 g brown sugar
  • 1 tbs molasses
  • 4 eggs
  • 340 g plain flour
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tbs nutmeg
  • 1 kg dried mixed fruit
  • 100 g almonds (chopped)
  • ½ lemon (rind only)
  • 4 tbs limoncello

This “spiked with adults-only Christmas cake” will tempt you to want more!

 

2. Rich Christmas Cake

 

The Rich Christmas Cake is another perfect cake for you to complete your Christmas feast.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients that you need to bake this finger-licking Christmas cake are –

  • 1 ½ kg mixed dried fruit
  • 250 g glace cherries (red and green)
  • 100 g mixed peel
  • 1 tbs orange rind grated 
  • 1 tbs lemon rind grated
  • ½ cup Brandy
  • 500 g butter
  • 1 ½ cups of CSR dark brown sugar
  • 8 eggs 
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 4 cups of plain flour sifted
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour sifted
  • 1 tbs CSR soft icing mixture for dusting

Make your Christmas rich in taste with this scrumptious Christmas cake.

 

3. Gluten-free Christmas Cake

 

This Christmas cake is for every fitness-conscious person!

Ingredients

To bake this cake the ingredients required are – 

  • 100 g pitted dates
  • 150 g raisins
  • 150 g currants
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g mixed peel
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 1 orange zest only
  • ½ tbs salt
  • 300 g unsalted butter
  • 100 L water
  • 90 g Brandy
  • 300 g gluten-free-all-purpose flour mix
  • 150 g pecans
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • ½ tbs ground nutmeg
  • ½ tbs ground ginger
  • ¼ tbs ground cloves
  • 80 g glace cherries
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup of pure icing sugar for dusting

This Christmas, bake a fruit cake that everyone can enjoy!

 

4. Malteser Christmas Cake

 

This is a sneaky Christmas cake, because it looks like a Christmas pudding, but tastes like a delicious chocolate cake, covered in Maltesers.

Ingredients 

The ingredients required to bake this delicious Christmas cake are – 

  • 1 ½ cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 190 g butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup of plain flour
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 g dark chocolate melts
  • 125 ml thickened cream
  • 30 g butter
  • 465 g Mars Maltesers
  • 200 g white chocolate melts
  • 2 Allen’s Jaffas

This Christmas, eat your heart out with this delicious cake!

 

5. Macadamia Christmas Cake

 

Here’s another perfect Christmas cake for you to jolly up your Christmas!

Ingredients 

To bake this Christmas cake all you need is – 

  • 375 g Sunbeam sultanas
  • 375 g Sunbeam mixed fruit
  • ½ cup of Rum
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g dark chocolate melted
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 tbs ground ginger 
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of Sunbeam macadamias halved

Have a very Aussie Christmas with this classic Christmas cake dotted with delicious macadamia nuts.

 

6. Melt and Mix Christmas Cake

 

What is easier than a Christmas cake with only TWO steps – melt and mix… The answer is NOTHING!

Ingredients 

The ingredients required for this cake are –

  • 500 g Sunbeam Gourmet selection mixed fruit
  • ½ cup of Sunbeam silvered almonds
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tbs of nutmeg
  • 2 tbs of ground cinnamon
  • 250 g butter melted
  • 3 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • ¼ cup of Brandy

With this easy-to-bake Christmas cake, make your Christmas fantabulous.

 

7. 3-ingredient Mini Christmas Cakes

 

These 3-ingredient fruit cakes, which are based on a 4-ingredient Christmas cake, have been a hit every year. You can also turn them into gluten-free fruit cakes, by using gluten-free flour.

Ingredients 

The 3 baking ingredients that you need to bake these fruit cakes are –

  • 1 kg mixed dried fruit
  • 3 cups of cranberry juice
  • 3 cups of self-raising flour

Give your tummy the pleasure of these fruit cakes this year Christmas.

 

8. Boiled Pineapple Fruit Cake

 

A moist fruit cake, that is so easy to make, will make your Christmas exquisite this year.

Ingredients 

The required baking ingredients for this Christmas cake are –

  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 440 g canned pineapple (crushed)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 125 g butter (chopped)
  • 1 tbs mixed spice
  • ½ tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of plain flour

Celebrate your Christmas with this mouth-watering Christmas cake.

 

9. Chocolate Royal Christmas Cakes

 

For those people who don’t like dried fruits in a cake, this is your stop. A good Christmas treat with the effect of a holly leaf on top of a Christmas pudding.

Ingredients 

The ingredients required to bake this delicious Chocolate Royal Christmas cake are – 

  • 12 Arnott’s Chocolate Royals
  • 100 g white chocolate
  • 12 spearmint leaf lollies
  • 12 Cadbury Jaffas

Make your Christmas chocolaty with this Chocolate Royal Christmas Cake!

 

10. Mini Christmas Cakes

 

If you crave more dessert after having Christmas pudding, this is the perfect Christmas cake for you. It will fit in your tummy even after having Christmas pudding!

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients needed for this Christmas treat are –

  • ½ cup of apple juice
  • 375 g mixed fruit
  • ½ cup of dried apricots (finely chopped)
  • 100 g butter
  • 1/3 g cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs mixed spice

Loosen your pants to make way for these bite-sized Christmas cakes!

