Dessert

Classic Christmas cakes and puddings

Nothing says Christmas like a plump, juicy pudding or rich, decadent fruitcake. And our best Christmas cake recipes are perfect as a gift or as part of your festive spread. Delight your family and friends with these timeless homemade treats that will warm your soul and remind you of childhood. We've even included gluten-free options so no one misses out.
Little chocolate Christmas puddings
Mince pies three ways
Dessert
November 29, 2014

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.
By Woman's Weekly Food
Christmas fruit cake
Lunch
November 29, 2014

Christmas fruit cake

Topped with almonds and packed with dried and glace fruit, this moist fruitcake not only looks good but tastes amazing. It serves 16, so is perfect to feed a crowd if you’re hosting Christmas lunch or Christmas in July.
By Woman's Weekly Food
Christmas Pudding
Dessert
September 29, 2014

Christmas pudding

Santa will be pleased he visited your house when you leave this Christmas classic out for him. Infused with ginger, cloves and cinnamon this Christmas pudding lives up to the standard left by grandmothers past.
By Woman's Weekly Food
Gluten-free Fruit Cake
Dessert
July 27, 2013

Gluten-free fruit cake

Marzipan is in the cake decorations aisle; check ingredients label for gluten. Note
By Woman's Weekly Food
Great-grandma’s christmas cake
Dessert
July 6, 2010

Great-grandma’s christmas cake

My mum recently handed me a real treasure – an exercise book that was used for recipes by my great-grandmother. I never knew my great-grandmother, but I certainly recognise some of her recipes from my visits to Nan’s house. It has been compiled with patience and love, and gives me an insight into a woman I never met. It is a privilege to now have her cookbook. This cake is from an era where home cooks were incredibly frugal, as everyday ingredients, such as butter, were in short supply.
By Woman's Weekly Food

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