Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes

Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes – a collection of some favourite recipes from my childhood and some new twists on tried and true traditional fruitcake.

Best Newfoundland Christmas Cake Recipes

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.

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
  • Fruitcake Loaf Cake

2019 UPDATE: A new, smaller and more budget friendly fruitcake recipe has been added at the end of this list.

Ultimate Nut Fruitcake plus how to make homemade marzipan and fondant to finish it.

Ultimate Nut Fruitcake slioce on plate with gold leaf, Christmas tree ornaments in background.

Ultimate Nut Fruitcake

Newfoundland Cherry Cake

Newfoundland Cherry Cake featured image

Newfoundland Cherry Cake

Old English Fruitcake

Old English Fruitcake

Old English Fruitcake

Orange Brandy Fruitcake

Orange Brandy Fruitcake

Orange Brandy Fruitcake

Apple Bourbon Fruitcake

Bourbon Apple Fruitcake

Bourbon Apple Fruitcake

Cherry Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Cherries & Orange

Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Cherries & Orange

Apricot Raisin Cake

Apricot Raisin Cake

Apricot Raisin Cake

Cherry Pecan Cake

Cherry Pecan Cake

Cherry Pecan Cake

Poor Mans Cake (War Cake)

War Cake a.k.a. Poor Man's Cake

War Cake a.k.a. Poor Man’s Cake

Hazelnut Coconut Fruitcake

Hazelnut Coconut Fruitcake

Brandied Pineapple Cream Cheese Fruitcake

Pineapple Fruitcake single slice shown on white plate

Pineapple Fruitcake

Apricot Light Fruitcake

Apricot Fruitcake

Apricot Fruitcake

UPDATE! Two new additions for 2017!

Rum Raisin Fruitcake

Rum Raisin Fruitcake

Rum Raisin Fruitcake

Apricot & Brandy Fruitcake

Apricot & Brandy Fruitcake

Apricot & Brandy Fruitcake

2019 UPDATE.  A new smaller fruitcake that’s quick, easy and budget friendly. Find our new Fruitcake Loaf Cake here.

Fruitcake Loaf Cake close up of cut cake and slice on white plate

Fruitcake Loaf Cake

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