5 Best Christmas and Boxing Day Cake Recipes

  • 01 of 06

    5 Fabulous Cake Recipes for Christmas and Boxing Day

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    Christmas Yule Log Recipe. Photo © Getty

    Christmas cakes do not always have to be the classic, rich,  fruit cake eaten in Britain and Ireland forever. Though no Christmas would ever be the same without one, sometimes it is fun to ring the changes.

    On the following pages are 5 recipes for alternative Christmas cakes, and none of them compromise on flavour, or richness. So why not make a few this year?

  • 02 of 06

    Light Cranberry and Apricot Stollen Recipe

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    Light Cranberry and Apricot Stollen Recipe. Elaine Lemm

    This Light Cranberry and Apricot Stollen is oozong fruity flavours, a tinge of spices all wrapped in an enriched bread dough. This cake is lighter than the classic Stollen which depends on rich, candied fruits for flavour.  Do not be put off by the number of ingredients in the recipe, it really is not difficult to make, it just takes a little time that's all. But it certainly is worth it.

  • 03 of 06

    Classic Chocolate Yule Log Recipe

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    Christmas Yule Log Recipe. Photo © Getty

    A true classic for both Christmas and Boxing Day. The French call this a Buche de Noel, we know it as a Yule Log. It isnt the easiest cake to make but the results are worth it. If your Swiss Roll cracks, do not worry, just cover with buttercream and decorate, no-one will kow and it will still taste amazing.

  • 04 of 06

    Traditional Scottish Dundee Cake Recipe

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    Traditional Dundee Cake Recipe. Getty

    Dundee cake is a fruit cake, however, one which is muchlighter than the traditional Christmas Cake.

    There are many recipes for a Dundee Cake and any lovely rich fruit cake will also do the job really well. However, t honour the roots of this cake, traditionally it should contain   almonds, whisky and orange peel as this recipes does.

    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
  • 05 of 06

    Beetroot and Chocolate Cake Recipe

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    This cake is taking you so far away from the Christmas Classics as you can. Maybe the rich fruits which are part of so many other festive recipes are not for everyone, then this rich chocolate cake will be just the ticket. The use of beetroot in the cake may be alarming but trust, me, the beetroot brings both sweetness and moisture to the cake. Simply delicious.

  • 06 of 06

    Traditional Christmas Cake Recipe

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    Christmas Cake Recipe. Getty

    The traditional Christmas Cake is and always will be the classic cake for the Christmas celebrations.
     Here's the recipe in case you still want the classic, and who would not. It is the epitome of the celebrations.