Traditionally a Christmas cake is baked 4-6 weeks before December 25 but not all of us enjoy baking and for those of us we can thankfully rely on the professionals.

Baking a Christmas cake to some is a family tradition that many bakers enjoy, a ritual started weeks in advance where the cake is baked, drenched in brandy, wrapped and stored ready for that special day in December.

If you have a recipe that has been handed down for generations, that you use each year, how wonderful, I’d love to taste a piece of your Christmas cake. For those without a special recipe or looking for a different flavour I have included a few recipe links below.

Taste traditional Christmas cake

Donna Hay Grandma’s Christmas cake

4 Ingredients fruit cake – that’s right just 4 ingredients required

Delicious Down Under Christmas cake

Australian Women’s Weekly Gluten free Christmas cake

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If you prefer to leave your Christmas cake baking to the professionals, then I can highly recommend Shingle Inn for all your festive treats, Cake & Bake and Cake Kiosk.

Whether you bake or buy your Christmas cake this year the Christmas cake will always be the star of the festive table.

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