Mary Berry’s been making her Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about.

Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Mary Berry’s been making her Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about.

Mary Berry’s rich fruit Christmas cake - this is the one I base my own recipe on

Mary Berry’s rich fruit Christmas cake

Brown Sugar Mincemeat Cake.  Despite it's name mincemeat contains no meat (although it used to) but is a delicious combination of dried fruits, spices, sugar, suet, apples and brandy.

Brown Sugar Mincemeat Cake. Despite it's name mincemeat contains no meat (although it used to) but is a delicious combination of dried fruits, spices, sugar, suet, apples and brandy.

Light fruit cake

Light fruit cake

Light fruit cake. Deliciously spicy and just a little crumbly. N.B: this mix is rather wet and required almost doubling the bake time. Sprinkle some demerara sugar on top, whilst the cake is still warm, for a lovely sugary crust.

Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

Mary Berry's Simnel Cake - Traditional English Easter cake with 11 marzipan balls to represent the disciples excluding Judas.

The Best Damn Fruitcake Ever via @PureWow | The Best Damn Fruitcake Ever  |  No one will want to re-gift it!

The Best Damn Fruitcake Ever

The Best Damn Fruitcake Ever via @PureWow | The Best Damn Fruitcake Ever | No one will want to re-gift it!

The Classic Christmas Cake   - This is Delia Smith's recipe, the same one I have used for the past 19 years, everyone loves it, unfortunately because of this I have 7 cakes to make this year!!

Classic Christmas Cake

The Classic Christmas Cake - This is Delia Smith's recipe, the same one I have used for the past 19 years, everyone loves it, unfortunately because of this I have 7 cakes to make this year!!

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