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Christmas cakes with a twist

Stir it up! Want to mix things up this year? Have your cake and eat it too with these festive faves

Christmas cakes with a twist

Tradition has it that the classic festive cake is made on Stir Up Sunday, but if you want to take your bake to the next level, here's the inspiration! Switch things up with a modern twist – the choice is yours...

Stir up sunday

Preparing your Christmas cake in advance on Stir Up Sunday (22 November this year – make a note in your diary!) is the perfect opportunity to start getting into the festive spirit. You can keep your cake simple,

with our traditional rich fruit cake recipe, or take things up a notch by adapting the basic fruitcake to create a festive bake with extra wow-factor.

Dare to be different? Read on to find out how...

Salted caramel fudge cake

This ultra-indulgent cake is packed with dried fruit and chunks of sweet fudge, then topped with a luscious salted caramel butter icing.


Baileys fruit & nut loaf cake

Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamias and a creamy Irish cream liqueur icing make these fruit-packed loaf cakes extra-luxurious.

Top tip: If you’re looking for a foodie gift idea, this recipe makes two smaller cakes – so why not give one to someone special?


Black Forest Christmas gâteau

Rich dark chocolate meets an abundance of juicy cherries and berries in this indulgent bake. 


Packed with juicy soaked fruit, citrus zest and warm spice, this cake is a traditional treat. Make ahead to allow the flavours to mature, then decorate nearer the big day, if you want. 

Fancy whipping one of these tasty treats up for Christmas day? Find all the ingredients you need at Asda.com