Maybe you’ve never liked it. Or perhaps you’ve eaten too much already. Either way, if you want to steer clear of Christmas cake this year, bake one of these tasty recipes instead ...
Don’t like dried fruit?
Then try a Tunis Cake (of GBBO fame, no less). This lemony Madeira sponge topped with marzipan and thick chocolate ganache is traditionally decorated with marzipan fruits. If you fancy a bit of bling though, (it is Christmas after all) just use some edible gold stars. Ta-dah!
Photo: Martin Poole
It’s just too heavy
After turkey and trimmings, a piece of Christmas cake might just push you (and your tummy) over the edge. So how’s about panettone? This airy-fairy foil to our stodgy Christmas classic has all the festive flavour without the weight (and this recipe from Sainsbury's magazine tastes pretty darn delish).
Photo: Brett Stevens
I just hate cake
What?! OK. If you really are one of those types that don’t swoon over sponge, eat pavlova. This one from Sainsbury's magazine looks absolutely lush topped with mango, chocolate curls and physalis (you know, those cherry-shaped orange things), while a decadent cheesecake or indulgent panforte make fabalicious treats too.