Victorian christmas cake recipes

Recipe: Mini Christmas Cakes

Recipe: Mini Christmas Cakes

A British tradition hailing back to the Victorian era, where families would gather in the kitchen to each take a turn to stir the pudding ingredients and to make their own wishes
Easy Christmas Cake

Easy Christmas Cake

It is Stir Up Sunday this weekend, the traditional (Victorian, anyway) time for cooks to make their Christmas cake and puddings
a chocolate carrot cake for christmas

a chocolate carrot cake for christmas

This carrot cake definitely delivers in the ‘taste of Christmas’ category but is lighter and crumblier in texture… don’t get me wrong, it’s still quite naughty and has the added booze element but in my mind there’s something a little less Victorian about this particular cake
Plum Cake

Plum Cake

I also looked up why Christmas pudding is often called plum pudding and discovered it is because the Victorians used to call raisins plums
Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts for 4+

Christmas Gift Guide - Gifts for 4+

Emmy has been playing around with this and loved trying to make cakes. There is a very cute and wide selection of these cute Blue nosed bears available - each Christmas I seem to add another to our collection
Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding

Chocolate Orange Christmas Pudding

This tradition dates back to Victorian times, held on the last Sunday before advent, when everyone in the household gives the Christmas pudding mixture a stir and makes a wish
A Designer Christmas

A Designer Christmas

I used to have a large Victorian paper doll when I was little and I absolutely loved it, I still wonder where it went, but a baby penguin in a Christmas jumper
gluten-free apple and medjool date cake

gluten-free apple and medjool date cake

Some little streets such as Carnaby Street and St Christopher's Place always put a very creative and contemporary spin on their lights whilst posher streets like Old Bond Street and Saville Row look like something out of a Victorian fairytale
My Favourite Cookbooks of 2015 plus Christmas Giveaway #4

My Favourite Cookbooks of 2015 plus Christmas Giveaway #4

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the history of picnics from the Victorian era to today. From the Georgian Garlicky Poussins to the Prague Cake or the Pork Ribs and Dumplings, I wanted to bookmark every recipe and I'm sure you will too
Review: A National Trust Christmas

Review: A National Trust Christmas

It's time to get festive at this magical house and garden in West Sussex where you’ll find out how the Victorian servants are decorating their rooms and preparing for the family’s Christmas ‘upstairs’
The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynn Hill

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynn Hill

Victorian Cakes - pretty bakes inspired by historical tales. Global Cakes - we take inspiration from our friends overseas and look at everything from Finnish Christmas cake to Japanese tea
A Royal Christmas

A Royal Christmas

The North Gallery, often overlooked by visitors, has a table set for a Victorian breakfast with delicate china borrowed from nearby Preston Manor and a stack of colourful presents waiting to be opened