For a traditional finish to your Christmas cake, use shop-bought marzipan or try this recipe. For a speedy finish, you can then top it with a variety of glace fruits, dried fruits and/or nuts, or use ready to roll icing. For a homemade touch, try this royal icing recipe.
Look at our handy guide to Icing and decorating a Christmas cake to learn how to prepare your cake, ice it and decorate it!
Made this cake today it's an ideal size for a small family it was easy to make smells and looks delish not sure it will last till Christmas so might have to make another one - 30 Oct 2014
Not good at all! Too much treacle. Heat conversion appears to be incorrect - Gas 3 is 140 Fan or 160 conventional. Is this a typo for gas 5? And mixed spice or cinnamon? Afraid this one's a dead loss and will be binned. What a total waste of good ingredients, time and electricity. - 25 Oct 2015
This cake recipe is flawed it says mixed spice but when making the cake no mention of the mixed spice only cinnamon which was not included in the ingredience Then 4 table spoons of treacle in such a small cake any way mine camels out a disaster !!! - 29 Sep 2015