 

11. Christmas Cake Balls

 

In case if you are not in the mood for a Christmas cake, there is no need to worry about what to have for dessert… these Christmas cake balls will come for the rescue.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients required to make these delicious Christmas cake balls are –

  • 800 g dark fruit cake
  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 tbs rum
  • 1 orange zested (optional)

ICING

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 40 silver cachous

Bring big joys with these small Christmas cakes!

 

12. 4-ingredient Baileys Condensed Milk Fruit Cake

 

With just four ingredients and a little bit of flare, make your perfect Christmas dessert

Ingredients 

To make this Christmas dessert the four baking ingredients you need are –

  • 1 kg mixed dried fruit
  • 400 g tin condensed milk
  • ¾ cup of Baileys Irish cream
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour

Jolly up your Christmas with this super easy fruit cake this year!

 

13. Boiled Cherry Fruit Cake

 

Make your way for Christmas with this delicious Boiled Cherry Fruit cake, spiked with sherry and dotted with glace cherries.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients that are required to make this Christmas dessert are –

  • 200 g butter (chopped)
  • 375 g packet mixed dried fruit
  • 200 g glace cherries; plus extra to serve
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of dry sherry
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 tbs mixed spice
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 eggs (lightly whisked)
  • Icing sugar (to dust)

Celebrate your Christmas with this exquisite old-fashioned Boiled Cherry Fruit Cake.

 

14. Boiled Caramelised Apple Fruit Cake

 

A perfect traditional Boiled Caramelised Christmas fruit cake for your perfect Christmas celebration.

Ingredients 

To make this fantastic Christmas dessert, the baking ingredients required are as follows –

  • 75 g butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 200 g dried apple slices
  • 400 g tin of condensed milk
  • 400 g tin of pie apple
  • 375 g mixed dried fruit
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tbs of bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of self-raising flour

Go ahead and make your Christmas merrier with this easy twist traditional Christmas fruit cake delight.

 

15. Super Moist Boiled Christmas Fruit Cake

 

Celebrate your Christmas with this “moist from inside” Christmas fruit cake.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients that you need to bake this super moist fruit cake are –

  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbs allspice
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 3 tbs of sherry (optional)
  • ½ cup of almonds

Enjoy this “all thrown together in one saucepan and then baked” Super moist boiled Christmas fruit cake this Christmas. 

 

16. Golden Fruit Cake

 

Prepare this flavorsome Christmas fruit cake seven days in advance, so that it’s ready for your festive feast.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients you need to prepare this Christmas dessert are as follows –

  • 1 kg Sunbeam mixed fruit
  • 125 g Sunbeam raisins
  • 125 g Sunbeam currants
  • 1 cup of Sunbeam slivered almonds
  • 1 cup of Brandy
  • ½ cup of (crushed) canned pineapple drained
  • 1 granny smith apple grated (small)
  • 250 g Western Star salted butter (softened) 
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • ½ cup of self-raising flour
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbs of mixed spice
  • 120 g Sunbeam blanched almonds (to decorate)

Give your tummy a delightful treat with this delicious Christmas fruit cake.

 

17. Pineapple Fruit Cake

 

This Christmas, celebrate the festival with this finger-licking Pineapple Christmas fruit cake. The pineapple making the cake moist, fruity, and delicious, is the perfect treat you need for the celebration.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients required for this Christmas dessert are –

  • 500 g mixed dried fruit
  • 450 g (crushed) canned pineapple reserve liquid
  • 2 tbs mixed spice
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 1 tbs of sweet sherry
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup of sugar

Have a very merry Christmas with this delicious mouth-watering Christmas fruit cake

 

18. Last-minute Rich Christmas Fruit Cake

 

If you are very confused as to what to make for Christmas dessert, this last-minute Christmas fruit cake is your lifesaver. This cake can be cooked in a saucepan and is fairly quick. So, there is no need for you to bring out your heavy mix-master.

Ingredients 

The ingredients that you need to bake this yummy Christmas fruit cake are –

  • 250 g butter
  • 1 kg mixed dried fruit
  • 200 g brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 125 ml Brandy
  • 125 ml water
  • ½ tbs bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbs of orange rind grated
  • 1 tbs of lemon rind grated
  • 1 tbs of treacle
  • 5 eggs (lightly beaten medium)
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs of glace cherries (to decorate, optional)
  • 2 tbs blanched almonds (to decorate, optional)

Make your Christmas jolly, with this easy and quick-to-bake Christmas fruit cake.

 

19. Gluten and Dairy-free German Marzipan Christmas Stollen Konfect

  

Try this German-style Christmas cake and make your Christmas celebration a delight.

Ingredients 

The baking ingredients you need to bake this Christmas dessert are as follows –

  • 200 g white sorghum flour
  • ¾ cup of white sorghum flour (extra for dusting)
  • 30 g brown rice flour
  • 25 g tapioca flour
  • 30 g golden flax meal
  • 50 g organic raw sugar
  • 15 g vanilla sugar
  • ¼ tbs xanthan gum
  • 10 g yeast
  • 100 g sunflower margarine 
  • 300 ml soy milk (unsweetened)
  • 100 g sultanas
  • 65 g mixed peel 
  • 1 packet marzipan raw

TO FINISH

  • 100 g sunflower margarine melted 
  • 2 cups of icing sugar sieved 

Enjoy your Christmas celebration with this delicious German-styled Christmas dessert.

 

Christmas is incomplete without a delightful Christmas dessert. So, celebrate your Christmas with an amazing feast this year, with any of these great Christmas fruit cakes, poured with your love and affection.