Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes – a collection of some favourite recipes from my childhood and some new twists on tried and true traditional fruitcake.
I come from a long tradition of great bakers in my family and have sampled literally hundreds of different cherry cakes, apricot cakes, pineapple fruitcake, peach fruitcake, dark fruitcake and more over the years.
I have a big collection of Christmas cake recipes but there are some that I return to year after year and some that I like to play with as a base to create another great version of a classic Christmas fruitcake.
Even if you are not a fan of traditional fruitcake, you are bound to find one like the Apricot Raisin Cake that will be sure to satisfy your own taste and appeal to your visiting guests this Christmas Season.
By the way, if you are looking for recipes for traditional Newfoundland cookies, cookie bars and squares, please be sure to Cookies Pages where you’ll find links to over 200 recipes. Many of them are traditional favourites and most are very freezer friendly.
UPDATE: Need last minute cake suggestions?
In the final week before Christmas, people tend to get a bit panic-y if the have fallen behind but still would like at least one traditional Christmas cake. Not all Christmas cakes have to be soaked in pirates and aged. My top picks from the list below for baking, even in the final day or so before the Holidays are:
- Any of the cherry Cakes in the list below, Cherry Pound cake, Cherry Orange Cake or Cherry Pecan Cake.
- Apricot Raisin Cake even Apricot Fruitcake
- Poor Man’s Cake
Ultimate Nut Fruitcake plus how to make homemade marzipan and fondant to finish it.
UPDATE! Two new additions for 2017!