About this recipe: A pretty Christmas cake covered in a layer of marzipan and then royal icing. This is a traditional, fail-safe Christmas cake recipe that is sure to become a family favourite each Christmas.
Look at our handy guide to Icing and decorating a Christmas cake to learn how to prepare your cake, ice it and decorate it!
This cake turned out fab put extra brandy in it yum yum thanks Jonathan - 09 Dec 2011
made this today smells and looks great shame I have to wait till Christmas to try it - 11 Nov 2013
i haven't made a Christmas cake for years but decided to make one. i had mine eaten before the big day all to myself. I also made two more to give as Christmas presents, they were delighted with the results my brother-law wants another one making. so i'll have to call it something else. any ideas? it really was the best fruit cake I have tasted - 27 Jan 2015