Christmas is around the corner. With snowfall, jingles, and beautiful lights, and the ambience soaked in the festive spirit, no one can avoid thinking of super tempting Christmas cakes. Some love traditional Italian style Panettone cake while some love to relish Christmas tree cake. This year, it’s time to make your holiday season merrilicious with carols, candles, and a variety of cakes by adding extra deliciousness to the festive fervour with sweet pleasures. 

While we all have been fond of the classic European Yule log cake there are other variants of cake that are a must-try this Christmas season. With utterly pleasure-seeking cake ideas, it’s difficult to select just one seasonal cake to bake. So try out these myriad Christmas cake recipes.

8 Homemade Christmas Cakes That Are Festive & Delicious

1. Christmas Plum Cake

This recipe of the dried fruity flavoured cake is an all-time favourite cake recipe of the holiday season. Try out Christmas plum cake and light up your festivity with deliciousness.

Preparation Time:  15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 125 grams of almonds (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups mixed fruits 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 8 inches round tin

Method:

  1. Mix the chopped fruits, almonds, and 2 tablespoons of maida. Keep it aside.
  2. Now, take another bowl and add butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla essence together and whisk it into a smooth batter.
  3. Add the fruit mixture to the egg batter.
  4. Now, transfer the cake mixture into the prepared cake tin.
  5. Bake the cake for about 40 minutes.
  6. Christmas plum cake is ready to relish.

2. Christmas Fruit Cake

The holiday season calls for a wonderful and lip-smacking Christmas fruit cake. Entice your taste buds with this simple yet tempting Christmas cake recipe.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 3 cups of chopped dry fruits
  • ½ cup rum/brandy
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon cloves powder 
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini)
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup of milk 
  • ½ cup of hot water
  • 1 lemon

Method: 

  1. Add chopped fruits to a bowl and pour the brandy/rum over it, toss it and set it aside for a few days. 
  2. To prepare the caramel, heat 4 tablespoons of sugar over medium heat. Once the sugar turns brown add ½ cup of hot water, stir and bring to a boil. Let it cool.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200-degree Celsius.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, spice powders, and sieve it. Whisk the butter and sugar together.
  5. Add only the egg yolks one by one to the butter mixture and mix it well. Now, add orange and lemon zest and vanilla essence to the mixture. 
  6. Toss the dry fruits in 1 tablespoon flour and add it to the mixture.
  7. Now, beat the egg whites along with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 lemon juice. 
  8. Add milk to the cooled caramel to make 1 cup of liquid then add 1 tablespoon of the flour mix to the chopped nuts and toss it well.
  9. Add the remaining flour, caramel mix, and nuts to the butter mixture and form a thick lump-free batter. 
  10.  Now, add beaten egg batter and transfer it to the prepared tin.
  11.  Bake the cake for about 10 minutes then bake for an additional 30 to 40 minutes.
  12.  Once cooled, store in an airtight container.
  13.  Enjoy this delicious Christmas fruit cake.

3. Rum Plum Cake

Lip-smackingly delicious and fluffy rum plum cake is a must-try for Xmas festive celebration.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder 
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup yoghurt (dahi)

For Soaking: 

  • 1 cup of dark rum 
  • 250 grams of mixed dry fruits

Method:

  1. Keep the dry fruits soaked in dark rum for 3 weeks. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.
  3. Take a large bowl and add maida, baking soda, baking powder, dalchini powder, nutmeg, and sugar. 
  4. Then add vegetable oil, milk, yoghurt, vanilla essence, and ¼ cup of leftover rum from the soaked fruits and mix it well.
  5. Add the rum soaked dry fruits to the mixture and just fold the mixture using a spatula.
  6. Now, pour the batter into the greased pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake the cake for about 45 minutes. Cover the top of the tin to avoid the top from browning after 25 minutes.
  8. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake.
  9. Let the rum plum cake cool down. 
  10.  Serve it and enjoy rum cake for Christmas. 

4. Quick Eggless Cake

Christmas fruit cake is a common recipe that we enjoy every Christmas But this holiday season; indulge in an easy and quick eggless Christmas cake. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 200 grams of whole wheat flour
  • 100 grams of condensed milk
  • 50 grams of butter salted
  • 30 ml of oil
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup tutti frutti
  • 100 ml of milk

Method: 

  1. Take a bowl and add condensed milk, melted butter, oil, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Sieve maida, baking powder, and baking soda directly into the bowl.
  3. Now, add milk to the batter then add tutti frutti and fold the mixture.
  4. Pour the prepared batter into a greased tin.
  5. Now, bake it in a preheated oven at 180 degrees-Celsius for 30 minutes.
  6. Once cooled, de-mould the cake, slice, and serve.
  7. Eggless Christmas cake is ready to relish. 

