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Christmas tree cakes

For a bit of fun, make some cakes (or muffins) that look like Christmas trees 🙂 Sorry to share it so long after Christmas – I just got too busy, lol! This is an easy activity to give the kids, too, and can become a gift-making exercise while you’re at it....

Mulled Wine & Fruit Cake

Mulled wine just has such a beautiful flavour and a warm, happy feeling that I can’t resist this recipe each Christmas although it does seem to fit a cold Christmas more (by name that is, it tastes great in summer, to!) You need: 125g butter 1 cup sugar 1 tsp...

Icelandic Christmas Cake

Includes 10.3g total fat (6.1g saturated fat) apparently but it IS for Christmas… Preheat oven to 180 C Cream 185g butter & 220g caster sugar Add 2 eggs, beating in each before adding next Stir in 200ml milk & .5 tsp lemon essence Add cardamon flavouring...

Individual Christmas cakes

Every year, my Mum would do something special for those around us – school teachers, guide leaders, postman, etc – and one year she made individual Christmas cakes. She bought Christmas cakes from the supermarket, those square fruit cakes, and cut them...