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All about Christmas cakes


Rich fruit cake really comes into its own at Christmas, and Delia’s recipe has been a national classic for 40 years. Make this tried-and-tested favourite – or another variant – and find out more about decorating your cake, storing it and scaling recipes up or down.

Slices of the action...

Not only the classic fruit cake, but this selection of recipes also includes stollen, cheat mince pies, last-minute cake and a traditional Dundee cake. Save some for us!

Back to basics

There’s no point in trying to make a cake unless you have the essential basic equipment. Delia tells you what you need.

Top techniques

Delia explains, with illustrated step-by-step techniques, how to make a Christmas cake – perfect for those of you who aren’t familiar with cake-making. There’s also a technique for decorating it – and even advice on scaling cake recipes up and down.


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