5. Stollen

While you all have savoured Yule log cake, a deliciously baked cake recipe all the way from France. But this Christmas, celebrate in the German style with Stollen, a mouth-watering cake recipe.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5⅔ cups all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1-ounce active dry yeast
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup candied citrus peel
  • ½ cup candied cherries

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and scald the milk then add sugar, butter, and salt. Let it cool to lukewarm. Add 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks.
  2. In a food processor add 3 cups of maida and yeast. Let it rise until double.
  3. Then add elaichi, raisins, citrus peel, cherries, and the rest of the flour. Process and put on a floured board and knead it well. Let rise in a greased bowl.
  4. Once it rises, cut into 3-4 pieces. Roll each into an oval shape, butter it, and fold in half. 
  5. Put the dough on the greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise until it doubles.
  6. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes.
  7. Once the cake cools, frost with white butter frosting and decorate with candied cherries and sprinkle coloured sugar.
  8. Enjoy your Christmas in the German style with Stollen.

6. Easy Xmas Cake

Make your Christmas merrier not just with Christmas tree cake but also with this incredibly fruity flavoured, easy and quick recipe of Xmas cake.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • Few mixed fruits
  • 500grams of sultanas
  • 500 grams of raisins
  • 100 ml of cream sherry
  • ½ tablespoon of Kashmiri saffron
  • 250 grams of butter
  • 200 grams of brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 300 grams of all-purpose flour (maida

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease the cake tin. 
  3. Place in a bowl with the sultanas and raisins.
  4. In a small pan, heat the sherry with the Kashimiri saffron, then mix it with the raisins.
  5. Take a large bowl and add butter, sugar, eggs, and maida. Whisk it until combined. Add the fruit mixture and mix it well. 
  6. Transfer it to the prepared cake tin.
  7. Tie a double thickness of newspaper around the tin, then place on several sheets of newspaper in the centre of the oven for 4 hours, or until the cake is firm. 
  8. Quick and easy Xmas cake is ready.

7.  Homemade Christmas Cake

Don’t just savour chocolate Christmas cake but add extra deliciousness to the festive fervour with this homemade Christmas cake. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces of candied cherries
  • 8 ounces of candied mixed citrus peel
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • 1 cup dates (chopped)
  • 2¼ ounces of blanched almonds
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 2½ cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground all-spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (dalchini)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup apple juice

Method:

  1. Take a medium bowl and add cherries, citrus peel, raisins, currants, dates, and almonds. Then, add brandy and let it rest overnight.
  2. Soak the fruits with ½ cup flour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 135 degrees-Celsius.
  4.  Grease a fruit cake pan, line it with parchment paper and grease it again. 
  5. Take a small bowl, mix 2 cups maida, baking soda, cloves, allspice, dalchini, and salt. 
  6. Now, take another large bowl, whisk the butter until light. 
  7. Gradually, blend brown sugar and eggs. 
  8. Now, mix r molasses and apple juice to it. 
  9. Beat into butter mixture alternately with maida mixture.
  10. Transfer it to the prepared cake pan.
  11. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 3 hours.
  12. Let the cake cool completely, and then wrap it up loosely in waxed paper. 
  13. Store in an airtight container.
  14. Enjoy this all-time favourite Christmas cake at tea-time.

8. Rum Fruit Cake

This holiday season; tempt your taste buds with this delicious rum cake for Christmas prepared with fruits and rum. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 ½ hour

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 8 ounces of dates (chopped)
  • 1 cup cherries (cut into halves)
  • ½ cup dried mangoes (chopped)
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup spiced rum

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees-Celsius. 
  2. Grease the pan and line it with parchment paper. 
  3. Take a large bowl and add maida, baking powder, salt, walnuts, dates, cherries, and mangoes; toss it once.
  4. Take another small bowl and whisk the eggs, brown sugar, and ½ cup rum; add the fruit mixture to it. 
  5. Transfer it to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for about 1½ hour. 
  7. Let it cool for 20 minutes. 
  8. Slowly pour the remaining rum over the cake. 
  9. Indulge in homemade delicious rum fruit cake.

Tips To Store The Cake

  1. Store the cake in an air-tight container.
  2. Refrigerate the cakes to increase the shelf life.
  3. Adding cinnamon to the cake recipe helps to lengthen the shelf life.
  4. Cake with ganache topping can last up to 3-4 days.
  5. Keep the cake out of direct sunlight.

While you love to savour the all-time favourite chocolate Christmas cake and chocolate fruit cake. This time, gear up to relish holiday feasts by adding a dash of merry desserts to your festivity. Indulge in these wonderful and flavourful delights with your friends and family!

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